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:
-3+TBS of Water
-Blender (I use Magic Bullet)
-Ice Cube Tray
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!