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We do a combo of purees & self feeding. DS loves loves loves applesauce! But we don't get baby applesauce, just the kind we would eat, from the organic aisle of course - only one non-organic brand doesn't have added sugar...I think it's santa cruz, maybe? Anywho, I have a food mill, but find it difficult for mashing ds's food, so instead I just pulse it in the mini-food processor for a few whirls. If it is not juicy enough, I add a little breast milk or water to thin it out. I then package it in the extra tiny (1/4 pint) ball jars. They have a good seal, hold the perfect amount, and freeze/thaw easily.
So far, I have pureed: sweet potato, apricots/peaches, and carrots/peas. But we also self feed avocado, very ripe (almost rotten) bananas (he won't eat them if they aren't practically rotten!) which I have also recently started freezing for a teething treat, raw apricots, teething biscuits, steamed peppers, etc.
As the summer progresses and more local produce comes in, I want to make & freeze a good selection for the rest of the year. You can also try The BAby Bistro, I took it out of the library, and it has great recipes for mommas & babies - you just leave out the extra spices for babe!