We are very excited because today we are getting our first Organics Live organic fruit and vegetable box delivered to our home. I decided to look up some healthy baby food recipes that will use some of the contents of our box. I was looking for recipes that are unique, have lots of variety, and are really healthy.
Here are the contents of our first box:
- Black Kale
- Lettuce – Green Leaf
- Apples – Red Delicious
- Tomatoes – Vine
- Kiwi (1 Lb. Clam)
- Mushrooms- Sliced
I’ve done a lot of research into baby food recipe books and I decided not to buy one because of a few things. Most of the books I have found use recipes that include fruit juice – babies don’t need that extra sugar. I also don’t like how most baby cookbooks include the overly simple recipes like pears mixed with water – I can figure that out on my own. This is a controversial topic but I also do not want recipes that include a lot of grains and starches. Therefore, I looked around online and compiled a bunch of recipes that I believe will work great for us and I can use them with our Organics Live boxes. Below are the recipes that I found for this box in particular.
HEALTHY BABY FOOD KALE BASE
Using 2 bunches of kale, remove the leaves and wash well. Add the leaves to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain reserving about a 1/2 cup of the liquid. Add the kale to the blender and about 1/4- 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid. Puree until smooth. Add kale puree to a baby freezer tray (ice cube tray works too) and cover. Freeze in for 2 hours and then remove cubes and store in a freezer safe container properly labelled.
TROPICAL KALE (BRAIN BUILDING, IMMUNITY BOOSTING, BONE STRENGTHENING)
- 1 cube or Tbsp. kale puree
- 1/4 mashed ripe mashed banana
- 1 tablespoon mashed avocado
Combine all ingredients until well blended
MANGO AND SWEET POTATO SURPRISE
- 1 medium, cooked sweet potato
- 1 mango, peeled and pitted
- pinch cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut milk (optional)
Mash the cooked sweet potato.
Either puree or finely chop the mango and stir into the sweet potato, along with a good pinch of cinnamon.
At this point, we like to add coconut milk – it gives a wonderful flavour! But it’s not essential if you don’t have any to hand.
Serve warm or cold.
PUMPKIN, BANANA ‘CADO
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
- 1 avocado, peeled seeded & diced
- 1 ripe peach – peeled, pitted & diced
Step 1: Combine all foods (steam peach together if need be) and mash or puree if needed.
KIWI SUPER BABY GREENS
- 1 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled)
- 1/2 cup broccoli
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- Steam the broccoli until soft and tender and reserve steaming liquid.
Combine steamed broccoli with kiwi fruit and spinach. Puree until desired consistency. Add reserved liquid to thin out the puree if needed.
I am so excited to try these recipes for my little munchkin. I will keep you updated on how he likes them. Give these a try and comment on whether or not you liked them. If you have any healthy baby food recipes let us know! Check out more of our recipes here.