Thursday, July 14, 2011

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

My sister today told me her coworker asked if we have baby food recipes.  I told her we can start adding some to the blog, so here are 2 recipes  I made on Monday for my Cupcake using apples.

Making baby food is simple.  All you need are:
1.) steamer
2.) mixer
3.) containers to hold the baby food.
4.) peeler
5.) knife
6.) spoon

For items 1 to 3, I use the followiing:
  •  rice cooker w/ a steam rack.  (I use a rice cooker because I cook in batches)
  • Cuisinart
  • Munchkin baby food containers
The hardest part is probably prepping and cleaning. 

Recipe One:  Peas, Corn, and Gala Apples 
  • 1/2 cup of frozen organic peas
  • 1/2 cup of frozen organic corn
  • 2  Gala Apples (sliced in cubes)
  • 1/4 cup of baby water (This is just to make it less clumpy, so add to your liking)
(This makes 2 servings for my daughter who eats 4 oz. each meal and is now 11 months old)

I place all ingredients on the steam tray of the rice cooker.  Cook until fork can easily go through the apple slices ~ 15 min (w/ my rice cooker).

Puree peas, corn, and apples

Recipe 2:  Butter squash, roman tomatoes, and Pink Lady Apple
  • 2 roman tomatoes
  • 1/4 butter squash
  • 1 Pink Lady apple (These aren't sweet as the Gala apples.  They are a bit sour)

This makes 2 servings as well...so 8 oz total.

My Cuisinart (gift from my mom just to make baby food), Munchkin baby food containers, peeler, knife, spoon,  and ingredients.

Place ingredients in steam tray of rice cooker.   Cook until squash and apples are soft.  Tomato skin will come off so it's easy to remove afterwards.


Finished product!

Afterwards, I immediately place the food containers in the freezer to preserve the nutrients.  Never microwave baby food before serving, since food is often heated unevenly. 

3 comments:

  1. The peas, corn, and apples recipe looks yummy. I'll have to try it.

    Some of our favorites:
    From http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/MeatRecipes.htm:
    - Chicken Casserole (I used to puree it, now I just leave it in bite-size chunks. Even I think this is yummy!)

    From Cooking for Baby book (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/cooking-for-baby-cookbook/)
    - Lentils and Lamb (again, I used to puree, now just leave chunky)
    - Root Veggie Medley
    - Orzo with Rainbow Vegetables

    Let me know if you want me to provide recipes for the last three!

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  2. Hi Christine,

    Yes! Please provide the recipes for the last three! You can send them to urbanwarriormoms@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Mama B.

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  3. nice idea..thanks for sharing....

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