While you are all probably laughing at me, hear me out. If I bought Luke twenty-two jars of carrots at Walmart (which wouldn't even last a month), it would cost me $11.00 plus tax. If I make my own twenty-two jars it costs me $3.00 flat and I can spend the other $8.00 buying him clothes and/or toys. Good mommy points to me.
Plus it is fast, easy and I know exactly what is going in my child's mouth.
First you need to wash, peel and cut up your carrots. (I used baby carrots this time because that is what I had, but I would reccomend using regular carrots because they taste alot better. Worth the extra steps.)
Then steam your carrots.
But aren't these Baby Jars adorable?
I just love them. After the carrots are steamed place them in a blender or food processor. Blend the carrots a bit and they should start to look like this...
After they are in small chunks add some water and then blend again and it will turn into the puree you see below. The more water you add the runnier your food will be. My baby is 7 months, and I blended my food to a thick "level 2" consistancy.
The finished product.
The little man was really excited to have a taste of the leftovers...
I'd say they were a hit! Who doesn't like fresh food?
After jars were cooled a bit I added labels and stuck them in the freezer.
I'll keep you posted on other baby food recipes we like! Good luck on your homeade food for your little ones.