Packaged baby food typically costs $1.50-$2 per serving. Plus you can never be too careful about what is in your baby’s food. Even with the organic versions, many nutrients are lost during processing. A cheaper and healthier alternative is to make your own! For as low as $5/week, you can make your own baby food. I like to make it in batches and freeze half of it for another week.
All you need is a blender, food processor, baby bullet or something similar. I personally use the Baby Bullet system and love it! There are tons of recipes you can find online depending on what kinds of foods you would like to feed your baby. The baby bullet also comes with an awesome recipe book. You can find certain healthy produce for extremely cheap. My favorites are cantaloupe and sweet potato. Dry beans are fairly cheap as well. You just have to cook/boil and puree them. For most fresh produce you just have to puree it by adding water. Add as much as you desire for the right consistency for your baby. Tough produce like zucchini, potatoes, carrots, etc need to be boiled until they are soft before you can puree them. Meats will need to be thoroughly cooked before pureeing as well. There are so many possibilities!
Some of my favorites include – pear, avocado, sweet potato, apple, chicken w/herbs, carrots, peas or any combination of those, depending on baby’s age and readiness.