My youngest has reached that point (ok - it was a while ago, but I'm just now getting around to showing you) where he's ready to eat solid foods. I like knowing exactly what is in my baby's food so I've always made it. Plus it is sooooo CHEAP!
Let me show you...
I usually start with orange vegetables. I read somewhere that they are easier to digest and aren't gassy.
So with carrots you just wash and peel them
Throw them into a steamer basket and steam. You can also simply boil them, but they retain more nutrients when steamed.
Once they're tender, about 15 minutes or so, throw them into a food processor or blender. I have this mini food processor that I've found is perfect.
With carrots you'll need to add some water and blend until smooth.
Place in containers for storage. I got this set for my first son and have been great. You can also use baby food jars that have been cleaned out.
I made about a half pound of carrots and got 12 1/2 containers. The bag of carrots (organic) was .88 cents for a pound so that's about $0.04/jar!
I'll be sharing more recipes through the week and as my little guy grows and we venture into new tastes so stay tuned for that!