Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DIY Baby Food

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!


  1. Thanks! Looking forward to the rest! You could also add breastmilk instead of water.

  2. I made chicken and carrots for my 8 month old the other day. Love your price breakdown.

  3. This is great! Two of us are pregnant, and one of us just had a baby. We'll definitely be needing this in the VERY near future! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  4. How do you store these? And for how long?

    1. I store them in the freezer until the day before I need them when I put it in the fridge to defrost. They'll last about 6 months in the freezer, but I always go through them so quick they're never there for long. And I don't typically let them sit in the fridge for more than about 5 days.

      Hope that helps!

      I've got a ton more recipes on the recipe tab. I love making fresh and homemade babyfood. Let me know if you have any more questions!


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