Making Your Own Baby Food

by Lexi Myer

Photo by Brad Montgomery
Photo by Brad Montgomery

Our little one has recently started to eat some baby food! Early on we noticed that she developed a small, warm rash on her temple. Luckily, we have an awesome pediatrician who suggested we start making our own baby food to try and resolve it. After leaving our checkup, baby and I headed to the store to load up on fresh veggies, fruit, and a Baby Bullet. (Note: I am a first time mom which is clear once you realize I took my 6 month old after receiving 2 shots to Target for an extended period of time… Whoops!)

After barely surviving the trip with an upset baby, we got home and I got started on the Baby Bullet. I have found some recipes that are packed full of nutrients, and will help my little girl to continue growing strong!

  1. Blueberries, Banana, and Yogurt: Blueberries are high in vitamins and fiber, bananas are rich in potassium and help settle upset tummies, and yogurt helps prevent infection! My girl loves the sweet food too, which makes this one great for her. (
  2. Bananas and Avocados: I already mentioned what makes bananas great, but avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals!
  3. Prunes and Carrots: Most people know that prunes help out the digestive system, and since my little one had some problems with that early on, we are BIG fans of prunes! Mix it with some carrots which are rich in Vitamin A, C, K, and several more. Enjoy this funny color as it gets splashed around your dining room by little hands!

The biggest thing I have learned in my short time with making homemade baby food is that it is easy, fun to create new flavors, and much more cost effective than the store bought foods. Feel free to let me know of other flavor combinations you enjoy for your favorite littles!

About Lexi MyerLexi

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 2 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn baby girl, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.

Photo by Brad Montgomery

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