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Your Own Baby Food
containers of baby food sure are expensive once you start totaling up
how much you use in a day. Now you are probably
wondering how you could possibly save money on baby food (besides those
$.25 coupons). Well, you can’t save money on those
little containers, but you can on baby food itself. How?
Make it yourself! It’s really not as hard as
you think. Do a search on the internet for
“homemade baby food” and you’ll find tons of recipes on how to
make just about anything perfect for your little one.
me tell you how easy it can be to make your own baby food. Yes,
it takes a bit of time, but knowing that you’re giving your baby the
best food for him (uh huh, better than the baby food you buy in the
store) and saving some money at the same time it is all worth it!
So, here we go…
best thing to do is to buy fresh fruits and veggies, but the next best
is frozen. Canned foods usually have too much sodium
or preservatives in them. Before we begin, there are
very important rules to follow when you’re cooking the foods on your
own, but you’ll learn those from specific recipe requirements.
Besides bananas and melons, most foods need to be cooked or
steamed first. Steaming is the best choice for
preparing your baby food. You’ll need to steam the
foods until they are nice and soft which can vary
anywhere from 15-25 minutes. Once they are done, they
are placed into a blender to be pureed (some foods will need to be
peeled before they are pureed). When they’ve been
pureed, you will either use fresh water or the water left over from
being steamed to mix with the pureed food to make it thinner for the
baby to eat. Once you have the food ready, it
is poured into ice cube trays (which are easiest) and then frozen.
When the cubes are completely frozen they can be stored in zip
lock bags until they are ready to be served.
note that there are specific cooking rules for all the foods, so be sure
to follow all recipes thoroughly. Try making some
baby food yourself. If you don’t want to do it
solely, try just preparing some homemade fruits or desserts for your
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