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Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Baby Andi, Healthy Dishes | 0 comments

Baby Food Recipes – Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared some baby food recipes and I’m coming back today to share a few more!

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Andi will turn 8 months old this week. She’s been eating solid food for a few months now. She has 1 tooth – really it is 1/2 of a tooth because it isn’t even all the way in yet – so she’s gumming all her food, but I have been making her purees a bit thicker recently (meaning, I’m just adding less water).

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Here are 4 more baby food recipes for all you baby food makin’ mamas out there who are interested!

Sweet Potato + Spinach + Kale + Banana 

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Handful Spinach
  • 1 Handful Kale
  • 1 Banana

Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease tin foil with Pam. Peel sweet potato and chop into cubes. Drizzle sweet potato with olive oil and salt and bake for 35 minutes, until it can be easily pierced with a fork. Wash spinach and kale. Combine roasted sweet potato, washed spinach and kale and 1 banana (or 1/2 banana) into a blender and add a tiny bit of water. Blend well, adding more water as needed to reach your desired consistency.

Roasted Apple + Dates + Oats Cereal

  • 1 Apple
  • 4 Dates
  • Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal (I never measure this, but I would say I add a few tablespoons – it comes in powder form)
  • Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease tin foil with Pam. Peel Apple and chop into cubes. Drizzle apple with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Bake for around 30 minutes, or until it is soft enough to pierce with a fork.

While apple is roasting, soak dates in hot water for around 10 minutes. Remove pit from dates and discard the pit. Save the water the dates soaked in (It is more flavorful, so it’s great for adding to the puree).

Combine roasted apple, dates, some of the water the dates soaked in and some whole grain oatmeal cereal in a blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached, adding more water/oatmeal cereal as needed.

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Roasted blueberries + Banana + Oats Cereal

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • Whole Grain Oatmeal Cereal

Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease tin foil with Pam. Cut banana into slices and arrange banana and blueberries on your baking sheet. Drizzle them with a tiny bit of olive oil, salt and cinnamon. Bake for around 15 minutes.

Blend roasted banana, blueberries and oatmeal cereal together, adding water (or formula/breast milk) until desired consistency is reached.

Squash + Zucchini 

  • 2 Squash
  • 2 Zucchini

Wash squash and Zucchini. Chop squash and zucchini, removing the ends. Put chopped veggies into a pot, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and a dash of onion powder. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for around 15 minutes, until vegetables are soft.

Put veggies in a blender and blend until smooth. I find I don’t need to add a lot of water to this mixture because these veggies blend easily without a lot of liquid.

And that’s that! 🙂

Andi also really loves the YoBaby yogurt right now. Our pediatrician recommended that and it has been a hit with her, just like it was with Atlas. We’ve also started giving her puffs to let her practice putting food in her mouth. She does great with those and really loves them. Last week I also gave her some whole peas to try too. I think I gave her about 12 peas (not at once) and 3 made it into her mouth. The rest ended up in the seat of her high-chair. Also, we’ve introduced cottage cheese and she’s a fan of that.

And last thing! If you have a baby you need this Nuk mash and serve bowl.

Baby Food Masher

I don’t like to use the word ‘need’ because who am I to tell you what you need? But the word is appropriate in this instance. If you are making baby food, you need this bowl. It is awesome for quickly mashing up all sorts of things from bananas to avocados to sweet potatoes. I use it at least once a day and I wish I would have had this when Atlas was a baby! It makes smashing up food a breeze and after I used it the first time, I immediately ordered another one to have in our rotation.

If you’re a new mama, I hope this post helps! Let me know if you have any questions. I’m definitely not an expert, but I’m happy to share what works for us in our house.

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