Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homemade baby food

Today I spent most of the day in the kitchen boiling fruits and veggies and then grinding them up to a lovely puree for little Miss Harlow.  The recipe below turned out awesome!  After baking a giant summer squash in the oven for over an hour and then grinding it up with boiled apples and brown rice Harlow was over the moon.

Squash Baby Food Recipes - 
Rice with Apple and Butternut Squash Purée (4)6 months+

1 squash - acorn, butternut or other winter squash
1 or 2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup applesauce

Cut acorn or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds
Place halves face down in a pan and cover with an inch of water
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft then scoop squash “meat” out of the shell
Place squash "meat" into your choice of appliance for pureeing
Add cooked rice and applesauce and blend
Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency

Check out this recipe and so many others at http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com
this site has tons of useful information if you're new to the solid food stage.

As much as I think those little glass baby food jars are precious it really is a lot of fun making your own baby food.

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