‘Canned’ Soup That’s Good For Baby

Posted on Jun 21 2010 - 8:37am by Christine

The title of this post is actually a little tongue in cheek… because we don’t recommend offering your baby canned soup at all! For one thing, canned soup tends to contain too much salt to make it a safe food for your little one to eat. It’s also less nutritious than homemade soup and FAR less tasty!

Instead, the can in our title refers to a rather ingenious method for storing soups and other liquids in the freezer. Let us explain…

We received a message last week from mom of twins Fern from Tampa, Florida. Fern told us how she loves to prepare homemade soup for her babies (and for herself and her hubby too), but that she had run into a problem with storing her creations. As a working mom, she likes to cook in bulk, but freezing lots of different batches of soup meant that most of her storage containers wound up in the freezer!

Then she found a neat solution…

What I do now is use large zip-top bags. I put the bags into sturdy containers like coffee cans, then pour in the cooled soup (the coffee can supports the bag). I then place the whole can – with the bag inside – into the freezer. Once the soup is frozen, I just lift out the bag and store it in the freezer. That way,  I still have all my containers available to use for other things and  I find the bags easy to stack !

Thank you very much, Fern, for this great tip. We think it would work equally well for other things like homemade stocks and gravies too!

If YOU have a good time-saving kitchen tip or cooking short-cut you’d like to share with our readers, then please do leave a comment or contact us here.

Otherwise, please take a these look at these…


Homemade soup recipes for your baby
Tasty soup recipes from our blog
Baby soup recipes from our readers
How to store large amounts of stock/broth

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Karen June 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm -

    From another working mom of twins, Thank you!!

  2. Sarah July 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm -

    does anyone know if plastic freezer bags are BPA free?

  3. Christine July 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm -

    Sarah, according to about.com, Ziploc brand bags are BPA free

  4. Sarah July 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm -

    thanks, that is awesome to know!

  5. Kim July 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm -

    When I freeze stock, I do it in ziptop bags, but I lay them flat. It will then freeze flat and they are much easier to store and take up less space that way!

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