Make Homemade Baby Food with the NUK Freshfoods Cook-n-Blend (Review)

April 4, 2013

As many of you know, I prefer making my little one’s baby food at home rather than buying pre-made food. There are so many benefits to making homemade baby food for your child. I have chosen to prepare D’s baby food so I can be confident in the source and exact ingredients in her food as well as to save money. I recently had the opportunity to review the NUK Freshfoods Cook-n-Blend and it has quickly become a go-to item in my kitchen. The Freshfoods Cook-n-Blend has so many capabilities beyond simply making purees and is the only appliance needed to create nutritious food for baby without difficulty.

Key Features

Dual Action Function
The Cook n-Blend has a dual action function, meaning it both steams and blends food into purees. For a small kitchen appliance, the fact that it contains both a food processor and a steamer is a huge plus! You can be assured your little one is getting all necessary vitamins/minerals since steaming better preserves these nutrients. To get started, just pour water into reservoir,  place chopped fruits and vegetables in steaming basket, press steam button, and wait the specified time for fruits/vegetables to be complete! There is even a helpful chart in the instruction manual that gives water amount and steaming time guidelines for common fruits/vegetables. When steaming is complete, it will automatically stop and  beep to alert you. Everything can then be poured directly into the blender for puree. It does not get much easier than that!

Makes up to Four Meals (32 oz Bowl)
Many parents want to make their baby’s food in bulk and freeze for later use. The Cook-n-Blend makes it easy to make large quantities of food with it’s large 32 oz bowl.

Double Steamer Basket
This feature is perfect for separating various fruits or vegetables so flavors are preserved during the steaming process.

Two Texture Options
The Cook-n-Blend has two texture options (smooth or chunky). This makes the Cook-n-Blend a worthwhile purchase, since it will grow with your child’s preferences.

Dishwasher Safe
Not only is the Cook-n-Blend dishwasher safe but it is also super easy to clean since it is only composed of a few basic parts.

Smoothie Blade
This is one of my favorite features since I can even make myself a little treat!

Recipe Book
Each Cook-n-Blend comes equipped with a special recipe booklet containing several ideas for wholesome meals.

Find below an example of a recipe using the Cook-n-Blend:

Apple and Pear Puree
1 large eating apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 large ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
Place the chopped fruits into the Freshfoods Cook-n-Blend Baby Food Maker steam basket. Place the basket into the cooking bowl and tightly twist the lid closed. Place the cooking bowl on the base and lock into place. Unscrew the water reservoir knob at the top of the unit and fill with water to level 3. Tightly replace the knob. Press the on/off button to start cooking. The green light will come on and it will cook for about 17 minutes. Remove the basket and keep the cooking liquid. Place the steamed fruit from the basket directly into the cooking bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. To puree, turn the blender button to the desired speed depending on the texture you want.

The NUK Cook-n-Blend truly dissipates any challenge associated with making homemade baby food. It is so simple to use and includes everything needed to start making your baby fresh and nutritious food. They even have a variety of compatible accessories for storing baby’s food. The NUK Cook-n-Blend normally retails for $99.99 but for a limited time you can receive $20 off! NUK is also offering $1 off any accessory purchase! Just head over here to save now.

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinions on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Laurie Nykaza February 22, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I had not seen this before so glad to read your review. I like the size of it and that you can make healthy baby food for your little ones using it sounds amazing.

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