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I have read a ton about the benefits of making your own baby food including that it is more "green" (less packaging), saves money, and fewer additives (you control... sugar, salt, butter, etc). The main reason I decided to do it is that jarred food is full of vegetables that are months and months old and cooked to very high temperatures which changes the taste of the food along with the full nutritional value. Do a taste test! Make a puree and then taste the same veggie in a packaged baby food! Not the same taste. I want Avery to love real fruits and vegetables! Hopefully she will have better food habits than I do.
To get started I bought the book,"The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet", an Immersion blender and trays to freeze baby food. For the last item I went with Mumi and Bubi Starting Solids Trays. I bought mine on Amazon for $25. I had perused a ton of options ... starting with plain ice cube trays which were cheaper, but went with Mumi and Bubi because they had great reviews, were BPA free, came with lids and make 42 cubes (well actually half spheres).
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Avery ate peas first as I heard it is best to start with the green vegetables. Avery proved not to be a big fan of peas. When starting a new food for baby... the rule is feed it to them 3 times to be sure there is not an allergic reaction before moving on to a new food! Today was the last day of peas. Avery is thankful! Tomorrow we start sweet potatoes! Happy Meatless Monday! A recipe for adults will return next week. Stay tuned for future baby food updates! I am so excited that it is Farmers Market season... perfect timing for starting solids! Until next time....xoxo