Wednesday, January 3

Works-for-Me Wednesday: Ice cube trays

I'm running on very little brain power today. I've been thinking about visiting this group for a while, so here's my secret for feeding little ones.

That's right. Ice cube trays.

For babies, you can easily freeze one ounce portions of homemade baby food in ice cube trays. Just mash it all up (or use your blender or food processor) and spoon it into the trays. After a few hours, you can pop them out and store them in freezer bags.

For toddlers, dish up the meal (or snacks) right into the tray. My daughter is much more likely to eat a bite of chicken and two small stalks of broccoli out of each cube section, finishing her meal and not spilling as much on the floor, than she is to pick it all out of a bowl or off a plate.

As an added bonus, they're a lot cheaper than those plastic character plates they sell for the preschool set.

For more tips and advice visit Rocks in my Dryer.


  1. Yup, I totally agree. We did this when I made baby food for my son and it was the perfect size.

    Imagine my delight when I had enough food for six months made for him and the power went out for two days. What a disappointment!

    Great tip- thanks for sharing!

  2. I've done the baby food thing, but I never would have thought of feeding the kid out of the tray. Perhaps because I only have one ice cube tray.

    I also freeze simmered-down soup stock in ice cube trays.

  3. I did this too. I actually used them to freeze br**st milk, perfect for using to make alittle baby cereal in the morning.
    (tha asteriks to avoid weird google searches...see how I care?)

    good WFMW idea!

    Jenny in Ca


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