Before we started at 5 months I researched everything... but I was hung up on what I needed. Do I get a blender or food processor? Baby Bullet or Beaba? Steamer or press? Silicone trays? Ice cube trays? And don't even get me started on storage... I have come to the conclusion that every mama has her own system and what works for one, might not work for another. Here is what I do... so take it for what its worth.
I start with fruits and veggies. I buy frozen... We eat frozen veggies so our son will too. All of this cost about $14.
I usually do one fruit or veggie at a time. I developed a schedule where every Sunday afternoon I set aside an hour and make one fruit and one veggie. Because they last so long I didn't need to do more than that a week. This allowed for a great rotation and many choices for him. I just started by peeling (if needed). This here is squash... one of his favorites.
I then place the cubes in a zip locked bag with the date labled on it and stick it in the freezer. These cubes are great when eating at home... I just pop one or two out, warm it up (be careful with the microwave) and dinner is served.
These are great to throw in the diaper bag and eat on the run. They even have a spoon attachment so no bowl is needed.
Again, by no means am I a pro in the kitchen but I have found that this is so easy, healthier, and much much cheaper.