It’s that time people! We have come to the last post in the “Organics Gone Affordable” series. I thought it would be proper to end the series of first time baby foods with a blend. Especially since my next batch of baby food and blog posts will contain recipes for yummy blends of 2-3 different veggies and/or fruits!
It’s important to make eating a fun experience for your little one. It’s my hope that by exposing Penelope to all sorts of foods she will grow up wanting to try different things, and hopefully will not be too finicky of an eater. Without further ado, I present to you ….
Apple / Pear Sauce
- Pick out 1-2 good looking pears and apples. (I chose Gala and Bartletts for their sweetness factors)
- Peel all the pears and apples
- Core the pears and apples (either with a coring utensil or by cutting them into slices and cutting out the core.)
- Chop them up into chunks
- Fill the bottom of your steamer with 2-3″ of water. Place all the chopped fruit into the steamer basket. Steam fruit for 10 minutes or until tender.
- transfer fruit into your food processor.
- Blend, adding reserved water, until your puree is the consistency you are looking for. (you may have to add little to no water since apples and pears are both so juicy)
- Fill an ice cube tray with your puree, cover with plastic wrap and freeze.
- Once frozen, remove them from the tray, label a freezer bag with the date and title and keep them in the freezer for up to one month.
Good To Know: Blends are a fun way to keep mealtime interesting for your little one….however, make sure that you have already ruled out allergies on all items but one in the blend. This way if there is a reaction from a blend, you are able to point the finger at that particular fruit or veggie as the culprit!
I hope this series has made the task of homemade baby food a little less daunting for you. I can’t wait until the next time when I can focus on blends and perhaps even adding a bit of pizazz (ie cinnamon and other spices!…after clearing it with the pediatrician first, of course!)