One of my favorite things to do these days is making homemade baby food for Ava. With the right tools and ingredients it can be super easy to make and it is so much cheaper!
Joey and I had a feeling making homemade baby food was cheaper but we weren't really sure as to how much cheaper. We took the price of the pears (which has been the most expensive fruit or vegetable that I have had to buy for Ava) and compared it to the price of one serving of store bought baby food. Here is the break down...
That's about $900 a year you can save by making homemade baby food!
Here are some things that helped me during this new journey of baby food making...
Right now Ava isn't eating mixed foods but I plan on starting soon. These are some varieties that I would like to try. If you have any other suggestions on food blends that you have tried I would love to hear them!
Starting your baby on purees is an exciting journey. I couldn't wait to see Ava's facial expressions to certain foods. Our doctor mentioned that babies will still get their nutrition from their milk or formula and that the purees are just to help teach them how to eat from a spoon. It wasn't until we gave Ava her first bite that I realized that they REALLY DO have to learn how to eat from a spoon. I don't know why but that was the craziest thing to me. Here are some other things that our doctor mentioned to us that helped this new journey go smoothly.
Join me in my journey as a wife, new mom and a baker as I learn to balance all of life's aprons.