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    Default Baby Food Recipes!

    I thought I would start a new thread. Here are a few baby food recipes:



    Carrots & Rice Puree

    2 tb Brown rice, uncooked
    6 Carrots, scrubbed and chopped in small pieces
    1 1/3 c Water (or broth or leftover cooking liquid from cooking vegetables)
    1 teaspoon butter (optional)


    ***From "Baby's First Helpings" by Chris Casson Madden ISBN:0-385-19143-X***

    A nutritious, smooth dish with a bit of texture for older infants.

    Place rice and carrots in a saucepan with the water and cover. Simmer until the water is absorbed--about 30 to 40 minutes. When cool enough to handle, puree in blender or food processor with butter until smooth. Refrigerate, or freeze leftovers in ice cube tray.

    **Makes 1-1/2 cups**

    I will continue to add more as I find them

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    Cailin

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    Default Heinz Club Recipes

    These recipes I recieved in my latest Heinz Club email

    Hi–Iron Muesli Cookies

    Suitable from 9 Months
    These cookies are handy to have in the cupboard for a little extra nutritious snack.


    1 cup HEINZ Muesli & Apple Cereal
    1 cup plain flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 dessertspoons (30g) margarine
    1 cup HEINZ Pear Juice or milk


    Method
    Sift flour and baking powder, rub in margarine to resemble breadcrumbs. Add Muesli and liquids. Mix to a soft dough. Place heaped teaspoonfuls on a lightly greased tray. Lightly flatten with a fork dipped into flour (to prevent sticking).

    Bake at 180oC until light brown.

    Place on a cake cooler. Store in an airtight tin or freeze.



    Hi-Iron Baby Biscuits

    Suitable from 9 Months

    These biscuits are handy to have in the cupboard for a little extra nutritious snack.

    1 cup HEINZ Iron Enriched Cereal – any variety Red Label
    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup HEINZ Pear or Apple Juice


    Method
    Sift Flour and then add cereal. Mix to a dough with juice, knead and roll out to 6mm (1/4 inch) thick. Cut into biscuit shapes and bake at 180oC until light brown.

    Place on a cake cooler. Store in an airtight tin or freeze.

    ***These biscuits should be quite hard to encourage biting and chewing.***


    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Default Pureed Vegetables

    1 Potato, cooked and chopped
    1 Carrot, scrubbed and chopped
    1/2 Zucchini, scrubbed, peeled
    -and chopped
    1/2 Celery stalk, scrubbed and
    -chopped (or onion)
    Optional: chicken wing meat, cooked, skinned, all bones removed


    ***From "Baby's First Helpings" by Chris Casson Madden ISBN: 0-385-19143-X***



    Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer until all ingredients are tender.

    Put in blender or food processor with a little of the liquid to facilitate blending. Remove and serve or freeze in ice-cube tray.

    If you're traveling, you can always put this in a wide-holed Thermos and serve whenever you need it.

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    -----Australian Baby and Toddler Meals by Robin Barker------


    Baked Pear Custard

    2 baby serves - suitable for babies 6-9mths

    (cooked egg white in custard should be fine for most babies of this age. If you are concerned, seperate the yolk from the white of the egg.)

    1/2 cup pear puree
    1/2 cup milk
    1 large egg

    1. Preheat oven to 180c and grease a small ovenproof dish.
    2. Spoon the pear puree into the bottom of the dish
    3. Beat together the milk and egg and pour over the pear puree.
    4. Stand in a small roasting tin with hot water halfway up the dish and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until set.


    Grandma Dot's Baked Apple Custard

    1-2 baby serves - Suitable for babies 6-9mths

    1 cup apple puree
    1 cup milk
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavouring essence
    1 egg

    1. Preheat oven to 180c
    2. Mix the apple puree with the milk, sugar and vanilla flavouring essence
    3. Beat the egg well and stir into the mixture.
    4. Pour into a greased oven proof dish.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes or until set.
    6. May be served hot or cold.

    Variation - substitute apple puree for mashed banana and add another egg yolk to the egg for more nourishment.

    Love

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    PUMPKIN & CHICK PEAS

    200gm pumpkin chopped
    1/4 cup chick peas
    1 cup water

    drain & rinse chick peas. Put all ingredients into a saucepan & boil for 15-20 minutes. Drain half the fluid out & mash or puree. Store in fridge 2-3 days or freeze.

    Makes 2 baby portions.

    ( I double the recipe )

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    POTATO AND SPINACH

    1 lg potato cubed
    1 handful spinach
    1 cup water

    wash spinach well... pop it all into a pot & boil for 15 minutes... puree or mash (you may want to drain some of the water out but I find that it takes most of the nutrients out so I just add some rice cereal to make it thicker...)

