Sunday, May 8, 2011

Homemade Baby Food Favorites

I am going to share with you some of my (and my baby's) favorite baby food recipes.  When it comes to making my own baby food, I have sampled everything myself, so I know its yummy!

I will kick off my recipes category with one of my favorites: Apple-Blueberry-Cherry Puree.

I first introduced this puree to my baby when she was 8-months-old.  I had previously introduced apple sauce to my baby at about 6 months, but cherries and blueberries need to wait.  As I stated in my baby food post, I introduced each ingredient alone (or paired with something such as pares or apples that I know don't cause any sort of an allergic reaction) before combining them all together.


Apple-Blueberry-Cherry Puree

Introduce: 8+ months

Ingredients:


  • 2 peeled, cored, chopped (chunks) apples (use sweet apples such as gala, red delicious, golden delicious, braeburn)
  • handful of dark sweet cherries (I used frozen)
  • handful of blueberries (I used frozen)
Steps:

  1. In a skillet, simmer the apple chunks, cherries, and blueberries in a small amount of water (I use bottled) over low heat until apples are tender.  About 15 minutes.  Flip apple pieces over half-way through.
  2. When the apples are tender, put all of the fruit into the blender.
  3. Puree.
  4. Add water if thinning is needed.
  5. Mmmm!
This is so yummy, I was going to freeze the left-overs, but I just couldn't do it.  I ate the remainder of the puree, it was that good!

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