i mentioned in this post that i have been making claire’s baby food at home! it has been so much easier than i thought it would be because i make it in bulk and then freeze in ~ one ounce portions using this baby food tray. however, you could definitely use just a regular ice tray!
a few weeks ago, i adapted a recipe from baby foode to make a spinach and apple puree.
gather your ingredients
3 large handfuls of fresh spinach
1/2 c water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/8 tsp cloves
next, wash and peel apples. i used some apples my mother in law had hand picked from a local orchard, but any organic red apple should work!
add all ingredients to a medium sauce pan and cook, covered, over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
next, add 2-3 big handfuls of spinach and cook until it wilts slightly.
remove from heat and cool slightly before pulsing to desired consistency, using a food processor or blender. and yes, those are my halloween decorations in the back 😉
store in an airtight container in fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months. when i store in the fridge or send food for claire to eat at school, i like using the 4 ounce mason jars. they’re the perfect size for her right now and can go seamlessly from freezer to fridge to microwave. just remember – when microwaving baby food, heating slowly and stirring frequently is your friend! don’t want any hot spots to burn your LO’s mouth 😉
claire absolutely LOVED this combination! the apples are spiced just enough and the spinach adds so many good nutrients for your baby! iron, fiber, manganese, copper, calcium, and tons of antioxidants and vitamins!
have you tried making your own baby food? what combo’s has your LO enjoyed? share below!