Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby food that actually tastes good

There aren't very many pureed vegan baby foods that are high in protein (at least not that I can find) and the few that I did get a hold of tasted absolutely gross.  So I decided a few months ago that my best option was to just making it myself.  I never really thought about posting baby food becuase it doesn't seem all that interesting to me, but when my friends saw (and tasted) what I've been feeding Naimah they insisted that I share it with the world.  Here's one that has been a favorite:
1 small red potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 of a small, white-flesh nectarine, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup fresh spinach
1/3 cup lentils
2 1/2 cups water
Pour the water into the bottom saucepan, add lentils and bring to a boil.  Place the potato, nectarine and spinach into the steamer pot and cover with tight fitting lid for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are very soft.
Place steamed veggies into a food processor.  Drain excess water from lentils before adding them. (The leftover water can be used to thin out the puree, and can also be frozen for future use.)  Puree the mixture, adding some of the lentil water until it's like a thick, pea soup kind of consistancy.
Below is a photo of the type of steamer pot I use:

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

For baby food that is pure and tasty, make sure it is always packaged in glass.

check out http://gpi.org/pure

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ok, you're going to think I'm insane, but I STILL love those baby jars of things like apricots or plums.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha thanks for the correction; I changed my post (and gave a shout-out to wonderful you). Being the grammar/English nerd that I am, you'd think I woulda known that!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

P.S. It's so awesome that you proofread documents for a living. I actually think that sounds really interesting/fun. What was your major in college?

Janet said...

Awww thanks for mentioning me CCV! I didn't really have a major, just a heinz 57 mix of general arts, like art history, spanish, psych, etc. Then I totally switched gears and got into travel & tourism, and then switched again to fine art...somehow along the way I learned how to spell and I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up!