Baby Food: Easy Fish Dinner

Get seafood into your baby’s diet early; there are few foods with as many nutritional benefits, including brain-boosting DHA, an especially important omega-3 fatty acid for babies. This mild-tasting, creamy purée is an excellent place to start on the fish front. As your baby gets older, just mash this meal with a fork. Store thisContinue reading “Baby Food: Easy Fish Dinner”

Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend

Ingredients: Makes 2 1/4 cups 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick coins 2 cups cauliflower florets 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger or sub in 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin for a smokier flavor Steps In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add theContinue reading “Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend”

Baby Food: Butternut Squash and Kale Blend

This blend gives your baby two nutritional powerhouses in one spoonful. There are many types of kale available these days. For the quickest cooking time and most tender result, look for Tuscan kale, also called lacinato or dinosaur kale. Ingredients: Makes 2 1/4 cups 2 1/2 cups chopped kale, thick stems removed Tip: To prepareContinue reading “Baby Food: Butternut Squash and Kale Blend”

Baby Food: Broccoli-Apple Swirl Blend

Steps: Makes about 2 cups Steam 4 cups broccoli florets until tender, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and transfer to a blender with 1/4 cup water. Blend until desired consistency, adding a bit of water if needed to help it blend. Stir into 3/4 cup Apple Purée (recipe below) Apple Purée: Makes 2 cups IngredientsContinue reading “Baby Food: Broccoli-Apple Swirl Blend”

Three Ways to Make Black Bean Purée

It couldn’t be simpler to blend up canned beans, but cooking beans from scratch is hardly more difficult. Here are three methods for getting this protein-rich food ready for your baby. Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the servingContinue reading “Three Ways to Make Black Bean Purée”

How to Make Chicken Purée

Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 3/4 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals. Ingredients 1 lb ground chicken, preferably organic You could poach a chicken breastContinue reading “How to Make Chicken Purée”

How to Make Salmon Purée

Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 2 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals. Ingredients 1 lb salmon fillets. Preferably wild skinned Opt for wild salmon when youContinue reading “How to Make Salmon Purée”

How to Make Spinach Purée

Unlike some other leafy greens, vitamin A-rich spinach doesn’t have a particularly bitter flavor. making it a good “gateway” green. Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 1/3 cups so,Continue reading “How to Make Spinach Purée”

6 Super Easy: No-Cook Fruit Purées

Serve these solo, or mix 2 tablespoons of fruit purées with 1/4 cup plain yogurt for a creamy treat that’s just kissed with sweetness. Start now getting your little one use to yogurt that isn’t overly sugary. Strawberry Purée: Makes about 3/4 cup Blend 8 oz. strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups) in a blender PeachContinue reading “6 Super Easy: No-Cook Fruit Purées”

How to Make Sweet Pea Purée

Serving Sizes Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals. Ingredients One 10 oz. package frozen peas You can feel good about usingContinue reading “How to Make Sweet Pea Purée”