Dear Crissy

Easy homemade baby food

Nuk Baby Food Masher

Kara recently turned 6-months-old, and you know what that means — time for solids!

I decided that I wanted to try to make more homemade baby food this time around, and for Kara’s first experience with solids I chose to simply mash a fresh banana for her.

I mash bananas and other fruits and vegetables for her in this simple yet effective product from Nuk’s new Freshfoods line. The Freshfoods Mash & Serve Bowl makes preparing fresh homemade baby food a breeze. I love that this is such a basic idea that helps you more easily mash the food, but doesn’t take up a lot of space or require electricity or batteries.

The Freshfoods Mash & Serve Bowl is also simple to clean up. You can easily wash it in the sink, or throw it in the dishwasher.

Aside from fruits like bananas that are already soft, I’ve been steaming vegetables for Kara and mashing them in the Freshfoods Mash & Serve bowl.

Kara particularly loves sweet potatoes and this creamy, delicious banana avocado mixture I make for her!

Avocado & banana baby food

A creamy homemade baby food (appropriate for babies at least 4 months) featuring two vitamin-packed first fruits, banana & avocado!


1 Ripe banana

1 Ripe avocado


Cut up one ripe banana and remove meat from a ripe avocado. Combine the fruit and mash to a creamy texture, adding a little water if needed to loosen.

I was provided with the Mash & Serve Bowl from Nuk to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own.

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  1. Amy Keating Casey — June 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am (#)

    Hello…my husband’s uncle and his wife finally had children, TWINS…so whatever money she can save, we try to help out in any way we can…this would be awesome for them!! Thanks for the opportunity!! :)


  2. Arica W. — June 25, 2012 @ 9:29 am (#)

    I would love to win this because it would make it easy to make healthy foods for the baby. Always looking for something different and this looks like it would be neat to try out and use.


  3. Candie L — June 25, 2012 @ 9:31 am (#)

    I think this would be a great baby shower gift for my niece. thank you


  4. Joanna — June 25, 2012 @ 9:31 am (#)

    My son is also ready to start solids since he turns 6 months old this week! I can’t wait to start and watch him explore new foods!


  5. Nikki Oconnor — June 25, 2012 @ 9:31 am (#)

    I would love to win this. I have a 10month old who is constantly wanting what we have. I’d love to make more baby food for her! Like avocado and banana


  6. amy linderman — June 25, 2012 @ 9:39 am (#)

    cool! i hate using a FORK!


  7. Anna — June 25, 2012 @ 9:41 am (#)

    This is great! Our baby girl has been sampling my soy yogurt lately and loves it!


    • Anna — June 25th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

      Oh and this would make things so much easier when making our own food in a few more months!

  8. Angela Stovall — June 25, 2012 @ 9:42 am (#)

    I think this would be an awesome product for our 7 week old when he gets a little older to start solid food with him. It’s such a great idea!!!


  9. Angela N. — June 25, 2012 @ 9:43 am (#)

    This makes things so much easier than having to pull out the blender!


  10. Lisa Welch — June 25, 2012 @ 9:43 am (#)

    I am fully intent on preparing my 1st grandchild’s food at home. No jar foods for him! My daughter is so excited that he will be well-fed!


  11. Taycie Schmidt — June 25, 2012 @ 10:01 am (#)

    So easy to use!!!


  12. Elizabeth Hodgson — June 25, 2012 @ 10:09 am (#)

    I have a little granddaughter six months old that sure could use this.


  13. Felisa — June 25, 2012 @ 10:19 am (#)

    I have always tried to feed my girls homemade baby food, but sometimes it was difficult. Having to cook and puree all that food was time consuming. Now that I am expecting it would be nice to try something easier this time around.


  14. angela — June 25, 2012 @ 10:25 am (#)

    This is too neat !!! I want one for my grandson !!


  15. Kirstie Gibbons — June 25, 2012 @ 10:32 am (#)

    I would love this for baby on the way!


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