put down the cat, mia {blueberry, apple, mango puree for baby}

I ran out of blueberry puree for Mia and she is now holding my cat for ransom. Poor Athens.

I dropped everything I was doing (so laundry will get done later, woo hoo I lead an exciting life these days, a lot different than the days at the magazine or being on tour with my husband in his musician days la la la….enough rambling) what was I saying, oh yeah, I dropped everything and threw this together. She’s old enough now that I mix this with yogurt or a protein. It’s good even if your baby is pass the stage 2 foods to have on hand to cook with. She loves it. Of course you could blend anything with blueberries and she would like it. hmmmm… spinach/ blueberry??? Stay tuned.

Blueberries and mangos are stage 2 foods (8 to 10 months) because blueberries could cause an allergy, although it’s rare, and mangos have been known to be sensitive to babies who are sensitive to acidic or tropical fruits. As always consult your doctor when introducing your baby to a new stage of foods.

blueberry, apple, mango puree {stage 2 baby food}

ingredients:

1 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup of cored peeled and diced organic apples (apples are on the FDA “dirty dozen” list, choose organic if possible)

1 cup of peeled and diced mango

1/3 cup of water

Place blueberries, apples, and water into saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until apples are soft and mash-able.

Meanwhile, place mangos in a food processor or blender and pulse until slightly pureed.

With a slotted spoon, transfer apples and blueberries to the food processor reserving the cooking liquid. Puree adding the reserved liquid from the apples and blueberries until desired consistency is reached.

Place puree in an ice cube tray. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. When frozen remove and place in a freezer bag. Store for up to 3 months. Preferably use in 1 month. Defrost in microwave to serve. Each cube is 1 ounce.

Tip: Try to keep baby occupied when in the kitchen. I still haven’t found a way to keep her mind distracted from the “I don’t want you doing that” things in the kitchen such as cat food or water dishes. If you have any ideas PLEASE let me know!  I don’t know how she got it, my guess is she has learned to open the refrigerator and the fruit drawer inside, but all of the sudden I hear crunch…crunch…crunch. I look down and…

Seriously, I’m not making this up. Where did she get the apple?

Yep. Sweetie I know you have your front teeth but I don’t think you are ready. Now put down the apple and give me the cat.

    Comments

  • momadom


    That top picture is priceless!! I love the way she’s curling her toes – really getting into that tail pull!

    BTW – I did add spinach (and other greens) to berry purees – it works. My daughter never knew the difference…we know mix spinach, green beans, etc into waffle/pancake mix and she loves them!

    • insockmonkeyslippers


      What a great idea! I’ll have to do that.

      • momadom


        Also – sweet potato – we put it in EVERYTHING…it’s supposed to be a “super food” and it’s a great base to lots of stuff.

        (Correction to my previous post – “now”, not “know”) :)

        • insockmonkeyslippers


          Sweet potato and butternut squash! She loves them so much I would put it in her bottle if I didn’t think that was completely weird.

          • momadom


            Haha!

            Well, they do have the pureed veggies and fruits (nothing else added) in “squishers” – small pouches with little mouth openings on top and the kids just “squish” the puree in. She might be a bit young yet but they are great for toddlers!

            They’re at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods

          • insockmonkeyslippers


            What! That sounds like it would be really good to have on hand when she’s a little older and especially when we are traveling. Thanks.

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