Saturday, November 28, 2009

Homemade Baby Food

I had a friend ask me to post this.  A few days ago I went to town making my own baby food.  This is not my original idea so you can take what you want from this post.  I do have a few pointers.  First, if this is something you are interested in doing I highly suggest buying Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron (she is not paying me to advertise :)).  She tells you how to cook and store every kind of fruit or vegetable imaginable!  She also tells you at what stage babies are ready for each food. 

I calculated the cost of homemade baby food versus store bought and came to the conclusion that store bought is about 3 times the cost where I live.  That can add up!  The nice thing about making your own is that if you over produce you don't have to send the leftover jars with your older kids to school (I love you mom!).  You can throw the veggie cubes into soups and the fruit cubes into smoothies...or what ever you wish.

I divide my cubes into two groups, fruits and veggies.  I store the fruit cubes together in a large freezer bag and the veggie cubes in another bag.  The bag on the left is the fruit bag and it contains prunes, pears, and bananas.  The veggie bag on the right contains green beans, peas, pumpkin, and carrots.  It took me about an hour and a half to make all this.  I have to say you feel quite fulfilled afterwards!  Have fun.

1 comment:

Amber said...

This is fantasitically helpful.
If Avery would even eat the mashed up food I would be all over this. But she is now officially refusing to eat mush and will only eat TINY TINY soft pieces of her fruit and veggies. So clever. And nicely done photos!