Would you like to know what my latest obsession is? Making baby food. Yep. I love it!
My journey with baby food has been interesting. Like everything with me and motherhood, it has been an evolving process of me thinking beforehand that it would be one way and then it panning out to be a completely different experience. I started off wanting to make my baby's food mostly because I thought it sounded cool (just being honest) and of course because it is good for him. In the mix of me finding my rhythm of momminess, I made a couple of homemade meals and then decided to go with "Earth's Best" jarred food for a bit, because I felt overwhelmed with lack of time. THEN, we ended up spending a butt load of money on jarred food because my little handsome boy eats like a horse. Between 1 can organic formula a week and organic baby food... Good night! It was pricey.
One jar of baby food is cents shy of a dollar, and my baby was eating 2-3 jars per meal. I got out my baby food maker, motivated to help my family funds and make things I actually liked the taste of. I fell in love with making baby food and have been for a couple months now. It's so much cheaper, and the nutrients are richer, since your food is fresh and then instantly frozen. It tastes much better, too. Sam and I would eat anything I've made for Káel so far.
Yesterday, I paid $1.69 for a bag of sweet potatoes and it made 18 jars of food. $1.69 would have bought almost 2 jars of earth's best baby food. I still buy jar food if we are gonna be out and about for a few hours. But, in general, making your baby food is so much more cost efficient. I have a Beaba baby food maker which steam cooks AND blends it up for you. But when I want to make large batches I just steam my veggies/fruits on the stove top then use the Beaba like a blender. I love it! I took some pics of my creation process last night. :) Enjoy.