Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Personal Baby Chef

One of the things I committed myself to was making my own baby food. Having a single baby is not too bad on the wallet. Having two babies was down right expensive! One jar of baby food, 2 ounces, costs an average of 44 cents. That doesn't sound like a lot until you add up about 6 ounces of food that a single baby eats in a day. Multiply that by two to compensate for twins and you have about $3 a day in jarred food. $21 a week. $84 a month. Talk about RE-diculous!

The husby and I bought a food processor to puree our own baby food. We took many trips to the local Raleigh Farmer's Market downtown to buy fresh fruits and vegetables last year. What we couldn't get at the market we got from the grocery store. I usually made one fruit and one veggie at a time. Lately, I've been mixing up fruits and vegetables for something different. Making your own baby food is SO easy. I try to buy all fresh fruits/veggies but if I can't, I buy them frozen. All you do is boil the fruit/veggie so that it can be pureed easily. You can change the consistency by adding water to thin it or rice cereal to thicken it. Once pureed, just simply pour into ice cube trays, cover with press and seal and freeze overnight. The next day, take out the trays, label a quart freezer bag with the date and contents and place the frozen cubes in the bag and throw it back in the freezer! In the mornings, I get out the twins bowls and place the cubes in the bowls so that their food can thaw and be ready in time for supper!

Here are some pictures of food I've made for the girls.



Butternut Squash

Acorn Squash

Strawberry Peach & Broccoli Peas


Banana Peach






Green Beans


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