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Pureed Peas with Mint for Your Babies or Grandkids

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Pureed Peas with Mint for Your Babies or Grandkids

No Comments 15 May 2011

Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if I had a computer when my  kids were growing up.

On one hand, I would have loved reading blogs like Sissy and Marley, from moms that gave me good advice about how to make organic baby food, and  how to add spices to my kids food, and  warn me about what pacifiers had poisons in them like BPAs, Phthalates, and PVCs….

But on the other hand, I can just imagine baby food encrusted on my laptop  as I breast fed and tried to type at the same time, or g-d forbid getting engrossed in a Neiman Marcus online super sale while my toddlers were pulling each other’s hair out….

Fast forward to 2011!

What do you think of this baby food recipe?? Its actually a healthy  recipe for babies who should be enjoying their vegetables. Mint is also said to help toddlers with gassy issues. Why not introduce babies 8 months and older to spices like garlic – minced or powdered,basil, rosemary, dill, oregano, lemon zest, ginger, cinnamon
mint or nutmeg? Of course ask your doctor first, and check out a variety of great baby food cookbooks out there such as this book by Annabel Karmel. Top 100 Baby Purees: 100 Quick and Easy Meals for a Healthy and Happy Baby

If you are a grandma, why not whip up a batch of this gourmet baby food, pour into a sterilized jars, maybe wrap with a little ribbon and drop it off to your daughter or daughter in law’s house?  Here is one healthy baby food recipe to try:

PEA PUREE WITH MINT

Ingredients: Organic Peas {fresh or frozen} + Fresh Mint

Fill a pot with a few inches of water. Place peas in a steamer basket and insert into pot. Bring to a boil. Cover. Steam the peas until tender, about 3 minutes (thawed frozen peas) to 5 minutes (fresh or frozen peas). Remove the basket and allow peas to cool. Reserve the cooking liquid for pureeing. Puree peas and 2 small mint leaves in a food processor until smooth. Thin to desired consistency using reserved liquid.

Kitchen Notes:

Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Or fill ice cube trays with puree, cover and freeze. Transfer cubes to freezer bags. Label and date. Thaw cubes overnight in refrigerator.

Refrigerate up to 3 days

Freeze up to 3 months

From Sissy and Marley Blog

Image by Marco Ricca

 

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How to Make the Best Organic Baby Food From Scratch

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How to Make the Best Organic Baby Food From Scratch

No Comments 12 April 2010

Now that Passover is behind us, its much easier to focus on the babies in our lives.

Choosing to make homemade baby food is a great way to contribute to a baby’s early health. Starting them off on the right foot nutritionally will help set the stage for healthy eating habits in the future. Use fresh, organic produce where possible, and opt for no salt added, preservative free frozen produce where fresh is not available.

Making homemade baby food will allow parents and caregivers to have complete control over what goes into a baby’s meal, leaving no doubt of all-natural ingredients. Remember that making homemade baby food isn’t only nutritious and delicious for baby, it’s a snap to prepare!

There are countless combinations of fruits and vegetables that can be pureed together to make homemade baby food. Once the baby has shown she is tolerant of a certain food, begin to combine this food with other safe foods and offer new flavour combinations.

  • Potato, pea and leek
  • Avocado and banana
  • Plum and pear
  • Mango and banana
  • Apricot, pear, and apple
  • Apple, kiwi and pear
  • Butternut squash apple
  • Quinoa and banana
  • Fruity brown rice
  • Lentil, carrot and sweet potato

Browse below for the most up-to-the minute books and baby food mills. All of the handpicked items below will make a great mother’s day gift for the Jewish mom who wants the BEST for her baby. Order in time for Mother’s day, Sunday, May 9.

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Read more at Suite101: Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Ideas for Making Baby’s First Foods From Scratch

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