Frugal Boy is eating more and more ‘solids’ and to keep pace we have been making our own baby food. A recent acquisition of a $5 blender makes short work of pureeing solids down to something a six tooth digestive track can handle.
We saved some of the store containers to reuse.
The economics of making our own baby food varies wildly with what we use. We try to buy what is in season as that is the cheapest. However you can always pick up family sized bags of frozen veggies and steam them for a cheap, but nutritious meal.
Ultimately we would like to get him eating what we eat, but he just isn’t ready for veal, spinach, and cheese stuffed manicotti with vodka sauce (a meal we made this past Saturday for $4/serving).
Until then, we’ll stick with simpler foods like pureed veggies and wheat circles.