Home Made Baby Food… Good for Baby and the Planet

My Blogging friend Jessica at And Then There Were More was looking for guest bloggers as she prepared to give birth I jumped at the chance to help a fellow blogger out. Check out my post there about homemade baby food it is green (no packaging, natural, fresh, and cheap).

Please stop by her blog and give her some kind words of support she had a very difficult and complicated birth that almost cost both of them their lives but they are both doing VERY well. I am sure she would love to hear from you.

In a few months Jessica’s daughter Natalie will be ready to solid food so here is two baby food recipes my kids love.

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Awesome Lentils
1/2 small onion or 1/4 cut of finely chopped leeks
1 cup of carrots chopped
1 tbsp of vegetable oil or butter
1/4 cup of split red lentils
1 3/4 cups of sweet potato peeled and chopped
1 3/4 cups of of chicken stock (or water or vegetable stock)

Saute the onions and carrots in the oil until soft. Add the lentils and sweet potato and add broth. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree in the food processor. This recipe freezes well and is HUGE favorite here

SPSP (Sweet Potato, Spinach and Peas)
1 1/4 tbsp of butter
3/4 cup of leeks finely chopped
1 sweet potato peeled and chopped
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of frozen peas
3 cups of fresh baby spinach (wash and remove stalks)

Melt butter and saute leeks in saucepan until leeks soften. Add the sweet potato and add water. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes. Add peas and spinach and cook for 3 minutes (the spinach reduces in size significantly). Puree in food processor. This also freezes very well.

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