Q: I don’t have time to make my own baby food? What’s the best alternative?
A: Making your own baby food doesn’t have to be hard! So much of what you are already cooking can be mashed or pureed into healthy, simple food for your little one! You can roast sweet potatoes or squash for your whole family, and then puree some (adding water or other liquid) so that it is the right consistency for your baby. As your baby gets older, you can add meats to the puree or even blend up chunky pieces of whatever you are eating. However, there are many great options for babies these days that are healthy and nutritious. I would look for USDA certified organic baby food options to reduce your child’s exposure to pesticides and try to find packaging that is BPA-free and convenient as well!

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.