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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Making Homemade Baby Food

I don't always make homemade baby food for Ty but when I have extra veggies and fruits, it's way too easy not to make it for him.  I think baby food in general is overpriced and homemade is healthier.  I picked up some "over-ripe" bananas last week at Ingles.  A lot of these bananas still had green on them so I'm not sure how they ended up in the over ripe bag.  Did you know that if you put bananas in the fridge, they will last an extra week and sometimes even longer?  Either way for $1.50 you can't say no to that kind of deal.  I ate several bananas in my cereal all week long and there were still a lot leftover so I made banana baby food for Ty this morning.

Super simple to make, cut and slice bananas.  Don't laugh at me but I once heard that baby spiders lay their eggs in the top and bottom of the bananas so you should never eat those parts.  And I've always cut those ends off for as long as I can remember.  I know it's not true but once you've heard something and believed it for so long, it's hard to make yourself not believe it anymore.  And I bet now you'll think twice the next time you bite into that banana!

Anyway, once all the bananas were sliced, I put them in the blender and blended them until they were all creamy.  I also cooked some oatmeal to mix in with the bananas.  Some reason Ty wasn't too thrilled about the banana oatmeal this morning.  I'm not sure if it was because of the texture of the oatmeal or if he was wanting it to taste more like the Not Yo' Mama's Banana pudding that he sampled yesterday morning.  LOL

The leftover bananas ended up making him enough for the next 8 breakfasts.  $1.50 for 8 meals isn't bad at all.

1 comment:

  1. well yea a taste of nana pudding I wouldn't want plain bananas :)

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