You will save a lot of money making your own baby food.
Not only will it be more frugal and thrift friendly, the food may also be
healthier and taste better.
It is not hard to do. There are several mills which make
quick work of pulverizing adult food for babies. You can take a lot of the
food that your family normally eats for dinner, and put it in the baby food
mill, food processor or blender, and whip it into sauce. You do need to be
careful of the spices you put in baby food. Remove the food for the
baby before you add the spices to your meal.
Once you prepare the baby food, put the amount you don't use
into ice cube trays and freeze it. Once frozen, remove the cubes and keep
them in a freezer bag. When your family is eating a meal not suitable to
be made into baby food, you can take the cubes out of the freezer and heat them
up in the microwave.
some more tips for making frugal baby food.
- Start with recipes made
with just one food, like bananas or peas.
- Other good starter baby
foods are ripe pears, potatoes, cooked squash, grated apples, and
- Steam or boil food to
soften, and then mash it.
- If you are going out and
want to bring food, bring a banana or some cooked food in a baggie.
- If you are eating out,
share a baked potato, cooked beans, or avocado.