I have discovered it is SUPER easy, and there are many other reasons.
- I know it is fresh (fresher than jars that have been on the shelf for possibly up to a couple years...seriously. Would you want to buy that jar if you knew it might be a few years old?)
- I know exactly what is in it (just the food itself, nothing added or removed, except maybe some breastmilk to thin it out, if needed)
- it's cheaper than baby food that you buy already made
- it tastes a heck of a lot better than jarred baby food (it tastes like REAL food, even something WE would eat - but that's because it is)
- it is more nutritional than jarred baby food (when making jarred, they have to heat it so much that nutrients are lost - they add some to make up for it, but it's just not the same. They also add water, sugar, starches, etc to some foods, which can dilute the nutritional value - not too cool)
- no additives in my own food but there is in jarred, and I am using some organic foods to make mine that much better
- more variety - I can feed him just about anything we can think of (paying attention to what foods should be given at later times, of course)
- and plus, it's very rewarding making the food that my baby is eating, just like it is when I cook for my whole family.
So far, I have pumpkin (yes, pumpkin!! that's what is in the pics above) and butternut squash in the freezer. And in the fridge, I have yellow squash, zucchini, acorn squash, sweet potatoes and avacado ready to fix for him. The list of things in my head to make is just getting longer and longer! It's actually a lot of fun!
Here is Aiden enjoying some pumpkin puree. I'm showing all to show his reaction as he gets that first taste...