Making Inexpensive, Healthy Baby Food

Not being the nutty, crunchy, earth-mother, I was a little bit hesitant when a friend suggested I make my own baby food. But then I discovered how easy it was to buy a bag of frozen peas or frozen carrots, cook them up in batches, puree them with an electric wand or beater and then you just put them into and ice cube tray.

I used Tupperware ice cube trays that have plastic covers but you could use regular trays and put them in a bag. You freeze them and they aren't messy. Then when you need them you just pop out a cube, heat it in the microwave and you've got baby food that's less processed -- and a whole lot cheaper.