Make Your Own Baby Food


Kelby Carr, Kids Cuisine – There is one thing I find really annoying about buying baby food. Your selection is extremely limited (you can get apples, or peas, or pears. Yawn!). Prepackaged baby foods rarely include some of the healthiest ingredients that are ideal for babies like avocado, pumpkin, and canteloupe.

It’s also pricy. I mean, you’re paying 50 cents to a dollar for four ounces of mediocre mush. Make your own food, and you can serve organic baby food for half the price of standard store bought. It isn’t really hard to take matters into your own hands, though. Even though I work full time and have three kids, I found it pretty quick and easy to whip up my own concoctions for my babies. Some of their favorites were mango canteloupe baby food and banana pumpkin baby food.

The ultimate Web resource before you start is Wholesome Baby Food. This site features tons of information on getting started, homemade baby food recipes, and which foods babies can eat at each stage. Before you start, you should also consult this list of homemade baby food DOs and homemade baby food DON’Ts.

Photo of canteloupe © Erika Thorpe

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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