My baby girl is a little over 6 months old. After visiting with our Pediatrician, he gave us the go ahead to start her on "stage one" baby foods. With my younger children I eagerly went to the store to pick up those tiny jars of food. What a waste of money that was!
Making your own baby food is incredible easy. Here is a step by step guide to making your own sweet potato baby food. I will blog about other fruits and veggies as I make them.
Since potatoes are on the dirty dozen list I decided to buy them organic. I bought a 3 lb bag for $3.99. First wash the potatoes and poke them on all sides with a fork.Wrap each potato in aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes (I baked for 40 minutes).Pull out potatoes and let cool for a few minutes. Once cool, remove from aluminum foil. I cut each potato in half and the skins easily peeled off.Place peeled potatoes in a blender or food processor. Puree to desired consistency. If you want it a little runnier, add a little water. I stored what I was going to feed her for the next 2 days in the fridge and froze the rest in ice cube trays. Once they were frozen I placed the cubes into a ziplock in the freezer. Now I can just pull out what I need each day.So easy! I think she likes it! This week we are moving on to carrots and apples!This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip and Frugal Friday.