Recipes from Cooking Light. Here are some great recipes for making homemade baby food for your infant. Although it takes more time to prepare homemade foods it is well worth the effort. Your baby will learn to like the taste of foods in their natural state without any added water and fillers. Most major brands of jarred foods add water and thickeners to their foods. While adding water and thickeners to the foods are not harmful to your baby these products can be nutritionally inferior to homemade foods. To read more on the subject here is a comprehensive report from the Center for Science in the Public interest: Cheating Babies: Nutritional Quality and the Cost of Commercial Baby Food. They review all brands of baby foods and let you know which ones have less water and thickeners.