We are, like most everyone else, trying to cut back on needless spending. Have you checked out how much baby food costs these days? It’s a lot. Too much, actually.
I experimented a bit with making my own baby food after my first baby. She hated it. So I stopped. With my second I was too sleep deprived and consumed by having two babies still in diapers. And it was, of course, much easier.
Anyway, my number three will eat anything. She would eat a steak dinner if she had teeth. She’s that interested in food–but real food, not prepared baby food. She turns her nose up at the stuff.
A few of my friends used to make their own baby food. I went back and read Erin’s post about how she made her own. And I looked around online a bit, too, and found a few other blogs with similar posts. You don’t need fancy equipment. Just a pan, fresh fruit and veggies, maybe a basket steamer, and a blender.
I spent the weekend making various blends for my little culinary 7 month old baby:
Fuji Apples (they were so sweet and delicious)
Sweet Potatoes (not yams–the real thing)
Sweet Potatoes and Corn
Green Beans and Turkey (I used turkey that had been canned in broth with no salt)
Next on the list:
Squash (probably acorn or butternut)
Plums, Peaches, Apricots or Cherries (if I can find them–she needs some fiber)
I’ve been amazed how my baby slurps the homemade food right up. She would not do that with the prepared stuff.
Here’s a few other links you will find helpful: