There are two things I will cover in this final installment of Making Baby Food week: Savings and Recipes.
Here is a breakdown showing the cost of making the baby food yourself vs. the store price. I used the lowest price I have seen in store which is $0.45 per 3.5oz container and calculated the cost of making the baby food myself by using a spreadsheet and a scale. Note: the apples were organic.
If your baby were to eat 3x 3.5oz containers per day of only pears you made you will save $361/year, pineapple $306/year, banana $328/year, and apples $197.10/year. On average, you will save a minimum of $25/month making your own baby food.
Below are just some of the baby foods I have made, with the type of food, the best way I like to prepare it, and if liquid was needed to make it thinner. As you can see my little guy doesn't really like vegetables but I'll be reintroducing peas, green beans, and squash very soon!
Below are the recipes that I have created and use for Apples, Sweet Potatoes, and Carrots. Remember, you can reuse the juice from the previous fruit/vegetable if you are doing multiple foods in one day. (See Making Baby Food: Part 4 for more info).
Read Making Baby Food: Part 1
Read Making Baby Food: Part 2
Read Making Baby Food: Part 3
Read Making Baby Food: Part 4