So, those of you who don’t have kids, just tuck this post (or pin it!) in the back of your mind for when you do!
I am so happy that my friends encouraged me to make my own baby food. I like to do crafts, and to save money, but really (really!) only when it is super easy or fun. Thankfully, making baby food was both. Seriously, it was way too easy, and way cheaper than buying baby food. Now, I don’t have anything against store bought baby food. I have fed some to Luke on occasion. But, it is expensive, and when you compare the color of my homemade peas (bright green!) to the peas you get at the store (green/brownish color), you just have to wonder, what exactly is in there.
It is super simple. All you need is a good blender or food processor. My friend had a baby bullet that she was done using, so I used that, but really you could just use a blender.
Just buy some fresh or frozen veggies or fruit. Steam in the microwave til soft. Blend away. Add breast milk/formula/water to thin out to the consistency that you need. Thinner for younger babies and thicker as they get older.
Now, you can buy special container to put the baby food in. The baby bullet came with these cute little containers. But I found that ice cube trays worked the best. Put the food in, freeze, then pop them out and keep in a Ziploc bag. Then, you can pull out 1 or 2 at a time, however fast your baby is eating.
I would make a bunch at a time. Peas, green beans, carrots, pumpkin, berries, apples, peaches, pears, etc. And as they get older, you can start to combine flavors too.
Super easy, right? And Luke approved.