For my birthday, I got the Baby Brezza All-in-one Baby Food Processor, and I am telling you it is absolutely fantastic. I spend about 2 minutes actually doing any work and I get perfect baby food.
I want to give a quick tutorial for the Baby Brezza, and then I will talk about what I put into his food.
1. Add water to the steam compartment
2. Cut up the food you are using and dump it in the bowl.
When it was finished, I added 3 ounces of breastmilk and 1 Tablespoon of baby oatmeal cereal (we use Beech-nut), held the bled button for another 20 seconds, and done. Perfectly pureed baby food. You can make food with meat, potatoes, add yogurt, or applesauce, etc. It will turn almost anything into baby food.
Each time I used 3 ounces of pumped milk, 1 Tablespoon of cereal, and the fruit or vegetable.
Bananas- 1 whole banana
Sweet Potato- 1 medium potato
Carrots- 2 medium carrots or 1 small bag of baby carrots
When he gets older I will make more food at a time, but he doesn't need much now. Right now, I fill the container about half way. These amounts make approximately 1 1/2 cups of baby food. I have been freezing 1 cup of it in 2 half cup containers and put the leftovers in the refrigerator in Nuk baby food cups.
At 4 months, This lasts him about 8-10 feedings.
If you consider that 10 jars of baby food (using beechnut Sweet Potatoe for reference) are $6, and 1 sweet potato (10 feedings) is $1, you will quickly make a return on your investment of the Baby Brezza.
* I have no idea why I wrote apple on the picture below! Apple AKA bananas.
For older kids, you can buy reusable squeezy pouches and fill them with homemade concoctions.
Do you have a favorite store bought brand that we might want to keep on hand?