Have you ever wondered if making your own baby food REALLY is cheaper? It’s an added thing to do with an already busy schedules moms with young ones have, so is it really worth the savings? I know I’ve been curious, so let’s check out the difference between making vs. buying baby food.
The average price for a 4 oz. jar of organic baby food is $.99. We’ll compare this to making our own organic baby food carrots. An average pound of organic baby cut carrots costs $1.69. Each pound should make about 5 4 oz. jars of baby food. Keep in mind, the price I use for the ingredients as well as for the product itself is before sales or coupons, so prices could vary if you coupon for these particular products.
Assuming you already have empty jars on hand, the cost to make each jar would be $.34. That’s a savings of $.65 per jar. If you go through 3 jars a day, that can add up to a pretty significant savings. Over the course of a month, you would save $58!
Making baby food is pretty simple. Just take the carrots and place them in a food processor or blender. Add filtered water to your desired consistency and puree until smooth. You can store the baby food in recycled glass baby food jars, ice cube trays covered, or in reusable baby food containers (found here) in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just allow it to thaw for 24 hours before serving. Bring along a baby cooler if you’ll be taking it on the go.