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What Baby Foods Will/Won’t Freeze

March 26, 2010

You can make your own healthy baby food for a whole lot less than traditional baby food. You can even freeze it for up to a month! For details on how to get started, click here.

What Baby Foods Will/Won’t Freeze???

Puréed foods that we find freeze well
(browning is not indicative of rot but of natural oxidization – that is unless you have used rotten fruit to begin with.)
Puréed foods that we find do not freeze very well
Apples (may turn brown – freeze in slices for a nice teething reliever in a baby safe feeder) Apricots (may not freeze solid and texture may be altered, otherwise ok)
Avocados (may turn brown when pureed, otherwise ok – best frozen in halves with a bit of lemon juice) Citrus such as Orange, Tangerine or Grapefruit
Bananas (may turn brown when pureed, otherwise ok – freeze bananas whole in their jackets for less waste – cut in half, wrap then freeze) Dairy products (may freeze yogurt – texture and color may change, otherwise ok)
Banana mixed with other fruits Eggs (cook whole egg or just yolk and then freeze without pureeing.)
Blueberries Melon (may become watery and taste/texture may change – ok to freeze if not puréed)
Broccoli Grapes (freeze whole or halved)
Cauliflower Potatoes – White(difficult to reconstitute when frozen in puréed form otherwise ok to freeze – may thaw and heat up with a mealy texture)
Carrots Prunes (may not freeze solid and texture may be altered, otherwise ok)
Corn Rice (difficult to reconstitute when frozen in puréed form otherwise ok to freeze)
Green Beans
Mangos Mangos (great in chunked form – watery and gritty when in pureed form)
Meats Meats may become gritty when thawed otherwise they are fine.
Nectarines (may turn brown and taste may change – mixed results)
Noodles – freeze “whole” Noodles – do not freeze well when pureed.
Peaches Papaya (great in chunked form – watery and gritty when in pureed form)
Pears (may turn brown and taste may change – mixed results – freeze in slices then mash for best bet)
Peas
Plums (may turn brownish and taste may change – mixed results) Squash – Zucchini & Summer (yellow)(may turn extremely watery when thawed and some taste may suffer
Rice (freeze it without pureeing and then puree when thawed for a nice taste/texture) Tofu (color changes and texture becomes spongy – still ok to eat however)
Squash – Acorn, Butternut, Winter
Sweet Potato
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2010 12:59 am

    Hi! Thanks for posting the chart from wholesomebabyfood.com! Our visitors love the chart and I hope your visitors do as well!

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