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Making your own baby food

Buying baby food can get really expensive. Making your own baby food can be time consuming. What to do? How to do it? What to use? What foods can they eat at certain months? There’s a lot to take in when you’re wanting to make your own baby food. You don’t need the latest and greatest machines out there to make baby food.

Simple puree… use a small sauce pan, put a little olive or canola oil in the pan (these are healthier options), break up or cut up carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, cook for a bit, then use a potato or meat masher and smoosh them up. Have a blender? You don’t need the baby bullet or any other fancy and expense tool. If you have a blender or food processor those work great. I got the ninja for Mother’s day and that blender works for SEVERAL food items. Peaches and pears don’t need any extra fluid because they have enough of their own juice and they cook and blend up quickly. Add applesauce to any food and you have a good meal for your baby.

TIP…. Use what you have to save $$

With my first child, I went back to work so I had the money to spend on baby food. Did I have the time to make food? Yes, and I could have done more for him. I realized that while I was preparing our dinner I could prepare MORE baby food at the same time and freeze it.

Make it simple. Your baby will eat most of what you eat, as long as you wait four to six months to start her/him on solids.

The items pictured I found at Target. The white and green is a baby ice cube tray, the blue is gel and I bought Tupperware to fit it. The baby food book is my all time favorite, it has many recipes in it that my kids loved. (I am not paid to endorse this book) there are several baby food books out there.

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