Having a baby is one of the best adventures that many will ever have. There is nothing like holding your newborn baby and what seeming right in the world. Having a baby can also be among the largest expenses to happen to a family. One expense that does not need to cost so much is baby food.
When babies are only starting solids, many parents operate out to the closest supermarket or Walmart stock up on those little jars of baby food. While convenient, the small jars on typical run about a buck per jar. Having best baby food maker eating three jars a day, a parent is looking at spending upwards of $100 a month!
A much cheaper and tastier alternative is to make your own baby food. For only $10 a week and an hour of the time, you can make baby food for the week using extras to freeze. At $10 per week or $40 per month you are cutting your food costs in half! You don’t need any fancy equipment or baby food makers, all you will need is a blender or food processor, containers to the food, and a couple of pans and pots. You could even get by with no pans and pots and only use the microwave if need be.
Poke sweet potato with fork around. Place sweet potatoes on plate covered with a paper towel and microwave for 5-6 minutes. Check periodically for softness. If after 6 minutes the sweet potato doesn’t give when pressed with a fork place back in microwave 1 minute intervals. You should be able to mash the sweet potatoes with fork.
After water is boiling reduce heat to simmer and put the apple . The apple should require around 15 minutes to soften. You might also use the microwave here just place apples in a bowl with about an inch of water and microwave for 1-3 minutes depending on the number of apples you’re using.
Once apples and sweet potatoes are softened. Put both in a blender/food processor with cinnamon to taste and mix until pureed.
It is as straightforward as that. Once pureed you will set them in individual containers to the week or just leave it in 1 container and use as needed. In case you have excess to freeze ice cube tray works extremely well as part sizes. Once the food is frozen place food cubes in freezer safe bag and store in freezer. I love to take the food out daily before I’ll be using them and defrost in the refrigerator.