I know that not everyone has a desire to make their own baby food.
I didn't think I would either.
It does take time...I did carrots from our farmer's market on Sunday and it took probably 30 minutes. And just now I did sweet potatoes and it took 20 minutes. And when I tell you it took 30 minutes I mean it took 30 minutes to make 30 cubes of babyfood...and right now for Sydney each cube is one meal...since she eats so little.
But here's the thing...when you buy baby food it generally costs $0.80 - $1.30 a jar (about two - three cubes)depending on whether you buy organic or not. And you have a glass jar or plastic container you have to toss. But my carrots were 2 dollars for a huge clump at our farmers market. So right there you know you are saving a TON of money.
Here's the other thing. When I make the carrots they are pretty thick. WAY thicker than the stores. So I have to add water. And so the truth...when you buy a jar of baby food the amount of actual fruit or veggie in there is so small...and my cubes can probably double since I will have to add liquid to them for Miss Syd right now.
The biggest thing...when you buy any combination jar that includes blueberries...there is probably less than one to three blueberries in that jar because the amount of blueberry it takes to make it the color that jarred baby food color is so little. A few blueberries purred will make it super dark..
Anyways, I know it is not everyone's cup of tea. And I was lucky to have a mother in law that came and got me started. And I have never done half of what some moms (my sister in law) did for their little one. Not everyone has the time or the desire. But I just am amazed at the process that works for me. The amount of money it saves and the taste...if you try Sydney's apples, avocados, peas, carrots, or sweet potatoes...you would easily eat it. And I think that is the point...right?
Have you made your own babyfood? What's your favorite or your childs :)?
What was a trick that helped make it easy?
And if you are interested but are not sure where to start...give me a shout out and I would be glad to get you going...it's all about support.