How to Save by Making Your Own Baby Food

Buying ready-made baby food at the store is typically a good way to waste money. Baby food is really easy to make using inexpensive foods that you would buy for yourself anyway. Here’s Living on a Dime’s method for easily making baby food that you can freeze and save for 3-4 months.

  • Steam fruits or veggies in a little bit of water. Living on a Dime recommends using peas, green beans, apples, peaches, pears or sweet potatoes to start out with.
  • Cool the food, then puree with some water or breast milk with a hand blender, in a traditional blender or in a food processor until the mixture is smooth.
  • Freeze the baby food you’ve made in ice cube trays. Once the cubes freeze, remove them and place them in a labeled freezer bag.
  • Use as many cubes as you’d like for baby’s meal. Just defrost and serve. You can defrost quickly by microwaving in 15 second increments, stirring between each heating to make sure to avoid any hot pockets in the food.
  • Store cubes in the freezer for up to 3-4 months!