$5 Dinners for Baby – Part 4

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 24, 2008

 

Where were you, precious baby food maker, when I needed you 3 years ago and last year too?

This little guy steams veggies and then purees them…all in one shot! How cool is this! A little pricey, but a LOT cool! If you’ve got a child on the way, if you’ve got a grandchild on the way, if you know someone with a child on the way, what a great Christmas gift!!!

(This is not a product review, as I do not have one of these nifty little contraptions if wish I’d had a few years ago. I just wanted to share it with you!)

Meal #1
1 small portion Beef Roast ($1)
2 Apples ($1.29)
1 small Winter Squash ($.79)
Directions
1. Cook beef roast, or use small portion of leftover beef roast.
2. Bake winter squash in small baking dish, upside with 1/4 inch of water. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
3. Peel, core and slice apples. Parboil in saucepan with water.
4. Place all ingredients in blender, food processor and puree. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
5. Use the super cool “BabyCook” if you have one!
Meal #2
1 Chicken Breast ($1)
1 Broccoli Head ($.46)
1 large Carrot ($.15)
Directions
1. Bake chicken breast.
2. Steam broccoli in steamer.
3. Peel and cut/slice carrot. Parboil in saucepan with water.
4. Place all ingredients in blender, food processor and puree. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
5. Use the super cool “BabyCook” if you have one!
Cost for both meals $4.69
 
For more details on baby food making, here are the other parts of the series…
Check out my favorite baby food making books in my Amazon.com store!

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Cheap-o October 24, 2008 at 9:41 am

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Erin October 24, 2008 at 11:26 am

That is awesome! Too bad it is sooo expensive! I have already started making my baby food for Linus since he is coming up on that time and a lot of stuff has been on sale!

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Heidi October 24, 2008 at 12:10 pm

this is great! My baby is 3 months old and I just recently decided that I am not going to be buying baby food for him- I’m going to save some $$ and make my own! Thank you for these posts! :)

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Jennifer October 24, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Making your own baby food saves so much money. For me though, more importantly, was that it was much easier to transition the babies to table food when I made my own, rather than buying the jars like I did with the first child.

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Lynn October 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm

This looks really neat.

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The Lewis Family January 8, 2009 at 12:28 am

I make my own baby food, but I don’t use this machine. Not only does the plastic contain BPA, it only cooks in small amounts. I make at least a month’s worth of food in one shot and this machine only does enough for barely a week. My best friend has it and used it quite frequently when her daughter first started solids. She quickly learned that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be–the motor broke twice, it only makes small amounts of food and it contains BPA. You also have a hard time controlling consistence which is paramount with an older baby.

All in all, this looks great but it’s not worth the price tag or the chance. I make my daughter’s food the good ‘ol fashioned way!

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