Annabel Karmel baby budgeting tips

Today – Annabel Karmel baby budgeting tips

The fabulous Annabel Karmel has kindly agreed to share her wisdom with us on her guest post for baby budgeting. It’s over to Annabel for her top five, baby budgeting foodie tips:

Annabel Karmel baby budgeting tips

  • Get a group of friends together and each make up a batch of different recipes and then swap them so that you each have a few portions of each recipe and that way you can find out which flavours your baby likes without much wastage.
  • My baby purees are very tasty so you can be cooking for your baby and yourself at the same time. By simply adding extra stock to your baby’s purees and some seasoning you can make a perfect soup for yourself.  Lentil and Vegetable puree for example would make a delicious lentil soup.
  • Buy fruit in season – it always tastes better and it’s cheaper.

Annabel Karmel baby budgeting tips

  • Always freeze any left over baby purees as baby purees will only last 24 hours in the fridge. And make sure you put the date on the batch you freeze, keep a list if what you have in the freezer so that you make sure you use them before their use by date and there is no wastage.
  • If you do Freeze your purees, you can use my Stackable Pots to put a frozen puree in for when you are out and about with your baby and hopefully it will have defrosted in time for lunch, this is a lot cheaper then buying jarred baby food.


For more foodie tips and recipes please visit Annabel’s website

Thank you so much Annabel for sharing your tips! If anyone has any baby budgeting food tips to add to these we would love to hear your commnets…..


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  2. April 14, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    Making your own baby food saves me a huge amount of cash and, with a bit or organisation, isn’t really that time consuming. And it tastes so much better than the mush in jars.

    Well done for getting Annabel Karmel as a guest blogger, Becky! (Jealous, moi? LOL!).

  3. April 14, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    EBay, and Freeycle, as well as Second Hand shops/jumble sales, and even ads in the local paper, all great ways of saving money on everything and anything for the kids. Freecycle or Freegle as some areas call it can be found via Yahoo groups, and you can find all sorts of stuff for all the family and the home- and even better its free. You sign up for a group near you, and then the Offered posts will appear in your inbox. If its something you need, then you reply to the post with a polite email saying briefly why it would be great if you could have the item, when you can collect, and a contact number. The person who offers it will then decide who their unwanted item goes to, and if its you, they’ll email, you go to their house and collect it, and thats it, nothing to pay! You can also ask via a wanted post too, and if someone has that something they no longer need, they’ll email you. Its free to sign up too, and a great way of stopping usable items being chucked into landfill sites.

    Great post Becky xx

  4. Rhiannon @ ReeBee Baby
    April 15, 2010 / 8:22 pm

    Cooking my son’s food using Annabel’s book has given him a great appetite. He doesn’t often have jars but quite often he’ll refuse them. At the moment (long may it continue) he loves fresh fruit and veg and I’m sure that’s down to the early weaning purees I used. I still make big batches of food and freeze it for those days I don’t have time to cook.

    Cooking your own food is much more environmentally friendly – no lorry loads of glass jars.

  5. Becky
    April 16, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    Its definately better (for youtr pocket and the Earth) in my opinion to use raw foods and and avoid those lorries wherever we can. Thanks for your comment

  6. Becky
    April 16, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    Babies do seem to prefer it I agree and it’s lovely to save money whilst being healthy too! It makes budgeting much less painful ..thanks for your comment Helen

  7. Becky
    April 16, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    Some top budgeting tips here Claire…the more we share the better informed and able to budget we ALL are, particularly mums just starting out. Thank you for your contribution

  8. Helen Cooper
    April 19, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    My whole family 1 year old, 6 years old and 38 year old Dad eat Annabel Karmel recipes – no-one knows they are out of a baby recipe book and they are always tasty – the best part – never have to throw any from the plates into the bin!! Well done Bec on a huge Baby coo getting ‘the baby food guru’ on your website!!

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