That being said, if you plan to use jarred baby food, it's important to experiment and be selective. I consulted nutritionist Joy Bauer, who found that some brands thin out their purees with small amounts of water, making them too thin to swap evenly for the homemade versions. This can affect the consistency of the recipes. If you are adamant about using baby food, make sure to check labels carefully to be sure that water was not added. Also, try sticking to brands that don't add sugar or preservatives.
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