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Homemade Baby Food

 Photo by Tabitha Blue (freshmommyblog.com)

Photo by Tabitha Blue (freshmommyblog.com)

Imperfect is committed to cultivating the next generation of healthy eaters and getting kids excited about cooking. Our friend Tabitha Blue, of freshmommyblog.com, created a delicious selection of baby food recipes that focus on fresh produce, vibrant colors, and optimal nutrition. She generously shared four recipes with us that turn common Imperfect ingredients into wholesome and healthy baby food. For the record, these tasty purées are so good that adults will enjoy them too! 

Ingredients for all 4 Recipes

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 apple, peeled
  • 1 pear, peeled
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pineapple, sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled
  • Kale, 1 cup
  • Spinach, 1 cup
  • Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • Cinnamon, a dash

Instructions

  • Sweet potato apple and cinnamon: Steam peeled apple. Place the sweet potato in the microwave until cooked through and fork soft, then cut in half and scoop the meat of the sweet potato into blender. Add the steamed apple, a little cinnamon and water as needed. Blend until smooth.
  • Spinach, peas, and pears:  Peel the pear and steam. Steam the spinach. Cook peas according to package directions. Mix all in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Banana, avocado, and pineapple: Place peeled raw banana, avocado, sliced pineapple and cup of yogurt in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Mango, kale, and apple: Peel and steam mango and apple. Steam kale. Place in blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe variations and notes

There are lots of Imperfect ingredients that are great in baby food, so get creative and experiment with your favorites. You can sneak in tons of nutrients in the form of kale, spinach, and avocados when you pair them with the right fruits. Just keep in mind that highly acidic fruits like citrus or pineapple can be harsh on infant digestion. If you need inspiration, try browsing the baby food aisle at the store, seeing what ingredients commonly go together, and then try adding them to your next Imperfect box. 

 Photo by Tabitha Blue (freshmommyblog.com)

Photo by Tabitha Blue (freshmommyblog.com)