Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Adventures in baby-food Making: Peaches

The peaches right now are delicious! Lucky for Sawyer that was the next fruit on his list to try.  Once again, he loved them! There are a couple more steps but still pretty simple.


1. Scrub & clean peaches
2. Peal peaches so there is no skin remaining
3. remove pits from center of the peach
4. cut into small cubes
5. put into a food processor, blender or Baby Bullet with about a ¼ cup of water and puree .
3. Put in storage containers, freeze or refrigerator depending on when you plan to use them. (Here are some rules of thumb – 3 days in refrigerator or 30 days in freezer)

Sawyer had to crawl in to see what we were doing
we used 2 oz, 3.5 oz and 4 oz containers

The Math 

After making home-made baby food for the past 3 months I have found that you are most likely going to save money making your own. Even if it is less than a dollar a day, over time it’s still a savings and to me (being the frugal mom I am) it is worth it.

4 peaches at $1.49 a pound – made 23.5 oz of baby food = $3.00
Total cost per ounce = 13 cents

Gerber 1st Foods SmartNourish Organic baby food (peaches) comes in 2 – 3.5 containers for $1.49 each, so 16.5 ounces = $3.47
Total cost per ounce = 21 cents


1 day of Gerber’s Peaches (2 containers or 7 ounces per day) =$1.49
1 day of Home-made Peaches (7 ounces per day) =  $.91
Total Savings per day = $.58
Total Savings per week (7 days) = $4.06
Total Savings per month (30 day month) = $17.40
Total Savings per year (365 days) = $211.70

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