Crunchy it is!

Singapore has wet markets. They’re like a farmers market; but trade the frilly signage and promises of organic and grass fed for sweet old ladies that don’t speak a ton of English. **I love it.** And it’s so much better than the “western” grocery stores where you pay out your ears for the comforts of home.

One of those “comforts” we chose to forego was the $5.20/4oz pouches of baby food.   

“The produce manager is more important to my child’s health than the pediatrician.” ~ Meryl Streep

So instead… for $17 and change from our local wet market, I turned this:  

…into this! 

  • 8 ABC
  • 6 Papaya
  • 5 Sweet Potato
  • 4 Mango
  • 4 Applesauce
  • 3 Green Beans & Pears
  • 2 Sweet Potato & Apple
  • and 22 various 1″ (1.5oz) cubes to just use at home

And if my math works, that’s 32 pouches plus another 33 oz of food  … carry the two … Would’ve tipped just past the $200 mark for all those!

“You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods with mascots.” ~ Ted Spiker

We had registered for the Infantino Squeeze Station and Pouches. (Which, btw, companies should send you a commission for doing their marketing…) Pretty solid setup, but I ended up ditching most of the station and just used the syringes. 

Tip #1: It works great as long as the purée isn’t too chunky, so you don’t have to force it.

Tip #2: Don’t try to force it. Especially beets. Beets make a huge mess…

Beets, in about any consistency, will also guarantee that your kitchen looks nothing like the cheerful perfect woman in the promo/how to video. I actually kind of wonder what she’s cooking in that video because my kitchen looked less like this…

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right before cleanup, and more like this… 

“You will always be your child’s favorite toy.” ~Vicki Lansky

All in all, it wasn’t nearly as time consuming or difficult as I expected. We will be doing it again; already ordered more pouches. Crunchy/frugal mom for the win!

Just hoping her father doesn’t eat them all as snacks before she does…. I can’t blame him too much though, they do taste pretty awesome.

  
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Fast forward to a few weeks later and so far I highly recommend this kind of set up. These pouches have been awesome! Except for mangos. Apparently kiddo is NOT a fan of mangos. Oh well… More carrots next time.

“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two items; take it or leave it.” ~ Buddy Hackett

*Photo: Infantino Squeeze Station video on Amazon

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