Lots of people make their own baby food. I've never bothered because I assumed it would be too difficult, too time-consuming, and too expensive. With Munchkin, all she ate was store-bought baby food. Hey, I survived on Gerber, why not her? This time around, with Junior, quite a few more of my friends are into the babyfood making. It got me wondering....is it really that easy?
Today I decided to give it a whirl. I had a huge bag of frozen green beans that I decided to experiment with. I didn't steam them, like some websites advised me to do. Instead, I boiled them (also a popular method). I don't have a steamer and boiling seemed just dandy to me. I used not even half the bag of green beans (it was a large bag from Cosco).
I ended up blending them in my hand held chopper because Junior has some teeth and pureed doesn't seem to cut it with him. It's definitely a little chunkier than I thought, but still smooth enough for him to get down without a problem. In fact, I think he'll really like it.
I had forgotten to run out and get the storage cups they sell at Babies R US and we didn't have any ice cube trays either. However, I had kept quite a few of the plastic gerber containers and I used those to store the green beans. They worked great!! I ended up filling up 5 of those containers. At almost 2.00 a container in the store, I just made $10.00 worth of baby food out of not even half a bag of green beans. Hey, I think this stuff does save money!