Category Archives: Homemade Baby food

Chickpea, Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree (Baby)

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The only fun part of having to deal with a cleft palate.. making more and more purees! I’m glad she enjoy every kind that I make her. She’s such a sweetheart. Axel is full of life, always smilling and when she look at me with her bright eyes, my heart is melting 🙂 I’m never saying it enough… I love my kids, they are my whole world!

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Servings

3 cups

( 9 servings of 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

* 1 cup cooked chickpeas

* 2 large carrots

* 1 large sweet potato

* Water

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Directions

* Wash and peel the veggies.

* Steam cook the veggies until they are tender. (I don’t like to boil veggies, I’m always steam cooking them.)

*  Put everything in the food processor. Reduce in puree.

* You can add a small amount of fresh water to adjust the texture of the puree.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.

Spinach Breakfast Puree (Baby)

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Yesterday Axel went in the spa for the first time ( 7 1/2 months old), at first she wasn’t sure.. but after few minutes oh man it was fun! haha! (don’t worry, the water is warm not hot, it’s just that we wanted to start with that before the big and way more cooler swimming pool) Awww I love her so much, I love to watch her being happy. To see your kids happy is the greatest feeling ever, because you know you’re doing the right thing.

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Servings

1 1/2 cups

( 3 servings of 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

* 2 cups (packed) baby spinach

* 1 ripe avocado

* 1 medium size ripe mango

* Water

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Directions

* Steam cook the spinach for 1-2 minutes, just enough to make him soft.

* Peel and core the mango and the avocado.

* Put everything in the food processor. Reduce in puree.

* You can add a small amount of fresh water to adjust the texture of the puree.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.

Carrot, Bell Pepper & Red Quinoa Puree (Baby)

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I love quinoa and both of my older kids love it and loved it when they were babies.. so now it’s Axel’s turn to try it! Yeah!

Quinoa is great for her (and for everyone too), it’s packed with proteins (complete), iron and fiber.

It’s so fun to see kids discover new tastes and new textures.. awwww and they are growing so fast! Soon they will all be cook by themselves, haha! Seriously, Dalie who will turn 4 1/2 in August is always wanting to help, she is so intense that she now knows by heart a cookie recipe, hehe! She’s my girl 😉

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Servings

2 cups

( 6 servings of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 2 medium size carrots

* 1 red bell pepper

* 1/4 uncooked red quinoa

* Water

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Directions

* Cook the Quinoa.

* Wash the veggies and peel the carrots.

* Steam cook the carrots until they are almost tender, then add the bell pepper, continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.

* Put everything in the food processor. Reduce in puree.

* You can add a small amount of fresh water to adjust the texture of the puree.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.

Spinach and Apple Puree (Baby)

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Who turned 7 months old this week? Little sweetheart Axel! 😀 It’s crazy how they grow fast, it seem like it was yesterday that I hold her for the first time.. and it’s even more intense when I think of Dalie and Auguste.. time is going by soooooo fast! Next year Dalie will start school!!! School!!!!

I know, I know, she still eat smooth purees at 7 months old, but she only gets her surgery for her cleft palate around 1 year old, until then she can onyl eat smooth purees and ”chew” on very ripe fruits (with me by her side) or on hard veggies. Can’t wait to see her discover everything!

She’s a big spinach fan and this puree is in her top favorites (with kale, tofu and avocado).

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Servings

1 1/3 cups

(4 servings of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 3 small/medium apples

* 2 cups fresh baby spinach

(I used organic)

* Water

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Directions

* Wash the spinach and the apple. Peel the apple and remove the core.

* Steam cook the apple for 3-4 minutes, then add the spinach for another minute.

* Put everything in the food processor. Reduce in puree.

* You can add a small amount of fresh water to adjust the texture of the puree.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.

Kale, Edamame and Pea Pure (Baby)

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Since Axel was born with a cleft palate and that she will have a surgery in few months, she can only eat purees. I try my best to make her taste everything, to make her experiment with textures, but it’s not that easy.. she cannot have too much texture otherwise it’s all going in her big hole on her palate and everything go bak outside from the nose. Recently, I tried giving her whole very ripe fruits like a banana, a pear, a peach, and hard raw veggies like cabbage, carrot since at soon 7 months old (June 28) she have 5 teeth, hehe. She likes that but I really have to keep my eyes on her.

