There are many reasons you choose to make your own baby food. First off, it is an incredibly healthy option for you and your baby. Furthermore, it's cheaper and (with a little practice) can be extremely efficient!
Both Emily and I made our kids' food from the time they were 6 months old. At times it did feel like life would have been a whole lot simpler if I could just run to the store and grab a few jars of food and head home. Dont' get me wrong, there are some great organic baby food options on the shelves today; however, as a dietitian I felt I needed to at least make an effort to provide high quality food to my first born.
I'll be honest, making your own food is a time commitment. However, most of my time was spent planning the meals and shopping. When it came to making the food, I could prep two weeks worth of food in one nap time - clean up was not included in this block of time.
Our goal here is to do the grunt work for you. I have created a series of meal plans that will be featured on the site. Emily will take you step by step through the process of making your own food in our Baby Food Making video series.
Click on the video to the right and get started now!