It is vital to a babies' health that they be fed properly...that they receive a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to get the vitamins and minerals required each day for proper growth. With the Saladmaster® Machine, it is easy to give your baby fresh foods that have not lost important nutrients due to canning and air exposure.
Use the No. 1 - Shredder for preparing such foods for a young baby...and the No. 2 - stringer when preparing junior foods.
1) Wash vegetables thoroughly. Using the appropriate size cone for cutting fruits and vegetables according to babies age; cut fruit or vegetable directly into the 1 quart pan. When using frozen vegetables, simply place them directly in the pan; do not add any water.
2) Cover pan and place over medium heat. When the Vapo-Valve™ clicks, reduce heat to low. Begin timing vegetables after the heat is turned to low, according to the suggested times below:
|Asparagus, whole spears||5-7|
|Beans, green or wax||8-10|
|Beets, red, whole medium||50-60|
|Corn, kernels, frozen||1-2|
|Okra, small, whole||6-8|
|Peas, fresh or frozen||2-3|
|Peppers, green or red||3-4|
|Potatoes, sweet, cubed||15-20|
|Potatoes, white, whole, medium||20-25|
|Squash, summer, sliced||4-6|
|Squash, winter, diced||10-13|
|Zucchini squash, sliced||
3) Cream vegetables with a fork or for a smoother consistency place cooked vegetables in an electric food processor prior to serving to baby.
Caution: As with any precision cutting instrument, the edges of the cutting cones are very sharp. Use extreme care when handling.