I enjoyed making baby food for both of my children, and I made most of it in the fall – a great time of year to make homemade baby food. Here are some reasons to give homemade baby food a try (especially in the fall):
- It is inexpensive. This week at my local grocery store, I found squash for $0.59 per pound. That is a bargain! I found pre-made squash baby food for $1.09 for two servings.
- It tastes fresh. Both of my children preferred the fresh taste of homemade baby food to pre-made baby food.
- It is in season. Fruits and vegetables that are in season in the fall make perfect first fruits and vegetables for baby. These include apples, pears, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and carrots. No matter when you choose to make baby food, choose produce that is in season for the best price and freshness.
- It is easy. Homemade baby food can be just as convenient as store bought if you make a few batches at one time and store it in the freezer.
- It is fun. I enjoy cooking for my family, and making some of the first foods my babies ate is a great memory for me.
If you have a baby, or if you have a friend or family member with a baby, consider using some wonderful fall fruits and vegetables to make some homemade baby food. Join my daughter, Eliza, and I as we make some homemade sweet potato baby food in this video.