Thanks to Cuisinart for sponsoring today’s discussing about making homemade baby food. All opinions expressed are my own.
When Sophia was ready to start eating solid foods, I read a lot about making homemade baby food. I knew the pros – it’s cheaper, healthier and fresher, and just really all around better. But it didn’t seem easy. I was a first time Mom and I needed all the shortcuts I could get so we bought organic jarred baby food.
Then Moreaya came and it was her time to start eating solid foods. Although you would think I would have been busier… since I had a 6 month old and a 2 year old, I challenged myself to make homemade baby food the 2nd time around. You see, I had started reading even more and realized making your own baby food is actually really simple. I would even venture to say making homemade baby food is as simple as learning your ABC’s!
I made pretty much every bite of food that Moreaya ate as a baby. Of course she had the occasional organic jar or pouch when we were away from home, but I took pride in making her baby food and knowing exactly what was in each bite that she ate.
But now, oh now – I have a product that makes making homemade baby food even easier. I mean, really, anyone that sees the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker really has to see that it is extremely easy to DIY your child’s baby food!
The Cuisinart Baby Food Maker was made for just the reason – to simplify the process of making homemade baby food. Perhaps the best part of the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker is that the entire process [minus the cutting up of foods] is done all in one place – the Baby Food Maker itself. Not only do you steam your vegetables and fruits right inside the Baby Food Maker, you chop and puree them there too!
The Baby Food Maker is made for all 3 stages of foods – from your baby’s first purees to the day when your child can eat exactly what you’re eating – chicken and green beans! In addition to creating homemade baby food easily, the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker also features a Bottle Warmer.
Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles that parents have to get over, or at least one of my biggest hurdles, is learning recipes. This is where we tend to overcomplicate things. This is where we need to get back to the simple ABC’s!
There are countless combinations of baby food recipes you can make and you can make them as simple as 2-3 fruit and veggie combinations or as eccentric and delicious as Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto [a recipe for Stage 3 Foods right from Cuisinart]. And who says a baby food maker is just for the baby food stage!? Once your child gets out of the puree stage, you can continue using the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker to chop up foods AND for making fun apple sauce and smoothie recipes!
The Cuisinart Baby Food Maker retails for around $130 and is available at all major baby retailers, including Amazon. In addition to creating a fabulous homemade baby food maker machine, Cuisinart also provides parents with great baby food recipes!
What’s your favorite Cuisinart Recipe?
Winner of the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker [from random draw of comments] is Valerie T.