Some of the recipes I have tried so far. I will include the quantity of baby food produced for the recipes I remember the output on. Please remember that all quantities include liquid of formula or water introduced to produce the appropriate consistency for my baby. The size of the produce you choose to use and the amount of liquid you add will effect your total output. See previous post on how to prepare baby food using the Babycook.
The cost of store bought baby food (based on Plum Organics – my backup brand) in the store is 37 cents per ounce.
Three bananas steamed on level 2 and pureed with formula (beware – banana will turn brown, but that doesnt mean its spoiled).
Output: 16 oz
Homemade Cost: 4 cents per ounce (does not include cost of formula)
1 avocado steamed on level 2 and pureed with formula (avocado will turn brown – I was afraid to freeze the avocado so I tossed what we didnt eat in 2 days).
Output: 8 ounces
Homemade Cost: 13 cents per ounce
Apples (Using Pink Lady Apples)
2 apples steamed on level 2 and pureed with water. Feel free to try cinnamon (just a pinch) in the apples after you are sure that your baby is not allergic to apples.
Output: 10 ounces
Homemade Cost: 16 cents per ounce
Peel and seed 1 Butternut Squash and steam on level 3 and puree with water.
Output: 24 ounces
Homemade Cost: 17 cents per ounce
Peel 3 sweet potatoes and steam on level 3 and puree with water. Once you are sure baby is not allergic, consider added a pinch of cinnamon.
Output: 34 ounces
Homemade Cost: 6 cents per ounce
Baby’s First Blend – Try mixing squash and apples in a 1:1 ratio! Yum!