I am all about making Turner amazing food! He is such a foodie already! I’ve been making all of these great concoctions that I’ve wanted to share but haven’t had time to photograph! His absolute favorite is kale, apple, and carrot puree with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. I threw in a little barley last night and he gobbled it up!
He’s been eating a lot of the same veggies lately, because I usually give him what’s in season. Today, I wanted to create a new combo. I already had some organic granny smith apples and corn from our farm share that I needed to use. We took a trip to Whole Foods to see what looked good! We found some nice sweet potatoes that I thought would pair perfectly! He’s had all of these separately, but not in one puree. So home we went to steam away!
I know it seems daunting to make homemade baby food. But, if you make a HUGE batch over the weekend, you have baby food for the week! When I make a big batch, I keep about 3 days worth in the fridge and then freeze the rest in these baby food trays. Each cube is about 1 oz. I pop a few out into a tupperware overnight to defrost in the fridge. That way, I have a few more servings ready to go!
When I make a big batch of food like this, I throw everything into my giant steamer basket and then into my Vitamix.
It makes cooking things like this a lot easier! The main difference between the vitamix and other blenders is the tamper (big black thing used to smash everything down). I use it to mash all the food down while it’s blending so that everything gets incorporated. It’s definitely expensive, but it’s worth the investment! Hope your little ones enjoy!
Sweet Potato, Corn & Apple Puree
Yields 4 to 5 cups (depending on size of potatoes)
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 ears corn,shucked and cut off the cob
2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Fill a large steamer pot with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. In the meantime, peel and chop the veggies and fruit. Place all of the pieces in the steamer basket. Cover and let boil for 20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Pour the cooked veggies, fruit, and cinnamon into a large blender (I used a vitamix), and blend until you reach your desired consistency. If you want a thin purée, use a bit of the steaming liquid to thin it out.If you are not using a vitamix, you will want to stop every so often to scrape down the sides of the blender. Hope your munchkin enjoys!
*Remember to introduce one new fruit or vegetable at a time for at least 3 days to ensure that there are no allergies.