Today I tried something new for her, well no, two new things.. edamame and kale. Since she’s a big spinach fan I guessed she would like kale too and she did (haha like her mom 😀 ) She’s funny, she love to watch me cook, well, I’m carying her with my mexican woven wrap so she’s seing everything that I’m doing. For now her favorites are kale, spinach, tofu, peas, cherries, banana and avocado. they say what you eat while pregnant will make a difference for your baby’s own tastes.. it’s kind of true in my case, wellllll maybe not with my big girl Dalie.. she’s a really intense picky eater (but I think autism have a thing to do in all that) but big boy Auguste and little miss Axel really love what I love!

Like I always says, Kale is awesome! It’s a source of calcium, iron and plenty of vitamins. Edamame is a source of protein, fiber and iron and peas.. they give that mix a little sweet taste and they are packed with vitamin K (useful for your blood).

When I was pregnant with Dalie, the nutritionist told me that each day babies and kids should eat at least one thing dark green (or green, but the important thing is that the flesh is green too, not like a green apple.. the inside is white) and one thing orange to make sure to have essentials vitamins.

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Servings

2 cups

(6 servings of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 4 cups kale

* 2/3 cup edamame

* 1 1/2 cups green peas

* water

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Directions

* Wash the kale and remove the core.

* Steam cook the peas and kale for 3-4 minutes or until they are tender. (I prefer steam cooking over boiling, the veggies are keeping more of their vitamins that way)

* Cook the edamame in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.

* Put everything in the food processor. Reduce in puree.

* You can add a small amount of fresh water to adjust the texture of the puree.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.

Creamy Pumpkin Risotto (Vegan & for babies)

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Awwww today my big boy Auguste turned 7 months old. I can’t believe that is already 7 months!!! Where did the time went!?! Kids are growing so fast, it’s just crazy! In 3 months my big girl will turn 3!

Auguste have a tooth! Yay! hahaha! And I noticed this morning that another one was starting to show.. hehe he’s so adorable! Still eating like an ogre, teething doesn’t affect him a bit (like his sis back in the days). This risotto was a big hit, after all it’s only things he likes.. tofu.. rice.. pumpkin… nothing can go wrong with that combination! 😀

I’m excited.. in 4 days I’ll be able to do a pregnancy test to see if my first fertility round for baby 3 worked.. send me good vibes!!!

Servings

5 servings (of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 1 cup pumpkin puree (I used my homemade Cinderella pumpkin puree)

* 1/2 cup uncooked arborio rice

* 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth

(If you use the commercial one, make sure there is not a lot of salt in it. Usually I use homemade and sometimes an organic brand with no salt)

* 1/3 cup silken tofu

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Directions

* In a pot, bring to boil over medium heat the vegetable broth and the rice. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often.

* During that time, put your silken tofu in a food processor and blend until it’s super smooth.

* When the rice is cooked, add the tofu and mix. You will see it will be super creamy.

* Add the pumpkin puree and mix. remove from heat then serve or freeze.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months

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White Kidney Bean Meal (for babies)

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Since Big boy Auguste is eating meal that are not smooth purees anymore, I try to make him taste everything! Like I did with his big sister Dalie.

Like his sis, he’s a big fan of beans, and like I thought, he liked that meal.. a lot. And it’s okay like that, there is only good things for him in that!

Kale is awesome. It’s an excellent source of vitamins such as A and C, also magnesium, calcium, iron.. It’s a super food! (I’m a big fan of kale myself) and what to say about beans.. like always they are an excellent source of proteins. It’s good for your baby and yourself!

Servings

3 servings (of 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

*  1 cup cooked white kidney beans

* 1/2 cup cooked rice

* 1 cup kale

* 1 tomato ( around 1/2 cup), chopped

* Water (if needed)

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Directions

* Wash the veggies.

* Steam cook the kale for about 3-4 minutes.

* Put the kale, tomato, rice and beans in a food processor. Mix. You can add some water to adjust the texture if you want to.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months

Broccoli, Spinach & Tofu Baby Puree

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Big boy Auguste still loves to eat EVERYTHING!!! He wants to try everything is see. When we eat he always want a bite. the other day he even ate some of my curry. Awww! big boy is growing so fast. Like I previously said, I don’t like smooth puree anymore, he wants some texture! I made him oatmeal (with dates and raisins) and he loved it!!

