If you've known me for any amount of time, you know I'm very frugal and an avid DIY'er.
Is "DIY'er" a word? Well, it is now.
So, with my two older daughters, I really didn't know much about making my own baby food, but I didn't like how much I was spending. After my second daughter was too old for baby food, I found many of my friends were doing this very crunchy granola thing.....making their own baby food!
So, I decided then and there that if there were any more children in store for us, I would definitely do this. There were. ;) So, I did.
I've made some cereals with success, so I wanted to share a few fruits and veggies that I made today. I plan to get Ruth Yaron's, "Super Baby Food" cookbook, but I haven't managed to pick it up yet.
This process was very easy, cost effective, and not too time consuming.
After I washed both the apples and green beans, and peeled the apples, I started by steaming the chopped up apples and green beans for about 20-30 minutes.
The green beans went straight into the food processor.
Nice and baby-foodish
Now, on to the ice cube trays. 3 of these cubes yield about 2 oz(1/4 cup)
I did the same with my bananas and apples.
Once the cubes were frozen, I popped them out, and put them in freezer bags.
Next time, I will make more and devote some more time so I can save time later. We are just testing everything now for our boys' tolerance. I love the idea of it being inexpensive and so healthy!! We would spend a minimum of $5 per day on baby food if I didn't make it myself. That's $150 a month folks. And that's just Stage 1 food! So, I feel really good about doing this. Plus, it's fun for me!
Have you made baby food before? If so, what are some of your tricks?
If not, why not give it a try!?
It's kid tested...mother approved. ;)
He thinks so!
And he says...."After my nap, mom. After my nap."