Homemade Baby Food

 

homemade baby food

What are some disadvantages to buying baby food at the store or freezing pre-made homemade baby food?

  1. 1.  Sugar, Sodium & Preservatives are added
  2. 2.  Some vitamins & minerals are lost when you freeze and then “re-heat” items that have been frozen
  3. 3.  It’s more expensive buying store-bought baby food — you are paying for convenience!
  4. 4.  Spending all the time it takes to prepare “fresh” baby food (chopping, cooking, seperating, etc) is a hassle
So what other options do you have?

Here are some reasons you want to consider using THRIVE ingredients for your homemade baby food:

  1. HEALTHIER – No unnecessary sugars, sodium & preservatives that are in canned foods.  You also don’t need to “heat up” the food in the microwave which zaps precious vitamins & minerals for your baby.
  2. FASTER – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 32 minutes a day on food preparation and cleanup.
    They say having a young child increases that average.  Preparing your own baby food takes even that much longer.  Babies transitioning to food will need up to 5 meals a day.  That’s 35 meals a week!  We buy the stuff from the store because it’s just simply more convenient!
  3. FROZEN IS NOT BETTER–  Sure, preparing then freezing baby food is more convenient but then you have to apply heat to it to warm it up…reducing vitamins and minerals.  Have you ever tried to prepare and eat frozen spinach?  Yech!  Why do that to your baby?
  4. LESS EXPENSIVE – It is FAR less expensive to make your own.

THRIVE FOODS – Homemade Baby Food to the rescue!

  • Thrive Foods fruits and vegetables contain no added sugar, salt or preservatives.
  • Thrive Foods retain most of their vitamins & minerals & enzymes.  In fact, the American Cancer Association stated that freeze-dried fruits & vegetables are the next best option to eating fresh fruits & vegetables right from your own garden!
  • Thrive Foods have a long shelf life.  25 years unopened, up to 2 years opened.
  • Thrive Foods is NOT dehydrated (which means heat has been applied).  Click HERE to learn more about the differences.

How to prepare Homemade baby food with Thrive Foods:

  • Add 1/2 c. water to 1 1/2 c. freeze dried produce.
  • Let it sit for just a few minutes (6-7 in cold water or 2-3 in warm water)
  • Mix in a blender or food processor
  • Add water a few tablespoons at a time and continue blending until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Makes 5-7 4 oz. servings (depending on how much water you add)

No need to boil large amounts of produce each week, blend it, and put it in Tupperware or jars. You can more easily and quickly make just what your baby needs to eat each day! Healthy homemade baby food with no additives that is affordable.

Healthy and affordable!  What can be better than that?  How about a TRIPLE THREAT!

1.  Healthy
2. Affordable
3.  Quick & Easy!
Okay, technically there are FOUR advantages because you can build a long food storage supply in which your healthy food won’t go bad.

Plus (yes, there’s more)….These same products can also be given to older children in place of fruit snacks or used in easy casserole recipes, easy soup recipes, or breads and muffins.  You have got to check out the recipes I am adding almost daily.

Click HERE to see all the fruits and vegetables available at Thrive Foods!

What do you think?

I know what I think!  I’m going to make sure these items are included in my monthly “Q” so I can get them at the best price!  You can save up to 30% when you buy items that are on the monthly special…and you can save even MORE when you are on the monthly “Q”!

Questions about Thrive and stuff?  Check out our FAQ section to learn how you can save money, build an awesome supply of food with a long shelf life, save time in the kitchen, and keep your sanity!

 

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