6 Benefits of using a Baby Food Steamer Blender for Weaning
Whether you’re a foodie or a beginner in the kitchen, the all-in-one concept of a baby food steamer-blender was designed to simplify the cooking bit so you can spend more time enjoying the weaning bit with your baby!
Although you might be thinking about the initial investment, parents will be pleased to know a baby food steamer-blender can be beautiful, functional and actually far more economical vs the long term cost of shop-bought baby meals.
Here's what else you might find surprising about using a baby food steamer blender.
1. Choose the weaning method you’re most comfortable with
Whether you want to go down the baby-led weaning route with softened finger foods for 6 months or start with spoon-fed smooth purees - the Nutribaby+ XL features both functionalities to prepare tasty meals and finger foods. Of course, being productive and saving time is always the best option. The Nutribaby(+) XL can steam and blend at the same time which means you can prep twice as much in record time.
2. Batch cook
If you're back to work or have limited time in the kitchen everyday, you aren't alone! Our top tip? Spend 30 minutes 1-2 times per week to prepare a batch of 2 or 3 taste combinations to stash away in your fridge or freezer.
Did you know? The Nutribaby+ XL is the largest capacity steamer-blender! With 3 steam baskets you can prepare a different meal or food in each one. Blend, mash, portion, and store food away within 20 minutes. Cooking this way for baby will also make your meal options go further. When you need a quick meal for baby, the Nutribaby(+) XL has a defrost and reheat function to gently warm food thoroughly.
3. Max out their Nutrition
Steam-cooking finger foods and vegetables for homemade purees is the best cooking method for preserving taste and nutrients.
Nutribaby+ XL features a cooking timer that ensures that food is steamed for the optimal time in order to keep as much of their nutritional value intact after cooking, while the rest is reserved in the cooking juice collector within the steamer which can be added back into your purees, soups, and mashed foods.
4. Food Allergies
Discovering your baby has a food allergy can be a source of anxiety for any parent when trying to avoid any of the common allergens like gluten, wheat, dairy, even some preservatives within some shop-bought purees and meals. If you're faced with this, the beauty of meal prepping with a baby food steamer blender is that you have complete control over what goes into your food maker, and more importantly, your baby's tummy.
5. Mess-less mealtimes
While we can’t guarantee the same for your baby after mealtimes, we can guarantee little or no washing up! Using an all-in-one baby food maker does all the cooking (for up to a week's worth of meals) in one steamer and one blender jug. The Nutribaby+ XL is dishwasher-friendly too (minus the electrical part) for total convenience and perfect cleaning every time.
“It’s so easy to put veg in and leave it to cook in this – no need to worry about pans boiling over." 2021 review, mum of 2, Laura
6. Not just for weaning
Once you've gone through weaning with a baby food steamer blender, you might have also used it to prep your own meals and realized how useful it was for getting more of healthy ingredients into the family’s meals. From pregnancy nutrition to weaning baby and whole family meals, the Nutribaby(+) XL was designed with the capability to nourish beyond weaning and to make healthier eating an easier habit for everyone. 2021 parent testers said "it genuinely helped their families to eat more vegetables."
Some baby food steamer blenders may double up with additional useful functionalities - the Nutribaby(+) XL doesn't disappoint when it comes to extra value-for-money features. Remove the steam basket plates to create one large conical sterilizing area with a pre-programmed sterilizing button for sterilizing up to 4 baby bottles or your breast pump accessories, dummies, toys - just as you would a normal sterilizer.