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Making Homemade Baby Food: As Simple as ABC’s

Thanks to Cuisinart for sponsoring today’s discussing about making homemade baby food.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Simple ABC Baby Food

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!

Easier Homemade Baby Food

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!

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker Review

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!

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker

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.

Cuisinart 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!

Baby Food Combinations Endless

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!

Baby Food ABCs

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.


  1. nancy chipriano

    I think the peaches, bananas and rice sounds the best!

  2. South of the border chicken sounds yummy!

  3. Ivy rogers says:

    I would love to try the butternut squash! Having recently eaten it for the first time this myself, I would absolutely mix it with another fruit OR vegetable for my baby! I like having options.

  4. Peaches with bananas and rice

  5. Sarah Griffin

    I would like to try the melon baby food recipe

  6. Roberta Messinger says:


  7. Annette Herbst says:

    Peaches with Bananas and Rice

  8. katherine says:

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  9. katherine says:

    Peaches with banana and rice for me!

  10. Candice says:

    The Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto sounds good.

  11. aprociot baby food!

  12. Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds like a good recipe
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  13. anne stewart says:

    The baked butternut squash risotto sounds fantastic!

  14. Ashley Despain says:

    Peaches with banana and rice sound yummy :)

  15. Jessica O says:

    The Squashed Apples recipe sounds really yummy and easy to do!!

  16. Natalie R says:

    I think the Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto sounds wonderful. I may even want to sneak a bite of that one!! :)

  17. Rachel H. says:

    I think the butternut squash sounds great!

  18. Quiana White says:

    The brown rice zucchini and avocado sounds amazing

  19. Robin Christofaro says:

    I think the Peaches with Bananas and Rice sounds good. It combines a starch with the fruits.

  20. Thomas Murphy says:

    The Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds good.

  21. I like recipe for Peaches, Bananas and rice.

  22. Sheridan says:

    Brown Rice, Zucchini and Avocado looks so yummy!

  23. I think the butternut squash would be great for baby!
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  24. Peaches with Bananas and Rice for stage 1. My little one is 5.5 months and has only had a couple tastes.
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  25. Erin Madigan says:

    I think my child would LOVE the Banana-Apricot Oatmeal.

  26. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    i woud try the South of the Border Chicken

  27. AlexisB

    I think the avocado recipe on Stage 1 foods is awesome! Very simple and super nutritious for baby! Great first food!

  28. Rachel C says:

    Never made zucchini baby food before – I’d love to try that!

  29. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the Baked Butternut Squash Risotto sounds yummy

  30. Jaime S says:

    I think the Squashed Apples sounds good.

  31. Tom Bellamy says:

    Banana Pear is my favorite.

  32. Michele Rodocker

    I’d love to try the brown rice, zucchini, and avacado for my little guy. He’s just now starting some stage two foods and he loves avacado!

  33. Melissa S

    The Butternut Squash stage 1 recipe sounds easy and good.

  34. Apricots have always been my favorite!!

  35. Samantha Herrmann

    The Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto looks awesome, although I would have to eliminate the onions, as we don’t like them.

  36. Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

  37. Angela W says:

    The Banana-Apricot Oatmeal.

  38. Stephanie M says:

    I’d really like to try the zucchini bread teething sticks!

  39. Jessica Z

    The banana-apricot oatmeal sounds awesome!

  40. Ashley Owens

    I think the sweet potato, spinach, and chicken dinner sounds good

  41. Kara mishmash says:

    Banana pear or peachy plums sounds good :)

  42. Kimmie Kim says:

    The Very. Veggie recipe sounds very healthy.

  43. Fruit Yogurt Breakfast!

  44. Sandra VanHoey says:

    The Yellow Squash would be my favorite

  45. latanya says:

    I like the Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

  46. Erin G

    South of the Border chicken sounds yummy!!!! Wish I had known about that receipe when my oldest was starting out on solids.

  47. Sherry Compton says:

    The Banana-Apricot Oatmeal sounds good.

  48. Patti Hess

    My favorite sounds like Stage 1 Peaches with Bananas and Rice

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  49. Courtney McMillan says:

    I think the brown rice, zucchini and avocado sounds delish!

  50. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would love to make the South of the Border Chicken, sounds good to me!

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