Articles Tagged baby food recipes

Peaches, peaches, peaches!!! Thanks to this year’s harvest from the ranch and our neighboring friends (thanks LL!) my house is overflowing and exploding with juicy Texas organic peaches! Best time of summer in my opinion. So, before they all get squishy I am using them in everything…and I do mean everything, beware. This is one of our favorite purees that we make all of the time but especially now when they’re in season! Full of Vitamin A, C and calcium, this puree is not only perfect for babies ready for stage 1 foods (providing they have sampled butternut squash and

beet humus

Hello Mr. Beet meet ChickPea. If you have a little one that loves hummus this is a great way to sneak a little veggie in! Beets are a wonderful source for calcium, potassium, and vitamin A. All essential for brain and growth development. Chickpeas are also full of protein and fiber. Try this great as a dip for veggies, crackers, fingers or alone with a spoon. And if you have a liking towards the awesomeness of hummus, then make sure to make extra because I guarantee it will go fast! By the way this is an ideal way to reduce

quinoa and berries

Have you tried quinoa (pronounced keen-wha) yet? I hadn’t until recently. I kept seeing it presented as the “healthiest grain” in my husband’s running magazines and did a little digging. I found that this is a perfect grain for children as it provides fiber, calcium, iron, folate, amino acids, protein and best of all it’s easily digestible! Quinoa can be introduced to baby as early as 8 months. It is usually found in the bulk “health food” sections of many grocery stores. Cooking quinoa is similar to cooking rice. Add 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of boiling water.

melon and mint granita

Oh, the days of ocean puddles of drool, a case of the grumpies and chewing on anything that doesn’t move. Yes, we have reached the nasty days of teething. Mia has two molars coming in at once and I am desperate for a big towel to soak up all of this drool and anything that will help her get through this (ahh, so that’s what the ShamWow is for). Since I can’t rally give her an ice-cube to chew on I made granita for the little bear and it was a success! It’s an easy recipe that can be made with

pears vanilla

This is one you will want to double up on. If pears are popular in your house as they are in mine it will go fast! For example I thought I made enough yesterday to last a couple of weeks and when I turned around half of it was gone. This is also a great topping for french toast and ice cream. (As I’m writing this I keep hearing my father-in-law saying, “warm that up with a little brandy, pour it on some homemade ice-cream and that’s all you’ll ever need!”–for the adults only of course…I’m just saying) Roasted Pear

blueberry spinach

For those of you following the baby food recipe part of this lovely blog, here is Mia’s favorite puree (besides her apple cherry oatmeal that is). Not only will she down an entire bowl full she doesn’t even know there’s spinach in it. Yea, for the sneaky mama in her sock monkey slippers. blueberry, apple, spinach puree {for baby stage 2} 1 cup frozen blueberries 2 peeled, cored, and chopped apples* (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup of water 1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach* In a medium pot, place the blueberries, apples and water. Simmer over medium heat until apples are

chicken and broccoli stage 2

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

carrots apple ginger

Sweet with a little ginger spice make this a great purée for baby. As simple as peel, cut, roast, puree. I totally didn’t think Mia would like this one but she loves it! Ate 4 whole ounces in seconds. Tomorrow’s Post: the easter bunny, jesus and a gastric bypass carrot, apple and ginger purée {for baby stage 2} 6 carrots 3 apples*, apples are on the dirty dozen list choose organic if possible 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger, about a 1 1/2 inch section of ginger 1/4 cup water or baby apple juice, organic if possible Preheat oven to


As the name suggests, this is a quick and healthy breakfast for baby. Mia of course loves it and devours it every time. Why else would I make it so much? This recipe is one for the older baby who is ready for more texture and finger food. For a smoother veggie and egg breakfast for the younger baby check out “Butternut Squash and Egg Breakfast.” Hopefully, you can use this as a starting point for your own egg recipes. Add different veggies, cheeses and whatever you can come up with that your baby can handle! Enjoy! Eggs are an

popeye and olive oyl

If Popeye and Olive Oyl ever made a meal together for Swee’Pea this is what it would be. Spinach, mango and pear purée. It’s slightly sweet flavor makes it easily enjoyable for babies, Mia in particular. Why wait till baby is 10 months to serve spinach? Spinach is high in nitrates and by giving baby spinach at that age would ensure that the body is ready to handle nitrates. For more information on nitrates read the Nitrate Article by Wholesome Baby Spinach, Mango, and Pear Puree You will need: 2 medium mangos 1 pear, pears are on the “dirty dozen list”

strawberries, mango, banana

This is a great and simple puree to have on hand to serve plain or added to oatmeal, yogurt, and smoothies. It’s so good in fact I made extra and made myself a smoothie. Why should the babies have all the fun, right? It’s recommended that babies should not have strawberries until the age of twelve months due to the possibility of an allergic reaction. Strawberry, Mango, and Banana Puree {12 months +} 1 1/2 cup strawberries (around 12 strawberries) · strawberries are on the “dirty dozen” list, buy organic if possible 1 cup mango (1 large mango) 1 banana Peel mango

This is one of Mia’s all time favs. It is a stage 2 food if you use the egg yolk and a stage 3 if you use the entire egg. butternut squash and egg breakfast {for baby} stage 2 or 3 food you will need: 2 cubes (or 2 ounces) of butternut squash puree · see post: simple purees for baby 1 egg or egg yolk (it’s recommended that egg yolks be given after 8 months and whole eggs after 12 months) pinch of Italian seasoning without salt · rosemary, oregano and thyme (optional) whole milk or formula Defrost butternut