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Making Baby Food

l’m almost embarrassed to write this post because I’m on my 2nd child and I just learned the easiest thing ever how to make baby food.  I often see posts on Facebook of people wanting advice and that they’ve read up on it.  Well, it’s.so.dang.easy.

Magic Bullet Use

What you need to make baby food

Here’s what you need:

  • Magic Bullet - okay, I’m super partial to my bullet because it’s such an inexpensive small blender (I should be the lady in the pink dress in the crazy infomercial below… and yes you need to watch it for comic relief) Seriously though, it’s everything that they say it lives up to. OR you can use any blender or food processor. They also have a baby bullet, for me it’s not necessary when I can use the regular bullet for many things.
  • Ice Cube Tray(s)
  • Large Ziploc Freezer Bags
  • Frozen Veggies to Steam
  • Water to create the thickness

Directions

Steam your veggies according to package
Throw as many veggies in your blender that you can
Add a bit water (remember you can always add more)
Mix it up
Add more water if it’s too thick and mix again

Magic Bullet Making Baby Food

Mixed Veggies in the Bullet, looks perfect, huh?!

Pour into your ice tray, but make sure you don’t go over the dividers (we did that before and it’s so hard to get them out once they are frozen).

Baby Food in ice tray

So simple!  Throw this in the freezer!

Freeze the veggies
Dump them into a labeled freezer bag
Pull out as many as you need at the time
I do put mine in the microwave before I feed it to Anna, but I make sure I mix is really well so there aren’t any hot spots.

AND you’re done!  So easy, so cheap and for me, I feel like I accomplished something healthy for my little one.

It’s WAY cheaper

I figured out the cost too.  The bag of veggies is 99¢ and you get at least one full ice cube tray out of them.  Approximately two cubes = one container of baby food.  There are two containers (of Gerber, which I found is the cheapest) together for approximately $1 (at a well-priced grocery store). Therefore, you are cutting the price by at least 67%.

 

 

 

4 Comments

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  3. Mary Craig

    Feb 03, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Isn’t it a great feeling deep down in your wallet to make your own baby food!!?!!!
    Before I start my rambling you should know I have perpetually hungry twins.
    I had seen the Baby Bullet commercials and decided to get look for alternatives online……….. I found some pretty ridiculous recipe sites, How to Videos, tool sets, etc ….. Seriously. Then the light bulb in my head blinked on and I realized – blend everything and anything! I started cooking dinner for my ~Chewing~ family and taking a portion of everything, tossed into the blender, add a little water/sauce/gravy/broth… presto chango abra cadabra!!!!!!!!!!!!! BABY FOOD!!!!! It’s a great feeling to have control of exactly what goes into those little tummies.

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