This last week I realized something…. baby food is expensive. Really expensive, 2 servings of Gerber baby food is approximately $1.25! Which that may not sound like a whole lot, but average 4 servings a day times 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month and it’s $70 for 112 servings (approximately, I’m not the math person in this family). So, I wanted to try my hand at making baby food. I’ve heard it’s not hard, so I thought today was a great time to try it during Elizabeth’s nap time.
I bought 2 sweet potatoes at the grocery store. Peeled them and cut them into cubes. Then I boiled them until they were very tender, drained the water, and mashed them up in my mixer. The mixture was a little thick, so I added some formula to make it creamier.
These two tiny potatoes made 14 servings!
Cost of Potatoes – $1.20! divide that by 12 servings and it’s only 10 cents per serving! So for a month it would be $5.60, but cheaper than the $70 for buying baby food at the store! And beside the cost benefit, by making the food myself, I know exactly what Elizabeth is eating! (It’s amazing the junk that companies put into food products!!)
If you’re wondering about the cute containers I used for the baby food, my mom got a case of them at a garage sale for really cheap (mom, you need a search bar on your blog so I can find where you posted about them 🙂 ). They are 2 oz cups and they’ll work perfect for this use. Also, if I take baby food somewhere, I won’t have to worry about bringing home dirty dishes or losing a lid, etc. I just love them!