chicken, broccoli, cheese, & bluebonnets {for baby stage 2+}

0 | April 14, 2010

This is a favorite in our house. Chicken, broccoli and cheese puree is simple and delicious and packed with nutrients. A good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, fiber and calcium all in one meal. Mia likes this meal a little on the textured side. That’s the great thing about making your own baby food. You can manipulate food based on the way your  baby likes it.

If you reading this and thinking “Seriously lady, I don’t have time to do all of this.” Then just cook extra chicken, broccoli, and rice the night before and throw it in the food processor the next day. Nothing to it.

chicken, broccoli and cheese {for baby stage 2+}

  • 1 cup cold cooked chicken*, preferably chicken thighs
  • 1 cup of cooked broccoli, I use frozen and steam in the microwave
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, cooked (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water, use more for a thinner texture

Place chicken, broccoli, rice and cheese in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth adding the water a little at a time until the desired texture is reached.

To save time we like to make a large enough batch to freeze in ice-cube trays for further use. This recipe will make one ice-cube tray full depending on how much water you use. To freeze, spoon puree in ice-cube tray and cover with plastic wrap. Place in freezer. Once frozen, remove cubes and store in a freezer bag. Each cube is 1 ounce and will keep for 3 months in freezer.

If using immediately this will store in refrigerator in an air tight container for 3 days.

*Chicken is best pureed cold. I use thighs because they have the most nutrients and fat that babies need. To cook chicken, place chicken in a baking dish and place in a 400° oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

and since it’s bluebonnets season and all….

Here’s a pic of Mia trying her hardest not to pick our state flower on a picnic this past weekend. Because we all know it is possible for us parents to show those baby pictures, if you have a picture of your little ones in the spring flowers head on over to our facebook page and share. We’d love to see it!

    Comments

  • Shayna


    Yum Yum that looks good, I’m so into brocoli these days, I will have to try this one out.
    Your Mia looks so cute in that pic, we too just did our bluebonnet pics this past weekend and of course I had to blog about it too!

  • Debra


    What a gorgeous picture! I want to try making that. My daughter is allergic to many things so I feel like I am always looking for something new. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Nichole


    Such a beautiful picture!
    I am so envious–I lived in San Antonio for seven years and bluebonnet season used to make me so happy. I’d love to photograph my children in them.

    I made all of my daughter’s baby and toddler food, using only organics and storing in BPA free containers. Now that she’s older, using organic food is a given, and my focus now is to teach her about eating whole foods. I’m filing this recipe for future use for my son. Thanks!

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