Easy homemade baby food recipes

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Issie has at such a fun age. He is trying to walk, he laughs at everything and he is having a great time trying new foods. 

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Seriously- look at those fat little short legs! 

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A few months back I won a Baby Bullet (disclosure policy) from the awesome, awesome, awesome ladies of What's Up Mom's

I made baby food when Ry was a baby, but I used just my ordinary blender, which was hard to clean and had a lot of parts. But this baby bullet- man, it's a game changers. 

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So Issie and I thought we would share some of our favorite baby food recipes. 

1. Bananas and Homemade Yogurt - I used one ripe banana and a half cup of yogurt. You can find my homemade yogurt recipe here, but store bought yogurt is perfect as well. 

I just put it all in the blender and blend until smooth. It's usually pretty liquidy so I either pour it in a sippy cup or thicken it with baby oatmeal. 

2. Spinach and apple sauce. Issie loves homemade apple sauce, he would eat apple sauce all day if I let him. But I do worry he isn't getting enough iron since he is still breastfed. So I throw some spinach in there with the apple sauce and he is good to go. He loves it. (That's what he is eating in the photo up there!) 

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3. Green baby smoothie. This sort of combines the two recipes above.

I use one ripe banana, a handful of fresh spinach, some yogurt and a little breast milk or formula. I throw it all in the blender. 

If your child has lactose sensitivity and you don't want to use yogurt you can omit the yogurt completely an use a frozen banana and dilute it with a little water. You could also use coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk. And there is also kefir, which is lactose free.

4. Quinoa and blueberries. Okay, I know this sounds strange, but I promise babies love it. I use a cup prepared organic quinoa and some frozen organic blueberries, steamed. 

Then I combine them in the bullet with a little breast milk. 

I actually saw some quinoa and blueberry pouches at my local Target for $1.50 each. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? That's highway robbery. 


I purchased some of these BooginHead pouches from Amazon and I reused them over and over. (Affiliate link, here is my disclosure policy.)

Have you made your own baby food? It's so easy and will save you so much money!