You can’t really argue with the fact that making your own baby food costs less. But did you know that it is also more nutritious? Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be a stickler and only allow my baby to eat homemade foods (I will definitely use HappyBaby Organic foods as the alternative), but I will make a realeffort to make my own.
Most of the time, I’m all for the easiest approach, but I have to say that I will be trying the not-so-convenient but oh-so-nutritious (and by nutritious, I really mean out of this world wholesome) Super Porridge, made famous by Ruth Yaron. (There are lots of variations on tis super food.) It’s not excruciatinglydifficult, and you can make large quantities ahead of time to store in individual containers. Actually, I need to be eating it, too. In summary, the book encourages incorporating nourishing “super foods” into your baby’s diet (not just your average veggies, fruits, and grains). We’re talking whole grains* with split peas, lentils, soybeans, or other legumes and some super fruits.
***Another good resource for recipes and general questions and information is Wholesome Baby Food.
Ground Flax Seeds or flaxseed oil (read Wholesome Baby Food for correct amounts)
Brewer’s (nutritional) yeast