Save Money and Go Green with Homemade Baby Food
If you are a green and health-conscious mom, chances are you’d want your baby to get the healthiest foods, while helping the planet too. The easiest way to do that is to make your own baby food when weaning your baby from milk to semi-solids and solids. While it may seem convenient to reach out for that jar of baby food when you are at the grocery store, think about: the impact on the environment, the fact that you really don’t know what’s in that jar, and the dent it may cast in the family budget.
On the other hand, making your own baby food at home is an easy and effortless way to save money, go green, and best of all, give your baby wholesome goodness.
Saving Money with Baby Food
There is no denying the fact that making your own baby food is definitely cheaper. According to the authors of The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book, “For the price of a large, single sweet potato (which might make 4-8 jars worth), you could purchase only one or two jars of the store-made version.”
How is Homemade Baby Food Eco-friendly?
While the strongest argument for homemade baby food is that it’s good for your baby’s health and nutrition, it cannot be denied that making food at home is definitely green and eco-friendly too.
- You’re re-using containers instead of buying new jars every time.
- Buying local and fresh produce to feed your baby eliminates costs that may have gone into transporting the jars of baby food to your store; and it supports your local markets.