It is so easy to make homemade baby food! For instance, I bought two apples and peeled, cored and cut them into 6 pieces. I put these in a microwave safe bowl with a lid and 2 tbsp of water. I microwaved them for 4 minutes, let them cool and then pureed them in my trusty garage sale blender (I wrote about it here.)
For the peas, all I did was steam a baby serving size for 8 minutes, put them in the blender with some water and pureed them in until they were smooth. (Since I had to buy these frozens, Yaron does not recommend refreezing them in ice cube trays.)
Do you see how easy this is! It doesn’t have to be expensive either. By making your own baby food, you will immediately save money over jar baby food. (See my previous post on the cost difference here.) For supplies, I just bought 4 ice cube trays at a garage sale. They only cost me .50 total. I already have the blender. Those are really the only supplies you need.
I did purchase Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron and found it a worthwhile investment. (You can click on the Amazon carousel on my side bar and scroll down until you see it. They have it as low as $2.99 used or $12.37 new.) You could also get a copy from the library, but I found it useful to own (here is my tattered copy):
If you have a baby, have you tried to make baby food? It is so much easier than you think, and it is a true money saver!