I made fancy homemade baby food! I know. I’m crazy, but it’s so much fun and the food tastes so much better than store-bought stuff. I’ve actually been making baby food since Ellie started eating solids a few months ago. We kept things pretty simple for a while, but not that she’s getting bigger we’ve decided to branch out.
I added basil to this broccoli spinach puree to give it a little extra flavor, and it turned out really great. In fact, Ellie loves it (much more than the zucchini with olive oil and cilantro that I made). She gobbled it up with a little bit of chicken puree the first time, and she’s already had it a few more times since I made it last week.
This recipe is definitely a keeper for us, and guess what. I cooked all the vegetables in the microwave. It’s so easy that I think I’ll be doubling it next time. The recipe below makes about 20 ounces, which for us is 5 meals if you serve it alone, 10 if you serve it with a protein or fruit.
- 2 cups broccoli florets (about 1 small head of broccoli)
- 2 packed cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/2 – 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
- In a large microwave container with a cover, steam broccoli, potatoes and spinach for 7 – 8 minutes – or until broccoli and potatoes are soft.
- In a food processor, puree the steamed vegetables with the basil, adding chicken stock as needed, until smooth.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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