DIY Copy-Cat Baby Food Recipes {Plus Tips for Making Your Own}

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DIY Copy Cat Make Your Own Baby Food Recipes

Making your own baby food is not only economical but you also know what is going in your child's food. I recently received a Magic Baby Bullet Baby Care System which I love! And so I did a little Pinterest research and, thus, this little copy-cat baby food recipes list was born.
The thing is, my daughter ate TONS of other baby food products. And I wanted to know what was in her food and that there were no preservatives. Now I must admit, I didn't do the best at making ALL of her baby food, although I did try (of course I only had a blender because lightning struck my food processor after one use, no joke). But I did try and buy organic when I could. But that can be pricey. But if you are on a budget (and who isn't, these days?), making your own baby food is definitely the way to go. So here's a list I have found of my daughter's favorite baby food items, but the Pinterest-found copy-cat version! PLUS some other fun tips and tricks to help you with making your own!

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Publix 3/30/12 - 83% Savings!

Okay so today I saved 83% at Publix and yes I had some freebie coupons that I got through trading, there are some things that even non-couponers can get for cheap. :)

Huggies wipes - $2.43 (regular price)
2 Earth's Best cereal bars - $3.29 (regular price)
Earth's Best cheese crackers - $2.39 (regular Price)
Earth's Best vanilla cookies - $2.39 (regular price)
Yobaby drinkable yogurts - $3.99 (regular price)
Bananas - $0.69/lb - $1.44
Red Grapes - $1.69/lb - $2.82
Asparagus - $2.49/lb - $2.61
2 Wishbone Dressings - BOGO $2.65
Gerber Goodstart Formula - $13.69 (regular price)
Gorton's Fish sticks - $5.99 (regular price)
2 Ragu sauce - BOGO $2.19
2 Pam cooking sprays - BOGO $3.49
Ocean Spray Craisins - BOGO $2.45 - $1.23
Huggies Big Pak - $19.99 (sale price)

Total before coupons: $73.88

Coupons Used:
- $5 off $50 from Boy Scout card
- FREE Gorton's product $5.99 exp 3/31/12
- $1 off Yobaby exp 3/31/12
- 2 $0.50/1 Ragu Printable
- 2 $0.50/1 Wishbone Printable
- FREE Gerber Formula (value $12)
- Gerber check $3.50
- Publix $3 off Huggies diapers (not jumbo pack) from baby club
- Publix BOGO - Buy Huggies diaper get wipes free $2.43
- $0.75/1 Huggies wipes manu
- FREE Big Pak Huggies diapers $19.99 exp 3/31/12
- $1/1 Craisins from March Disney Family Fun Magazine
- 4 $0.55/1 Earth's Best item (received from emailing them and telling them how much I love their products)

Coupon savings: $60.77

Total paid after taxes: $15.55

83% Savings! :D