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    I got a new book the other day, but I lent it to kel So I'll have to post some of those recipes when I get a chance.

    Just a tip too, when you make the iceblocks, transfer them to a snap lock bag or plastic container (its what we do with ice cubes) that way not only can you use your ice cube trays again but you can make more before you runn out that way you have a variety in the freezer.

    *hugs*
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    just a little thing I just did... I bought a pack of frozen veges with broccoli, carrot, cauliflower and beans and boiled some up & froze them, it so easy for weeks where you dont have as much time, and yet they dont have any additives so they aren't that bad!

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    VEGIE SOUP

    1 tbl Vegetable Oil
    1 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup diced sweet potato
    2 1/2 cups diced potato
    1/2 cup diced carrot
    1 415g can tomato puree
    750ml chicken or vegetable stock
    1/2 cup water

    Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion until translucent. Stir in the vegetables, tomato puree and half the stock. Simmer until the vegies are soft. Puree and return to heat, adding the remaining stock and water. Bring to the boil and serve.

    Suitable for freezing.

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    Hi,
    Here is a really simple one. Its good for bub AND mum!! I ordered it while away in Noosa and they asked if I wanted it for my baby?? I didn't have a baby, I had asked for it for me, but it makes sense, I realised after. It was on a smoothy menu.

    Blend:
    Avocado
    pear

    when smooth, eat!! I had it in a smoothy cup and used a spoon. It was soooo delicious. fabulous from 6 months for bubs too. Use as much of each ingredient as you like.! O

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    Here's a recipe for soup that my 18 month old nephew loves. I'd give it to a 9 months plus.
    Roast Vegie Soup
    Roast a whole lot of vegies in the oven , pumpkin, potato, zuchinni, garlic, carrot, onion and whatever else you'd like.
    Blend with a bit of vegie or chicken stock and serve.
    REALLY delicious, he and I sit there and eat it together!!
    It's also extremely easy and obvious, but I'd always made vegie soup with boiled vege until a Friend suggested this. It is SO much yummier!!
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    hmmm, they all sound yummy, and it is nice to see that there are some people who don't rely on preserved proccessed food for the precious bubs, it isn't that hard to cookup a bunch and freeze it. My mother always used home cooked food for us as bubs, and there was 4 of us.

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    oh Matilda LOVED this... new one as I've started to slowly introduce some dairy and eggs into her diet....

    100gm spinach (I use frozen LOL! Otherwise I guess a good handfull)
    1/3 cup ricotta cheese
    1 egg

    I sprayed olive oil onto muffin tins and baked in the oven for 15 minutes and then let cool & froze in 1/2's.... Matilda loved it.

    We are struggling getting anything with chunks or bits in it but she's okay with this when spooned in, YAY!

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    Default Help

    Started Will off on Vegies first ,as so he wouldn't get into the sweet stuff eg:fruits, but from the word go and first meal, he gagged, and he was starving at 5mths so I had no choice but to feed him, as boob wasnt sufficient enough. But now he wont have the vegies and believe me Ive persisted every day, and wasted food every day, please suggest something to help me with vegies? PS Ive done separate ones potatoes one day then pumkin the next, sprouts, zucchini, you name it ive tried, what can i do??????? :-k

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    Have you tried adding other things to the vegetables, like grated cheese or some rice? That would give it a little bit of a different flavour. At the moment I'm having the opposite problem....Jacob is going great guns with his vegies, but is on some kind of fruit protest LOL!!

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    How is he with rice cereal? I tried Matilda on vege's & she would spit them straight out but for a week I did mostly rice cereal with bits of vege's & she did okay and I slowly weaned out the rice cereal, now vege's are fantastic!

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    We have had the same problem with Hudson, and what we found worked best was to steam chunks of veg and cut up into bite size pieces and let him feed himself (not sure if your bub is at this stage yet though). He is such an independant boy that he just didn't want us to feed them to him. he also seems to prefer chunks to munch on rather than purees or mash :smt102, and gags on any lumps in spoon fed food, but if fine with the bite size pieces! Go figure. That worked really well for a while, but now I am finding he is getting bored with that too, so I'm trying to think of a new way to give him vegies. Tried the grated cheese and veg mash last night but wouldn't have a bar of it, and I know it's not an issue of taste. Does anyone have any recipes for some kind of grated vegie muffin or slice? Thought we'd give that a go if I can work out how to make it lol!

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    I think I've got a recipe for some kind of carrot muffin kind of thing somewhere......but I think it has egg in it (even though they are for babies).

    I'll see what I can find.....

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