A quick steam in the microwave and any kind of frozen peas or green beans can become baby food in a relatively simple manner.
Cook the bag of frozen veg as you would to eat for yourself. Steam in a pot or in your microwave. Place in your blender. Add a little bit of the water and blend.
Freeze in the ice cube trays and then pop out later in place in a freezer bag labelled with the date.
Wasn't that simple?
Need the math. My grocery ad this week sells a 40 ounce bag of frozen veg for $3.99.
The number one jars of baby food equal 2.5 ounces. Therefore, the per serving cost is 25 cents per 2.5 ounce serving.
I don't know any store that sells that jar for 25 cents.
This adds up quick. Also, you can make it faster than you can drive/walk to the store. Why wouldn't you?
Pre-made baby food doesn't save time or money.
One small caution: The above does not apply to carrots. This is the one exception you should not make at home.