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Save Money And Reduce Waste With This Genius DIY Baby Food Hack

Win-win.

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Making your own baby food is cheap, easy, and cuts back on a ton of packaging waste.

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Just think of how much money you're spending every time you buy a pouch of the pre-made stuff.

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​Babies can eat the purees right away — or if you make a bigger batch, you can freeze and store the leftovers in ice cube trays, then thaw as needed.

We used these silicone ice cube trays — that are bendable and lidded — but any will work. When you're ready to use the pureed cubes, simply pop them out and thaw them in the fridge or microwave. Just remember to completely cool them before serving. (For more on how long purees will last in the fridge and freezer, click here.)

Ready to DIY your baby food? Here are five ideas to get you started:

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Note: Organic produce is recommended when making baby food, especially when using produce from the dirty dozen.

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Those are just some of the flavors you can make. You can also try your own combinations and play around with different ice cube shapes to keep it exciting:

We used these adorable trays trays shaped like hearts, stars, and seashells.

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