Articles Tagged baby food

banana brown rice

This is a perfect meal for babies 6 months and up! Created by Tyler Florence, this recipe is naturally sweetened by roasting the bananas. A technique I would have never thought of until I stumbled upon this. The original recipe is below and on his blog , – Banana Brown Rice. I didn’t want to make a full batch because I wasn’t sure if Mia would like it but, of course, I was wrong and she loved it! Here is Florence’s recipe and my reduced portion version with photos for baby and a toddler version for our older kiddos.


Linus van Pelt was right. There really is a great pumpkin. It might not be a in the form of a mysterious character that comes to the pumpkin patch on Halloween as the little guy wishes but pumpkins are certainly great. Loaded with cancer and heart disease preventing Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, pumpkins are one of the most nutritious vegetables you can give your family. A simple pumpkin puree can be used in almost anything from a pasta sauce, risotto, bread, oatmeal, cookies, pancakes, and even your kids favorite Rice Krispie treats (recipe coming soon). Take advantage of this

apples and squash

Fall is here, thank God! If I had to take the sweltering heat one more minute I was going to have to check myself into the mental hospital. There is something about the dog days of a Texas summer that can turn a native into a blubbering idiot. It is this reason I have stayed away from the computer the last couple of weeks. My brain had melted, I could no longer coherently put a sentence together, and I knew if I were to continue posting that I would certainly loose all of you dear readers. Oh how I wish

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

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

spinach and sweet potato quiche

To save myself some time in the morning from cooking everyone’s breakfast I spent about thirty minutes and cooked up a batch of theses, spinach and sweet potato quiche. Mia has mixed emotions about these. You have to catch her in the right mood for her to really enjoy these. She would rather have scrambled eggs but I think it’s a texture thing. This is more of a toddler food and she’s at that in-between stage. So I needed a second opinion and who did I go to? The neighbors baby and she liked them so it’s a go. Spinach

simple purees {for baby}

X | January 14, 2010

All the baby food on this blog is fairly self explanatory. Just simple recipes that I have researched, put my spin on or want to rely to anyone who wants to read. It’s nothing new. Especially this next one. The basis of all baby food. The stage one puree. It’s here just incase you need it. Simple Baby Food Puree For this example I’m using butternut squash but pretty much any stage one food that needs to be cooked will do. For example: sweet potato, apple, carrot (don’t use any leftover water with carrots because of the nitrate level), peaches,

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