Making purees from scratch may seem like a lot of work, but Jessica says busy moms and dads can find a way to fit it into their schedules.
Jessica says she sets aside one hour every Sunday to make her purees for the week. "My children go to bed, [and] Jerry and I sit in our kitchen and I make purees," she says. "We talk about everything that we sort of never make time for otherwise."
The pureeing process is simple, she says. First, you peel and chop your vegetable. Then, you toss it into the steamer. Once it's steamed and softened, you throw it in the food processor to puree.
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Jessica stocks her refrigerator with the purees. Then, when she's ready to cook, she snips off a corner of the plastic bag and adds some into everything she makes. "I am not a professional chef, and I certainly am not a nutritionist, but I am a busy mother who is looking for simple, fast solutions to feed her family well," she says.
Jessica's passion for pureeing inspires Oprah to reveal a secret about herself. "This is a secret that most people don't know about me...I love pureeing and packaging," she says. "I used to just have like one or two purees, but this has changed my puree paradigm."