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Recipe : Baby’s First Meals

March 17, 2016

As a work at home mom (WAHM), one of my parenting goals is to make sure my baby eats freshly cooked healthy food all the time.  Though there were times when I have settled for organic baby cereal from Healthy Options and some Tofu Steak from our favourite Japanese restaurant, I’m proud to say that 90% of the time, my baby eats freshly cooked healthy food from scratch, all made with love by none other than her momma. 🙂

Preparing baby food takes a lot of time and effort.  If you encounter a mental block and can’t think of anything to cook, just relax, sit down for a minute, and just think of veggies.  You can never go wrong with fresh vegetables.  They are rich in fiber and nutrients and they are good for your baby.  Just a tip: Always make sure to taste your dishes before serving them.  They might be too salty or too peppery.  Babies have more sensitive taste buds so you’re always safer on the bland side. Moreover, always make sure the ingredients you use are fresh and clean.  No worms please!

Sharing with you three of my favourite recipes for my little one.  They are all my recipes and I didn’t copy them from anywhere.  Even the names are unique! Haha!

1) Tomato Cream Delight

I discovered my baby’s love for Tomato Soup by accident.  It was when hubby and I craved for Yellow Cab one time.  I usually order their creamy tomato soup with the pizza.  Then baby started asking for the soup I was eating.  To my surprise, she almost finished my soup!  So I decided to make my own version and she loves it. 🙂

Ingredients:

2 Tbsps. of Olive Oil

4-5 cloves of garlic (depends on size), chopped

1 small white onion, diced

3-4 medium organic tomatoes, chopped

1 small can of crushed and peeled tomatoes

1 tetra pack of Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup mineral water

Some Fresh basil

A bit of sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

1/2 cup of whole milk

Procedure:

  1. Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil.  Add fresh tomatoes and then the canned tomatoes.
  2. Add some basil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let it simmer.
  3. Add tomato sauce and water. Add a bit more salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and let it boil.
  4. Add the milk and mix well.  Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

 

2) Summer Sunshine

I call this my Summer Sunshine because of the pretty sunny colours of the main ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsps. of Olive Oil

4-5 cloves of garlic (depends on size), chopped

1 small white onion, chopped

1 small  or medium organic carrot, peeled and chopped

1 small or medium Korean/Taiwanese Sweet Potato (the light yellow ones, peeled and chopped

1 medium organic tomato, chopped

1 small broccoli, pre-blanched, get the flowers only and chop

1 medium sized chicken breast fillet, steamed for 5 minutes, chopped into smaller pieces

200mL of fresh chicken broth or you can use the low sodium chicken broth from Healthy Options

Fresh parsley, washed and diced

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil.  Add fresh tomatoes.
  2. Add the carrots and sweet potatoes to the sautee.
  3. Add the broccoli and the chicken.
  4. Add some parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer.
  5. Add chicken broth. Add a bit more salt and pepper. Mix well and let it boil.

 

3) The Power Meal

I call this the power meal because it’s packed with all the healthy things I could think of.  It’s basically almost all the ingredients combined with added yummy flavour.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsps. of Olive Oil

5 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 small white onion, chopped

1 medium organic carrot, peeled and chopped

1 medium Korean/Taiwanese Sweet Potato (the light yellow ones, peeled and chopped

1 medium organic tomato, chopped

1 small broccoli, pre-blanched, get the flowers only and chop

1 cup of Spinach puree (organic spinach leaves boiled and pureed in a blender or food processor)

1 cup of Corn puree (fresh or canned corn pureed in a blender or food processor)

1 medium sized chicken breast fillet, steamed for 5 minutes, chopped into smaller pieces

Fresh parsley and fresh cilantro, washed and diced

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil.  Add fresh tomatoes.
  2. Add the carrots and sweet potatoes to the sautee.
  3. Add the broccoli and the chicken.
  4. Add some parsley, cilantro, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer.
  5. Add the spinach puree. Mix well and let it boil.
  6. Add the corn puree. Mix well and let it boil.

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There you have it!  Three healthy and yummy recipes for your little ones!

I really wish I took photos of all my recipes.  You can appreciate them better when there are visuals.  But I’m just always “in the zone” when I’m in my kitchen.  I also don’t keep my phone or camera hanging around while I cook for safety reasons.  I promise to update this post and add photos. 🙂

Hope these recipes help unleash the inner chefs in you so you can create more delicious and nutritious meals for your kiddos! Share some with me if you have more!

Happy cooking! 🙂

 

 

Kitchen-happy WAHM,

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