I kind of tricked you.
The solutions is simple, really. Make it YOURSELF!
The delivered to your door part is because we still use Coborns for our grocery delivery, so technically the ingredient(s) were all delivered to my door step :) Sneaky, huh?
Before you decide to stray away from the page because you're ticked that I made such an obvious solution seem like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow...just give me a listen.
I have no time in my day. If someone could PLEASE tell me how to add 4-5 hours to every day I would really appreciate it. The moral of that story is...I have no time to do things that will take up lots of extra time in my day. There's no spare room. I can't take up a hobby...or deep clean my house...or pluck my eyebrows...there isn't enough time.
So if I can find a way to make homemade natural baby food for M.D., then so can you! It's honestly idiot-proof.
Here's a step by step of what I did this weekend.
I decided I wanted to start M.D. on some sweet potatoes. Apparently you're supposed to hold-off on the green stuff when starting the food introductions and I'm not loving the rice cereal as I feel it has no real nutritional value (except iron...but he gets that from his formula). So sweet potatoes won out.
Last Friday I went on our Coborn's grocery order page and added 4 sweet potatoes to our delivery for Saturday. Downside to delivering produce online = you don't get to pick WHICH sweet potatoes you get. However, there is a freshness factor that they rate ALL produce on which I've found to be very accurate (especially with bananas...you can order based on how green/yellow you want them to be when they're delivered. Love it.)
My total for 4 sweet potatoes came to $4. $1/potato.
They were delivered Saturday. We were out of town visiting my family so all of our groceries were waiting for us on our front step when we arrived home...including M.D.'s potatoes.
Baby Food Sweet Potato Step-by-Step
Second, scrub those little potatoes till they shine
Third, cover a baking sheet with tin foil and plop those suckers on there.
Ours took right around 60 mins to finish out. You want them to be really soft in the middle so they're easy to whip up. That long skinny one took less than 60 mins but I just let him hang out in there with his buddies until they were done.
The next step is to peel them. If you waited for them to cool you can use your hands to do this step. If you're like me, and impatient, you will want to use a fork and knife to complete this step.
Fun Fact: Did you know that most babies will have consumed 600 jars of baby food by the time they reach 1 year old? So, by making your own baby food you could theoretically save around $400/year.. Awesome. I haven't tested this price comparison with other veggies & fruits yet. I will report back on those potential savings/recipes as they come.
Best part about homemade sweet potatoes = THEY TASTE DELICIOUS :)