When I first started feeding my baby purees, I was prepared for food to be wasted. I imagined it smeared all over his face, his hands, the high chair, the ceiling, the neighbors’ living room.
But what I didn’t anticipate was waste from the food that never left the tiny jar of baby food.
Because when you first start feeding a baby you offer them only a tiny bit and, they eat a tiny percentage of that. There was no way my baby was going to down the entire jar before it spoiled in the fridge. Plus, I wanted to change up his food pretty often to introduce a wide array of flavors. And, while I would have loved to have prepped homemade food, I just didn’t have the time.
So! I started collecting our half-emptied jars in the freezer. The purees, I figured, could help thicken and veggie-fy a peanut sauce. Add a bunch of vegetables (especially those just waiting to be used up in the fridge), stir in some pasta, top with green onions, and extra baby food transforms into an easy, filling and efficient meal for the weary parents.Print