I’ve run the gamut from buying some baby food to practicing baby-led weaning to making my own baby food for my three little ones.
With my very first baby, I chose to puree my own baby food.
There are at least 5 reasons to make your own baby food:
1. Ingredient Control
Not all jarred baby food is bad, but many of the blends, especially, contain the same additives you will find in any other processed food. The very best way to ensure that your baby is only receiving high-quality ingredients is to make the food yourself.
2. Higher Nutritional Value
If you make your own baby food, you are able to use the very best produce–including organic–to provide a higher nutritional value than many store-bought baby foods.
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3. Saves Money
Baby food can get pricey! Pureeing your own with whole fruits and vegetables will slice your grocery budget!
Homemade baby food is just about as fresh as you can get! Who knows how long the jarred stuff sits on the shelves!
It’s really quite simple to make your own baby food. I was recently able to try out a Cuisinart Baby Food Maker. You simply purchase ingredients to feed your whole family and blend up the same food for your baby in the baby food maker.
Introducing the Cuisinart Baby® Food Maker
This powerful machine steams, chops and purees your nutritious ingredients with ease making homemade baby food the gold standard for your baby.
The generous 4-cup work bowl produces large batches of vegetables, meats and even fruits that you can freeze and store for convenient future use.
Make baby food in 3 simple steps, first steam raw ingredients by using the integrated measuring cup to add the right amount of water. Next start by first chopping the ingredients then puree for quick and easy baby food with a perfectly smooth consistency every time!
The steam blade creates even steam distribution for quicker, more efficient results; the bowl seal prevents spilling and steam escape, and when you’re ready to pour the patent pending blade lock system keeps the blade in place and out of your way.
And, when making batches of baby food conveniently save them in the Cuisinart® Baby Food Storage Containers.
With specially designed racks that fit neatly inside the Baby Food Maker, they reheat your baby food quick and easy.
The Cuisinart Baby® Food Maker also includes a built in function to perfectly warm baby bottles.
The Cuisinart Baby landing page is a great resource for new moms.
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