|Here is my older son enjoying the beets that I made.|
- I am providing my little guy with his first adventures into the culinary world.
- I can pick what he is eating, instead of some company who makes jarred food.
- I know it's fresh.
- It is super easy.
- It is affordable.
- With a little preparation, I can make more than a month's worth of food at a time.
- I have tasted the baby food in the jars and all I can say is gross!
Over Thanksgiving week my family made a trip up to the mountains, a "stay-cation". I thought it would be easier to bring baby food instead of trying to prepare a weeks worth of meals to bring up. I was amazed how much we spent on baby food for just one week. I bought all organic and bought the ones that were already mixed with fruits and veggies and it ended up costing $27 for the week (not including taxes).
This is why I was so floored by my purchase: If I buy a bag of organic carrots, for example, it is $3 for a whole bag. This will yield me 2 ice cube trays of baby food (this is how I freeze it), each tray has 16 servings. For 2 trays that is about 9 cents per serving, compared to $1 or more for a jar of organic carrot baby food.
If you want to make baby food, but do not know where to start, there are a lot of great resources on the web. If you look at my blog roll, I have added some of the blogs. When I was first starting out I bought the book "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. This book is a great resource, I still reference it when trying to decide what to feed my 8 month old. I just used it today when making beet baby food. I have become a wealth of knowledge feeding my two boys. Any questions send me a message and I can help out also.