Parenting Vivian | 02 Jan 2011 09:52 am

Baby Food – Make it Yourself

Many parents are concerned about the health of their babies right from the start. With that in mind, some mothers opt to breast feed their infant, hoping to provide the absolute best nourishment as nature intended. While this is not always an option for mothers, there is a wide selection of formulas that can be selected that will meet most baby’s needs.

When a baby is ready for solid foods, choosing the right baby food may seem to be a no brainer for most parents. Just go to the grocery store and pick up number one jars of food and be done with it. That is absolutely true, of course, and for those who want organic jar food, there is that, too. Some parents, however, really prefer to be involved with the processing of their infant’s food in order to provide great quality, consistency, taste, and not to mention to cost saving benefits.

There are several reasons to choose to make your own baby food:


Baby food can be made from some of the same foods that you prepare for your adult meals which makes it easy. If your child is a beginning eater, then you will need to have a baby food processor on hand to process the food to the right consistency for young eaters. For example, if you are having baked sweet potatoes and baked chicken for dinner, you can drop some of the same cooked food into your processor and voila! Some great food for your baby while everyone else enjoys the same tasty meal. Also, if you and your family eat organic food, you can just as easily provide organic meals for your youngster without any added purchases.


Don’t be concerned about proper consistency for a young child because a good processor can provide just the right consistency needed to make it easy to swallow. Also, with a food processor, you can blend the food without having to add water to make it a smooth texture. Don’t use a typical blender for this purpose because爄t will require the addition of water and will not make as good a consistency as a real baby food processor.


If you want to provide a wonderful taste experience, make the food yourself. While baby food in a jar is perfectly adequate for the nourishment of children, food that you make yourself far exceeds the taste of any off the shelf jar. Consider the taste difference in canned vegetables and fresh vegetables that you make for your family. Much better, huh?


Believe it or not, it is cheaper in the long run to purchase a processor and make your own baby food than it is to buy jars of food over a couple years time. Number three jars can run upwards of $.80 to $.90 a jar and can really add up when you are buying three of them爁or every燿ay. Just think how cheap it would be to make your own food from a bit of your general family grocery supply. Granted, it takes some extra time, but you can get it down to science by making some ahead of time, freezing portions and being creative.

If you have an interest in making your own food for your child, then consider picking up a processor and learning how easy it is serve a tasty, healthy meal to your child three times a day, every day.

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