I got the Beaba Babycook last week & I was so excited to start using it!! I bought some frozen organic peas & frozen organic sweet potatoes from Whole Foods & was super pumped to make Isis' meals for the week! I love that everything is in the same container & you just dump the food from the basket down into the part with the blades when you're ready to puree.
We started with the peas. You put water in the steamer part on the left & then you put a little more water in the bottom of the bowl on the right. It will defrost & then cook your food. Then you dump it out of the basket it's in - you can't really see that, my pictures aren't zoomed or anything - & you puree in the bowl.
Here are the sweet potatoes diced & cooked & in the bottom of the bowl to be pureed.
Then we pureed them! You can see the dial on the left. You point it toward the left to defrost, reheat or cook & you point it to the right to puree.
I also got 2 freezer trays that each hold 7 2-oz servings of food. I used 1 cup of peas & 1 cup of sweet potatoes. As you can see, I got 3 2-oz servings & 1 1-oz serving of peas (7 oz total) & 4 2-oz servings & 1 1-oz serving (9 oz total) of sweet potatoes! My frozen bags of food cost about $3.00 & I used about half of each bag. So for $3.00 total, I got 9 servings of baby food! That's a great deal in my book when compared to the $0.80 jars of baby food that's already prepared. I saved quite a bit already! (Except I bought the Beaba Babycook, but when we compared how much we'd save over the several kids we want to have, it was way worth it.)
I love it!!! You could, of course, just boil & then use a food processor to make your own baby food. We just chose to go this route. Thanks to Asashia at A Practical Mom, Jackie at Ready Set Read & The Planet Pink all commenting on my recent post about solids, I'm going to be checking out a couple of Annabel Karmel baby food books & I'm going to use the Wholesome Baby Food website!
Any other suggestions for making your own baby food?
And more than that - any suggestions for how you introduced solids? Isis doesn't seem to love them that much & even when she does, she doesn't eat a lot of them. She really prefers to just eat a lot of breastmilk. I think she fills up on breastmilk & then isn't really hungry for solids. When does that change??