Steaming is a great method to prepare food. Vitamins and minerals are preserved duing the steaming process. Boiling, simmering, pan frying and mirowaving all result in the loss of some vital nutrients. When preparing food with one o these methods, use the least amount of water necessary.
Bring water to a boil. Food should be placed in a steamer basket above the level of the boiling water. Most baskets have handles that will keep the basket from dropping into the water.
Parents that prepare baby food are generally doing so for the health of the baby. They believe that home prepared baby food is healthier than store bought. Why boil all the nutrients away in the water? Steam is definitely the best method for prepareing baby foo.
It is best to not add salt or sugar to baby food prepared at home. A baby has not developed a taste for salt or sweet. If your toddler will not eat certain food, you might try adding a small amount of honey for flavor or just waiting a week or two and introduce the food again.