Benefits of Homemade
Homemade baby food is the most nutritious
Store bought baby food, including the organic brands, has a shelf life of about 2 years! In order to achieve this shelf life, the food needs to be sterilized. This is accomplished by heating it to very high temperatures to ensure food safety. While necessary for shelf life this process kills vitamins, nutrients, taste, color, and aroma in the process. Homemade baby food is higher in nutrients, tastes far better than store bought, and has the enticing aroma that will make your baby excited about eating. It can retain most of its nutritional value, taste, color, texture and aroma because it is only lightly steamed and not overcooked. In fact, most ripe fruits can be pureed without cooking, leaving all of the precious nutrients intact!
Homemade baby food is the most economical
Buying commercially prepared baby food can get very expensive. Depending on the brand, store bought baby food can cost two to three times more than homemade! Not to mention the dollars wasted when you throw away a jar or pouch of half eaten food.
The best way to save money on baby food is to make it yourself in large batches and store it in Sage Spoonfuls jars in the refrigerator or freezer. Sage Spoonfuls recipes use natural or organic ingredients, are easy to prepare, and, in most cases, can be stored for extended periods of time. You save money while giving your child the most nutritious and best tasting food. What could be better than that?