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Baby Food Recipes

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Parenting' started by Snowbaby, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Does your baby have a favourite food? Let us in on the recipe!!

    Here's one to start off:-

    Apple and Raisin Compote - Age 5 months

    Heat 3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice in a saucepan.

    Add 2 eating apples , peeled, cored and sliced and 15g(0.5oz)of washed raisins.
    Cook gently for about 10 minutes until soft, adding a little water if necessary.

    Puree in a mouli to remove seeds and skins.
     
  2. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Hearty Banana-Oatmeal Cereal - for 8 months and older

    Ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup milk or formula
    • 1/3 cup whole banana
    • 1/4 cup breast milk or formula
    Instructions:
    Combine oats and 1/2 cup formula or milk. Bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mash banana and 1/4 cup formula or milk. Combine banana and oatmeal mixtures. Serve warmed or cold.

    *Variation: Use infant oatmeal for extra vitamins (follow directions to make 1/2 cup cereal)use warm milk or formula and skip the simmering step. Mash banana and 1/4 cup formula or milk. Combine banana and oatmeal mixtures. Serve warmed or cold.
     
  3. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Turkey Dinner - for 10 months and older

    Ingredients:
    • 1 to 2 ounces browned (cooked) ground turkey meat
    • 1-1/2 cups water
    • 1/2 cup enriched, white uncooked rice
    • 1 carrot peeled and diced or grated
    • 1/4 cup peas
    • 1 small dab of butter

    Instructions:
    [1] Heat water and butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
    [2] Add rice, turkey, peas, and carrots to hot water.
    [3] Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
    [4] Stir and let rest 5 minutes, covered. Cool before serving.
     
  4. Lottie

    Lottie New Member

    Sweet Potato 6 months+

    Vitamins: A (24,877 mg ), C, Folate
    Minerals: Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Calcium

    1. Wash and poke holes in sweet potato with fork then wrap sweet potatoes in
    tin foil - do not peel for baking/microwaving. (you can also do this in the
    microwave - only use plastic wrap and cook for 8 minutes on high or until
    tender)
    2. Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes or until soft
    3. OR
    4. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small chunks
    5. Place chunks into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover potato
    6. "Steam" boil until tender, be sure to check on the water level.
    7. Reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the sweet potatoes
    8. If you have baked your sweet potato, remove skins and use liquid from your
    preferred source
    9. Place sweet potato into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin
    pureeing.
    10. Add the reserved water or other liquid as necessary to achieve a smooth,
    thin consistency



    Parsnip and Apple (4-6 months, stage 1)

    Peel and chop 1 parsnip, boil in unsalted water until soft, drain. Purée the parsnip, use the stock if necessary.
    Core and cut 1 eating apple (local and/or organic, e.g. Elstar, Katy, Cox).
    Grate very finely, use a glass grater.
    Mix the parsnip purée with the apple, add 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil. Sunflower oil provides essential fatty acids, especially linol acid and fat-soluble vitamins.

    Variations: carrot, swede, sweet potato; some parents prefer to use cooked apple which is widely recommended by health visitors but not really necessary because a lot of the goodness will be destroyed by the cooking process (e.g. vitamin C).
     
  5. Dot

    Dot Active Member

    Oh Lottie! The single best kitchen appliance I had when Joey was starting real food was a food processor. I did all his foods in the processor. (I actually wore mine out) Once my maternity leave was over I used to spend Sundays cooking and freezing everything in ice cube trays. I would then wrap everything well in freezerbags and had a weeks worth of food ready to go.
     
  6. Lottie

    Lottie New Member

    *notes food processor* I don't have one I use a fork to mush. lol [​IMG]

    Chicken and Broccoli recipe

    For 10 months or older.

    1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
    1 bag frozen broccoli florets
    1 can chicken broth, no salt added
    1 can cream of chicken soup, no salt added
    Infant rice cereal

    Cook chicken, broccoli and zucchini in unsalted chicken broth for about an hour. Add cream of chicken soup and process. Add rice cereal (or mashed potato flakes) to desired consistency.
     
  7. Lottie

    Lottie New Member

    Oatie Banana Cereal

    1/4 cup oatmeal (rolled or ground)
    1/2 cup water or milk
    1/3 ripe banana
    1/4 cup milk (formula may be used here)

    1. Combine oatmeal and 1/2 cup of water or milk. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is mostly absorbed.
    2. Remove from heat and cover; let stand for 5 minutes.
    3. Mash banana, and add remaining milk or formula, mixing thoroughly. Stir the banana-milk mixture into the cooked cereal.
     
  8. Lottie

    Lottie New Member

    Alex's favourite at the moment.

    1 leek
    Half a bag of baby potatoes (about 10 good sized one's)
    About 7 florets of Brocolli
    Small handful of grated cheese

    Slice leek and wash thoroughly. Wash the potatoes thouroughly but keep the skins on for added nutrients.
    Wash the brocolli.
    Put it all in a pan and just cover. Simmer for about 15 mins until everything soft, checking on the water level. There should be just a little water left over. Mush up the vegetables with this water for added vits and serve with some grated cheese.
    If veggies need an extra moosh you can add some baby milk.

    This should make enough for three to four meals for a baby of 10 months+

    Cheap, easy and very nutricous.
     
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