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5 Reasons to Make your Own Baby Food PLUS a Giveaway!

(This post was sponsored by Cuisinart. All opinions and thoughts about the product are my own!)

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This little cutie turns 5 months old today. Man! Where has the time gone? I swear, yesterday he was just a little teeny thing that just came home from the hospital. Now he’s cooing, rolling over, sitting up, and getting his first tooth. Wowza! Now, it’s about time for him to try his first solids, and I want it to be a healthy, great experience for him and an easy, frugal experience for me! That’s where the Cuisinart Baby Food maker comes in to save the day! There are so many good reasons to make your own baby food, and let me tell you my top five. You’ll even get a chance to win a Cuisinart Baby Food Maker too, so keep scrolling!

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5 Reasons to Make your Own Baby Food (with the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker of course!):

1. It’s Healthier- When you make your own baby food, you know exactly what’s going into your baby’s mouth. No wondering how the store bought brands were made, and if you have a garden, you can go from ground to baby’s mouth using the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker!  Also, the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker steams and chops your baby’s food in one container. There are no lost nutrients because there’s no straining of the water that has all of the nutrients that come out of the food!

2. It’s Frugal- I made my son a batch of asparagus and peaches in the Cuisinart Baby food maker (pictured above) and it cost me less than a buck for 5-6 servings! We all know that’s way cheaper than buying store-bought. AND if you have a garden, the cost will be even lower!

3. More Choices- There are so many different combos and recipes you can make for your baby, especially when using the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker. The store bought brands are few in the kinds they sell, and that can limit your baby’s palette to all the wonderful flavors your baby could be experiencing if you were to make your own.

4. It’s empowering- Knowing that I have made something for my baby with my own two hands is empowering. As the years pass by, I realize more and more how I WANT to make things from scratch for my family and making baby food for my son is no different. It just feels good to know I CAN make these things for my family and that they appreciate it.

5, It really is not hard- The “old fashioned” way of making baby food has never been difficult, only just a little tedious. I love the fact that Cuisinart has cut time and dishes out of my baby food making routine! All the food is steamed and chopped in ONE container, which saves me from having to do even more dishes! And the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker I compact– so it won’t take up that much counter space and is easily transported. Woohoo!

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So now that I have convinced you that making your own baby food is the best thing to do, go ahead and enter my giveaway to win your very own Cuisinart Baby Food Maker! I seriously love this thing. Not only does it make baby food, you can also warm your baby’s bottles! That was a nice surprise that I discovered when I got mine in the mail. Multi-functional… I love it!

To enter the giveaway, please click this link from Cuisinart and tell me what your favorite baby food recipe from the link would be to make in the comments below. I will pick a winner on 7/21/14 by Good luck!



Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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  1. Yay!!! I really really really wanna win this!!!

  2. Anna Marie P says:

    What a great giveaway!!!

  3. Jennifer Boyer says:

    I would love enter, win, and then to make the Very Veggie recipe!!

  4. Ruth Tracy says:

    The butternut squash risotto looks interesting! Could make it into a cold soup. 🙂

  5. I want to make sweet potatoes—all my babies have loved them first!

  6. Ashley McCabe says:

    So want to try bananas and pears!

  7. Anna Marie Penix says:

    I would make the zucchini bread teethers… And I would have to have a nibble!

  8. Blessie Nelson says:

    I would love to make the fruity yoghurt breakfast for my little guy! This is such an efficient multitasker!

  9. Jessica says:

    I like the zucchini bread teething biscuits recipe

  10. Katherine says:

    I love the Brown Rice, Zucchini and Avocado

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  11. anne stewart says:

    I love that it steams as well! This recipe looks awesome:–sweet potato, spinach, chicken–yum!

  12. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’d like to make the Veggie Turkey Dinner.

  13. Amber says:

    I would make the very veggie! Love that it’s a bottle warmer too!

  14. Linda says:

    I’d love to make the banana apricot oatmeal recipe.

  15. Julie says:

    I would love to try the stage 1 banana-pear recipe.

    Love the food maker because it is so compact, all in one and I know exactly what is going in my baby’s food!

    Julie [email protected]

  16. Dezra Lear RN says:

    The Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chicken Dinner sounds great even for adults lol! Even though my baby is a year old, this would still be great to make food!!

  17. Meagan Lord says:

    Peaches and bananas with rice recipe! But since Zoey isn’t a baby anymore then I’d probably make different varieties of applesauce (applesauce + peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple… ) yum!

  18. Sarah C. says:

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