Making Homemade Baby Food: As Simple as ABC’s

Making DIY 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!

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 over complicate 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 in the booklet!

  1. The Mango Sauce with Cardamom and Saffron sounds interesting and would be a good way to introduce baby to some spices.

  2. Banana-pear sounds delicious. My LO will be 6mo in two days and I’ve been wanting to try to make her baby food. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. I think the sweet potato, spinach & chicken dinner sounds good, but
    I think the 1st food made would be the avocado, as we haven’t gotten to solid foods yet.

  4. Knowing how much my little guy takes after dad I’d say he’d be a huge fan of the peaches banana and rice mixture

  5. I would love to make the very veggie stage 1 recipe for my daughter who will be starting foods here in a couple of months.

  6. Would love to win this for our upcoming arrival in August 🙂 the apples and all the fruits sound delicious!

  7. The peachy plums sound great. My son isn’t in the solids phase yet but I am excited for when he is!

  8. I think the very veggie would be one of the favorites, but I would probably make all of them. They all sound yummy. I would just be adding Kale to the fruity ones, or all of them if possible. We grow our own greens and some fruit and I am sure it would taste good all together. 😀

  9. Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds really good! I wish I had this when my youngest was a baby! I had having to feed him stuff from the store..never know whats in it!

  10. Yummy, that Butternut Squash Risotto sounds good for the WHOLE family! I love when I can make one dish that the whole family can enjoy!

  11. Their Stage 3 Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds good for the whole family!! I love sweet potato and so does our son.

  12. When my daughter was younger I always made her her own food, but this would have made things so much more easier.

  13. The Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds awesome and looks like something that we can all enjoy

  14. I would love to try the brown rice, zucchini, & avocado recipe. Maybe even use that as a dip for chips for myself 😉

  15. I likek the recipe for Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto and I think my great niece and great nephew would love it 🙂

  16. I checked out the yellow squash recipe because I was in the process of slicing up some for my husband’s lunch right before seeing your giveaway. I didn’t know it was a first food. I’ll have to save some for my baby.

  17. I love the recipe for sweet potato, spinach and chicken dinner. its sounds like it would taste great and be very nutritious for my baby.

  18. I’m not sure “avocado” is actually a recipe, but I really hope that my LO loves avocado and didn’t inherit her father’s recessive avocado-hating gene.

  19. The Brown Rice, Zucchini and Avocado recipe looks great! I made baby food with my first, and while it wasn’t extremely difficult I would love to use the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker!!

  20. The Oven Baked Butternut Squash Risotto recipe sounds wonderful! I love that it is something that the whole family can enjoy together.

  21. Peaches with banana and rice. My little girl loves stage 1 bananas and we need to dress them up!

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. 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!

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

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

  28. My favorite sounds like Stage 1 Peaches with Bananas and Rice

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