Initially I thought making my own was a ridiculous idea. There's just no way I have time for that while working FT, right? And hell if I'm buying one of those expensive baby food makers. But after researching it a little more, it really is so darn easy. Insanely cheap in comparison to store-bought. And the fancy-pants baby food makers are SO not necessary. It's called a blender, y'all. I put baby food makers in the same category with things like panini makers.
I've got a honkin' huge bag of frozen green beans that I'm going to work with soon, but I went super easy for my first attempt... Bananas. No cooking required. Just mushing.
After letting them harden overnight, I popped them out and tossed them in a ziplock bag.
Now, you know I love you when I am willing to slice up and MUSH bananas for you. They are on my very short list of foods I don't like. But Sam thinks they are pretty awesome. (Yet he hates avocados... is this really my kid?!)
So these 9+ portions of bananas cost me $1.35 (I say 9+ because sometimes he will not finish a serving in one sitting). Actually a little less because the hub ate a couple of the bananas from the bunch. I used six. And since no cooking was involved, this took very little time. I paid $1 for 4oz of pureed bananas at the grocery. So clearly, we came out way ahead making our own!