Category: baby food

great veggies

Great Veggies

3 medium potatoes
8 ounces spinach
2 large cloves garlic

Peel and cube potatoes. Crush and peel garlic. Cook potatoes, spinach, and garlic with about 1/2 cup water for about 15 minutes over high heat, or until potatoes are soft.

Process all in a blender or food processor until very mushy.

Freeze in ice cube trays overnight, then pop out cubes and store in another container in the freezer.

Yields 20 servings.

baby jigglers

Baby Jigglers

This serves one baby for days.

1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1 cup hot milk or soy milk
4 ounces cream cheese
2 cups of any combination of the following:
    Shredded cooked zucchini, squash, onions, eggplant,
    carrots, green beans, peas, or any other vegetable;
    chopped cooked apples, pears, peaches, apricots,
    mangoes, plums, berries, or any other fruit
Salt and/or granulated sugar, to taste
2 teaspoons lemon juice, if desired

In a blender or food processor process the gelatine and milk for 30 seconds. Add the cream cheese and lemon juice (if using) and process for 10 seconds. Add the fruits and/or vegetables and blend until thoroughly pur

mango mush

Mango Mush

1 dried apricot
2 tablespoons pure orange juice
1 small ripe mango
1 small ripe banana

Soak apricot in the orange juice, and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Slice the mango. Remove the pit, then remove the flesh. Peel the banana and dice. Pur

peachy chicken

Peachy Chicken

1/3 cup chopped and cooked boneless chicken
1/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon breast milk or formula
1 very ripe peach

Mix the chicken, rice and peach together. Blend in a blender to required texture. Add and mix the formula to thin the mixture as required. Serve. This can be frozen if required.

pork and apple puree

Pork and Apple Puree

6 ounces (180 grams) lean pork
6 ounces (180 grams) potatoes
6 ounces (180 grams) turnip
1/4 onion
1/4 apple
1 1/4 cups water
1 pinch sage

Cut pork in small pieces and remove excess fat. Peel and cut vegetables into 1/2-inch cubes.

Peel apple, remove core and dice small. Place everything in a saucepan and let simmer until well cooked. Pur

pureed fruit

Pureed Fruit

1 dessert apple or 1 ripe pear
1 tablespoon water, formula or breast milk

Peel, quarter and core fruit. Thinly slice and put into a small saucepan with water, formula or breast milk. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until soft.

Press through a sieve or use food processor/blender. Spoon into serving bowl and cool. You can cover and refrigerate for 24 hours or freeze in ice cube trays.

teething sticks

Teething Sticks

2/3 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup plain, untoasted wheat germ
1 cup whole wheat flour

Beat together the milk, butter and sugar. Stir in the wheat germ and enough flour to make a dough. Knead until smooth and satiny, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Pinch off balls of dough and roll them into sticks about 1/2 inch thick and 4 inches long. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until browned and hard.

Yields 20.

vegetable puree

Vegetable Puree

1 potato, 1 parsnip, 1 carrot or 1 turnip
4 to 5 tablespoons formula, breast milk or water

Peel vegetable and dice. Steam for about 10 minutes or until the vegetable is soft. Press through a sieve and mix with liquid. You can use a blender or food processor to pur

creamy pasta with chicken and broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

For 12 months and older.

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 cup broccoli tops, finely diced
  • 1 cup tomato, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 cup homogenized milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 cup enriched white flour
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups whole wheat pasta, cooked and drained

Method

  1. Dice raw chicken into bite-size pieces, small enough for baby to manage.
  2. Clean cutting board thoroughly, dice mushrooms, broccoli and tomato to same size chunks.
  3. In large saucepan, cook chicken with mushrooms and spices over medium heat, until chicken is thoroughly cooked (see Fig.1).
  4. Add broccoli and tomatoes, cover and reduce heat to low until broccoli is tender (see Fig. 2).
  5. Add chicken broth, allow to simmer while you mix milk, flour, parmesan and grated cheese in small bowl.
  6. Add mixture to saucepan, stir continuously until grated cheese has melted and blended well into sauce (see Fig. 3).
  7. Add cooked and drained pasta, toss and serve.
  8. For adults, extra salt or pepper may be added. For babies, portions may be mashed or eaten as is, depending on your child