When Alex's nutritionist told me that processed baby food has little to no nutritional value because it is so watered down, I made my mind up to make Alex's food.
This is the blender I use, I love it!
Here is the taco meat and beans that I pureed a few nights ago, then poured into ice trays to freeze. When I puree meat, I make sure I add enough water or broth depending on what flavor of meat it is before blending to make it as smooth as possible because Alex gags on any chunk bigger than a pin head. I never add the same amount, I just add a little bit at a time, blend it and see how smooth it is, if its not smooth enough, I add more.
Alex probably eats food that is equal to stage 2, or between 1 and 2.
This is what is in my freezer right now. Peas, Carrots, pears, blueberries, sausage, ham and green beans, squash, taco meat and beans.
This morning I made apples for him to eat. Cut and peel the apple. Soften it however you prefer, I just add apple juice, cover with a paper towel, and microwave it for 3-5 minutes depending on the fruit or veggie. I always use the excess water once it is softened to keep any nutrients that cooked out into the water or juice.
This is the blender I use most of the time, but the magic bullet comes with a selection on blades.
From start to finish it took me under 10 minutes.
Put in ice tray, and freeze.
It was recommended to me not to ever put the pureed food down his g-tube, by the GI, nutritionist, and ST. So I too recommend that no one does this.
I have clogged his tube twice trying to put meat down it, no matter how thin I get the meat, it wont go down the tube, even with lots of water. I do have success with pureed carrots, apples, pears, and squash, and I do add these to his milk if he doesn't finish them by mouth. Green beans, blueberries, and peas can also clog. So again, I recommend that you don't put food down the g-tube.