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Purees Galore

I know this is NOT for everyone…some people do not have the time and a lot simply do not have the desire, but Jude has started eating solids so I’m dusting off my puree making skills.

I make baby food for two reasons: I know exactly what is going in it and it is so CHEAP. At Aldi a bag of sweet potatoes costs about $2 and makes 20+ servings making it 10 cents a serving. At Target a serving costs $0.74! Whaaa?!

My process is simple. I will use sweet potatoes as an example (his first food). First I wash, peel and cut the veggies/fruit.

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Then I steam the food in my steamer. You could also boil if you do not have a steamer.

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Just make sure you keep the water it is cooked in because you will want to use that when you blend it up. It contains the nutrients that leach out.

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You want to mix until you get an awesome looking puree.

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Once it is pureed I dump into ice cub containers and pop in the freezer. It is helpful if you take them out when they are just hardened; it makes it a little easier to pop out.

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My last step: put in a quart freezer bag and back into the freezer.

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I take out a couple the day before he eats them and put in the fridge so they thaw out. If I am going somewhere I just put a few in a container and throw in the diaper bag.

Do you make your own baby food? Or do you prefer to save money elsewhere?

 

 

 

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