Please consult your child's pediatrician before attempting to give your child any form of solid food.

Please make sure to exercise the "4 day rule" when giving your child a new food.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tropical Chicken and Brown Rice

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Age: 6m+

1/2 cup (Brown/or Jasmine) Rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup papaya cubes
1/4 cup mango cubes
1 or 2 boneless chicken breasts
pinch of ginger and nutmeg if desired

1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a medium saucepan.
2. Cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until rice is soft, fragrant and a bit soupy.
3. Take out the chicken breast(s) and cut into small pieces, transfer back to saucepan
3. Add more water if needed and stir frequently to stop sticking to the pot and add more milk or water if necessary.
4. Cook an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is done
Once the mixture is fully cooked, allow to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer to a blender or food processor. Puree or chop as needed for your baby's age and texture requirements. This makes a great finger food meal for older babies and toddlers alike.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Papaya Mash

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Age: 6m+

1 fully ripened papaya

1. Peel and de-seed a fully ripened papaya
2. Mash or puree as needed for your baby's preference

You may wish to steam papaya chunks for a bit to soften them and enable easier digestion.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Apple Swirl Cake - GREAT Birthday Cake

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Age: 1 year (due to orange juice)

2 cup apples
3 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (can substitute apple sauce)
4 eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt

Peel, core, and chop apples into small pieces. Mix together with 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

In large bowl, combine sugar and cooking oil; beat. Add eggs, orange juice, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Beat until smooth. Pour one third batter into greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan alternating with one half apple mixture. Repeat.
End with layer of batter on top. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar if desired or lightly frost with cream cheese frosting.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pea CousCous

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Age: 6m+

1 cup organic low-sodium chicken stock
2 tsp. olive oil
¾ cup dry couscous
¼ cup peas

In small pot, add chicken stock, olive oil, peas and bring to boil. Turn off heat, add couscous. Let sit for 6 minutes. Fluff couscous mixture and puree to desired texture. *leave whole for older, more mature, babies.*

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bananas Foster

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Age: 6m+

1 whole banana, ripened
½ tsp. vanilla powder
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 - 4 Tbsp. breast milk or formula

Add  banana, vanilla powder and cinnamon into food processor and blend until smooth. Add milk little by little until creamy texture has been achieved.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mangos & More

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Age: 6m+


1 ripe mango
1 ripe banana

Blend both ingredients in a food processor until desired consistency is achieved. You may add formula, breast milk or water, if needed.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Appocado Sauce

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Age: 6m+

1 avocado, pitted
1/2 cup applesauce

Mash the avocado in a small bowl. Mix in the applesauce and serve.