Baby Food

New Parent Feeding Guide Stage One

Catherine McCord, model, actress and mom of two, shares her favorite recipes for babies up to nine months.
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Banana Molasses Oatmeal Mash

(Makes 1 Baby Serving)

1/2 Banana
3 Tbsp Oatmeal Cereal
1/2 Tsp Molasses
2 Tbsp Water

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork to
combine.
2. Serve.

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Persimmon Puree

(Makes 4 Serving)

2 Persimmons

1. Peel the skin off the persimmons and cut into cubes.
2. Place the cut persimmon into a food processor and puree until smooth.
3. Serve.

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Apple Sauce

(6 Baby Servings)

2 Apples, peeled and chopped into large chunks
1/8 Tsp Cinnamon

1. Place apples in a steamer pot over boiling water.
2. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Place apples and cinnamon in a food processor and puree until smooth.
4. Cool and serve.

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Butternut Squash Puree

(12-20 baby servings -depending on the size of the squash- freeze over 1/2 of the puree)

1 Butternut Squash
 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cut squash in half from top to bottom and remove seeds.
3. Place both sides of squash on a cookie sheet covered with foil (for easier cleanup).
4. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.
5. With a spoon, scrape out soft pulp into a food processor.
6. Puree until smooth.
7. Cool and serve.

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Blue Mash

(Makes 12 Baby Servings, freeze 1/2)

2 Medium Blue Potatoes, peeled
1 Cup Purple Cauliflower Florets
2 Tbsp Water or Rice Milk (I use the water remaining under the steamer pot)

1. Add the potatoes to the steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 4 minutes.
2. Add the cauliflower and continue to steam 4 more minutes.
3. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.
4. Cool and serve.

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Broccoli & Cauliflower Puree

(12 Baby Servings, freeze 1/2)

1 Cup Broccoli, florets and stem pieces peeled
1 Cup Cauliflower, florets and stem pieces peeled

1. Put vegetables in a steamer pot over boiling water.
2. Steam for 5 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Put vegetables in a food processor and puree until smooth.
4. Cool and serve.

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Carrot & Cauliflower Puree

(10 Baby Servings, freeze 1/2)

15 Baby Carrots
1 1/2 Cups Cauliflower, cut into florets

1. Wash the vegetables and put them in a steamer basket over boiling water.
2. Steam for 6 minutes or until fork tender.
3. In a food processor, puree using some of the cooking water to thin the puree.
4. Cool and serve.

Find more kid-friendly, quick and nutritious recipes from Catherine McCord at Weelicious.com.