Homemade Baby Food

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Jul. 13, 2015

4 baby food recipes - without a blender! Here's 4 of Flint's favorite homemade baby food recipes and they are all really easy and fast because mamas don't have time for appliances!!!

Ingredients

For sweet potato babyfood:
Sweet potato 1 Medium
Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Pinch (optional, try adding these to individual servings to see how your baby likes the new flavors!)
Ground cumin 1 Pinch (optional, try adding these to individual servings to see how your baby likes the new flavors!)
Ground coriander 1 Pinch (optional, try adding these to individual servings to see how your baby likes the new flavors!)
Ground ginger 1 Pinch (optional, try adding these to individual servings to see how your baby likes the new flavors!)
Garlic powder 1 Pinch (optional, try adding these to individual servings to see how your baby likes the new flavors!)
For apricot oatmeal babyfood:
Dried apricot 4
Dried prunes 4
Rolled oats 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (old fashioned oats, not instant or steel cut oats)
Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Pinch (optional, add to individual servings to experiment with new flavors)
Ground ginger 1 Pinch (optional, add to individual servings to experiment with new flavors)
Ground cardamom 1 Pinch (optional, add to individual servings to experiment with new flavors)
For guacamole:
Ripe avocado 1/4
Salt 1 Pinch
For flavorings:
Finely minced green onions 1 Teaspoon
Finely chopped cilantro/Finely chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon
Dried basil 1/8 Teaspoon
Dried dill weed 1/8 Teaspoon
Dried oregano 1/8 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1 Pinch
For lentils:
Red lentils 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Vegetable broth/Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs) (low sodium, homemade if possible)
Grated apple 1
Dried thyme 1 Pinch
Ground sage 1 Pinch
Rosemary 1 Pinch

Directions

FOR SWEET POTATO BABYFOOD:

MAKING:

1.Cut the potato into quarters and put into a pot with enough water to cover. Cover and bring to boil on high heat. Boil 5-7 minutes until the potato is quite soft.

2.Drain and cool to handle.

4.With very clean hands, peel the skins from the potato and discard. Mash the flesh with coconut oil until fairly smooth. (My baby seems to like some small chunks)

5.Refrigerate up to one week.

SERVING:

6.Serve 1-2 tablespoons at a time for 6-8 month old baby. Add optional seasonings to individual servings to offer your baby lots of new flavors he might like!

FOR APRICOT OATMEAL BABYFOOD:

MAKING:

1.Finely chop apricots and prunes put into heat-proof bowl with oats, boiling water. Let sit until water is absorbed. Blend with an immersion blender, food chopper or blender.

2.Refrigerate up to one week.

SERVING:

3.Reheat 1-2 tablespoons of oatmeal at a time by adding an equal amount of boiling water and stir. Add any optional flavorings you want to try.

NOTES:

You could really use any dried fruit for this, but I do recommend adding some prunes for fiber. Constipation is a problem when babies first get started on solids and the prunes really help.

FOR BABY GUACAMOLE:

MAKING:

1.Peel and mash the avocado with the salt and any other seasonings you want to try.

SERVING:

2.Do not refrigerate, serve right away.

FOR BABY LENTILS:

MAKING:

1.Combine all in a small pot and bring to boil.

2.Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

SERVING:

3.Serve right away.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 1