Soon enough he will be eating like us. 🙂

It’s funny because the food he likes the most are all… GREEN! Green beans, spinach, peas, broccoli, green zucchini, sweet peas, kiwi… and like his sis, he’s a big fan of tofu and beans.

Spinach is not only a good source of iron like everybody thinks, it’s also a good source of plenty of vitamins like vit C, vit A.. It’s also a good source of fiber and zinc. Broccoli is a good source of calcium, vitamins and even proteins! And well no need to explain why tofu is good, hehe! It’s an awesome protein source.

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Servings

3 servings (of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

*  1 1/2 cups broccoli florets and/or stems

* 2 cups packed baby spinach (I love organic spinach)

* 1/2 cup (around 90g) silken tofu

* water (if needed)

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Directions

* Wash the veggies then cut the broccoli.

* Steam cook the broccoli for about 5-6 minutes or until they are almost done. Add the spinach and continue cooking for 1 minute. (I prefer steam cooking over regular boiling water)

* Put the veggies and the tofu in a food processor. Mix. You can add some water to adjust the texture if you want to. (You can use the one you steam cooked with)

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months

Romano Beans & Broccoli Baby Puree

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Big boy turned 6 months old on Oct 17, still can’t believe my kids are growing that fast! (My big girl will turn 3 years old in less than 4 months, the next thing I’ll know she will be starting school!) I love them so much!they are my everything! Each time they smile, they laugh, they giggle, I know for sure I’m doing a great job 🙂

I started the other day a new round of fertility treatments to get pregnant with a 3rd child, hope it will work as fast as when I did it for Auguste. Wish me luck!

He’s eating like an ogre, he is always hungry and love everything! I gave him some kiwi and WOW it was spot on with his tastes, he love kiwis.. A  LOT! He doesn’t eat meat, only tofu, beans and few times white fish. My girl is the same she don’t like meat, only tofu, beans (she’s a big fan of both) and fish. Now he eats tiny pieces of food like bread, ripe fruits, steamed veggies, baby cookies…

Beans are always a big hit with my kids! Beans are a good source of iron, proteins and many vitamins, they are cheap, you have tons of varieties, you can find them everywhere.. awwwwww I’m a big bean fan myself, hahaha!

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Servings

6 servings (of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 1 medium size broccoli

* 1 cup cooked Romano beans

* water (if needed)

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Directions

* Wash and cut the broccoli.

* Steam cook the broccoli for about 5-7minutes or until they are tender. (I prefer steam cooking over regular boiling water)

* Put them in the food processor with the cooked beans. Mix. You can add some water to adjust the texture if you want to.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months

Strawberry Puree

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Here’s another basic puree…

During summer in Quebec, there is nothing better than fresh strawberries! Not that the one from USA during the rest of the year are not good, but yeah our strawberries are just super awesome and delicious, hehe! I know we’re almost in October, not in summer anymore, but I’m a bit late on posting all the things I wanna post, haha! With the moving, the trip to see the whales, taking care of the house, the kids, the cooking, enjoying the spa, hahaha! I’m still looking for more time to work on my blog.

Making puree with strawberries is a little tough.. they kind of become almost a juice, but it’s ok, I mixed the puree with some cereals before giving it to my big boy.

Strawberries are is a good source of Folate, Potassium, and fibers.

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Servings

6 servings (of 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

* 3 cups fresh strawberries (I used our famous Quebec’s strawberries)

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Directions

* Wash and cut the leaves of all the strawberries.

* Steam cook the strawberries for about 30sec-1min, just to give them all the same texture. (I prefer steam cooking over regular boiling water) You can totally skip this step if the strawberries are very ripe. I did it even if they were, just to make sure the texture was even.

* Put them in the food processor. Mix. Some people will make sure there is no little seeds left, but I don’t care, I use my ninja food processor and there was no more seeds in the puree!

* No need to add water in this puree, it’s already really smooth. Here it’s way to smooth for my boy, so I mixed strawberries and cereals for breakfast.

* An effective method of preservation is freezing. The ice cube trays are very useful, inexpensive and reusable as many times as we wish. Simply place the puree in the trays to freeze it and once it is frozen, removed from the mold and put the cubes in a freezer container. Don’t forget to write the date on it. you can keep it for at least 3 months.