With celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Tori Spelling and others touting the benefits of making their own baby food, baby food makers are creating a huge buzz in the press lately. Most fads surrounding the Hollywood scene don’t have staying power, but this time they are definitely onto something. Making your own baby food is great for your baby, because it allows you to know exactly what your little one is eating. You can maximize the nutrition count while avoiding the preservatives, additives and other potentially detrimental ingredients. In fact, the benefits of making your own baby food span beyond just health. In doing so, you are eliminating the use of all of the packaging, which ultimately reduces your family’s environmental footprint. And, possibly the best benefit of making your own baby food, you will end up with extra cash in your pocket! Recent studies show that you can save 50% or more on your baby food costs if you make it yourself at home. The Baby Brezza baby food maker is an all-in-one solution, perfect for busy moms. Simply add your ingredients in the bowl, set your steam time and let the baby food make take care of the rest! The simple automated process steams and blends the food for you. Worried about creating a mess? Don’t be. Both the bowl and blade are dishwasher safe. Furthermore, the BPA and phthalate-free construction ensures that this product is safe for your kids. Here is a great recipe from Baby Brezza for children 6 months & up: Homemade Baby Food Recipe: Sweet Potato & Banana Puree Ingredients 1 Medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice (2 cups, 10 ounces) 1/2 Small banana, peeled and sliced (1/3 cup, 1-1/2 ounces) Optional: cinnamon or nutmeg to taste Directions 1. Steam sweet potato for 20 minutes 2. Add banana and puree to smooth 3. Remove from bowl and add water, breast milk or formula to desired consistency 4. Optional: Stir in cinnamon or nutmeg to taste Yields: 13 oz.