I’ve been getting pretty frustrated lately with making baby food. With the exception of the broccoli spinach puree with basil that I share a few weeks back, Ellie has really disliked most of the recipes I’ve made.
So I resorted to store bought food. Ugh. Anyway, Marc’s been on my case about making some more food for her (for all the usual reasons), but I’ve just been putting it off and putting it off. It’s not fun when you make the effort to make homemade baby food, and then your baby won’t even eat it.
I finally broke down and made some the other day. All the while, telling Marc that if she didn’t like this batch of food, I was done. Done. I made this kiwi apple zucchini puree and some beef and sweet potato puree. All in less than an hour – including pictures. I know. Could it be any easier?
We gave her the beef and sweet potatoes for dinner while they were still warm, and she ate them faster than any meal she’s ever eaten. And, the next day, she scarfed down the kiwi apple zucchini puree just as fast. I am not kidding you when I say she loved both of them. So, so much.
I guess that means, I’m not off the hook, and I’ll be making many more batches of baby food in the future. At least until Ellie gets a few teeth. If she ever does. At this point, I’m starting to wonder if there are even any teeth under those gums. But, at least she’s eating the food I make now. Stay tuned for the beef and sweet potato recipe.
Kiwi Apple Zucchini Puree
Yield 3 cups
- 3 zucchini, halved and sliced
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 3 kiwis, peeled and chopped
- In large microwave container, steam the zucchini and apples with about 1/4 cup water for 8 - 10 minutes, or until soft.
- Add the cooked zucchini and apples with any cooking liquid to a food processor bowl. Add the kiwi and process until smooth.