Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#1 Secret Tip to Save Money with a Baby


As I was looking over our current spending patterns, I noticed how much we were spending on jarred baby foods (yikes) and I knew this HAD to change. The solution: homemade baby food! This recipe takes less than five minutes  and helps you save money to spend on diapers or other baby necessities. ;)

Price Breakdown (varies by location):
  • Homemade:  Four Bananas: $.74 -  The recipe makes 16 cubes (2 cubes = 1 Jar), meaning there are 8 Jars per recipe.

Four oz. Baby Food Store Brand: $.55 per Jar
Homemade Final Cost: $.08 - $.10 per Jar!!

Two Jars of Baby Food a Day per month Price Breakdown:
Store: $33 per Month 
Homemade: $4.80 per Month!

Below are the instructions to make Homemade Banana Baby Food and save you money $$
WHAT YOU NEED:
-Four Bananas
-3+TBS of Water
-Blender (I use Magic Bullet)
-Spoon
-Ice Cube Tray
-Ziploc Bags

First step is to peel and cut the bananas in small pieces. Next pour 3TBS of water over the bananas. 
 Add more water until you reach a desired consistency for your baby. Making sure larger chunks are blended to avoid choking hazards!
  Next spoon the banana puree into the ice cube tray and place over night in your freezer.  Make sure to leave out a small portion for a jar to serve immediately or within two days.
   Make sure to not freeze baby jars - only use ziploc baggies! Freeze the bananas over night then pop them into a ziploc bag with an expiration date. Baby food generally lasts about three months in the freezer.
Savings couldn't be easier! Plus, I always feel better about serving homemade food to my daughter! I really cannot wait to mix and match different fruits...maybe blueberry or blackberry with bananas. At first my daughter wasn't sure what to think, but after a couple bites Giselle couldn't stop eating!
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http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/2014/07/frugal-friday_10.html
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The Multitasking Mummy

17 comments:

  1. Funny face! Love your Blog Tiff! Good for you!

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  2. Oops, Sorry Tiff, I forgot I was signed in on my Tennis email. This is Wendymom

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  3. I've always made homemade food for my little man unless I am lazy and can't be bothered packing anything for an outing but he doesn't like them very much as he isn't used to them. I did it mainly as I felt it was healthier but great to see your cost saving breakdown. Big difference. :) Maria.
    http://mummygoesmad.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I just visited your blog and I'm definitely a new follower :)

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  4. This is a great idea! Not just cheaper but better for baby too. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you again next week! - Kristina

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    1. Agreed, I always feel better feeding my daughter food that I prepare. Thanks for stopping in to say hi :) You will hear from me next week at the party! Have a great day!

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  5. I love making my own baby food, it really is so much simpler than people think! I only purchase a few containers of baby food to have on hand if I am out and about and need it, since the store bought stuff doesn't have to be kept cold like my homemade kind. :)

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    1. I agree 100% with you! Making your own baby food is fast and saves quite a bit of money! Hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting!

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  6. Lovely idea thanks for sharing. Pinned for future use :-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Hope this will help you in the future :) I know homemade baby food is saving us money, and is always fun with mixing new flavors!

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  7. I've done this with my babies and it seriously saves so much money. Especially when I use veggies from the garden.

    Thanks for linking up to the creative exchange link party. Don't forget to stop on by on Thursday to link up what you have been working on this week!
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    1. Agreed, veggies from the garden saves oodles of money! Plus, I always feel better serving my baby food knowing where it came from :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. What a little cutie. I stopped by from Thrifty Thursday and will pass this info on to my daughter who is expecting our first grandbaby in September.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm planning on posting more saving recipes for babies in the future so stay tuned and CONGRATS on your future first grandbaby!

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  9. I think it's so much healthier to make your own baby food too.
    My daughter did some.
    Great ideas!

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    1. Thanks Marsha for visiting! Have a great day!

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