I’m back with a recipe!
Only this time it’s for little people.
Baby food has been the number one requested topic on here for quite some time. Seems like you guys are very curious as to what I am feeding this chunky boy! This recipe is for you. We started solids pretty early with Grayson, around 4.5 months, and he’s always been really into it. I’m not shocked, obviously, because Adam and I love food more than anyone I know. Anyway, it’s been super fun to introduce new flavors and foods and see what he likes best! We do a combination of baby led weaning and purees. Grayson eats three baby food “meals” a day and loves them!
Even though all the ingredients in this recipe have been deemed safe for babies 6 months and up by our pediatrician, you should always check with your doctor first before starting solids with your baby.
I love making Grayson’s food. Hopefully this post will inspire you to do the same for your little ones! It’s so satisfying feeding them something you have cooked or grown yourself. I love making simple purees with all sorts of veggies and fruits and also protein-packed purees like this one! They all go right into the freezer, either in my handy dandy infantino squeeze pouches (best baby purchase ever!!!) or an ice cube tray. When it comes time to feed Grayson, I either just pop one of the pouches to defrost in the fridge overnight or place in a bowl of warm water.
This recipe is a yummy blend of chicken, squash, broccoli, coconut milk and spices. Add salt and enjoy it yourself before you puree it up for your baby! It’s really yummy, if I do say so myself.
Someone else thought so, too!
Y’all, his hair is CRAZY.
I love it so much.
He gobbled it right up! I love that I have a good eater on my hands!
So, again, to store this you can scoop the puree into an ice cube tray…
Just pop out individual frozen cubes when you need them.
Or in squeeze pouches! I just love the infantino squeeze station. I got it as a baby gift and it’s been so handy. A baby food maker? Not so much. I much prefer just using my vitamix to make purees. I haven’t had good luck at all with any baby food maker on the market.
As you can see, I do still keep pretty busy in the kitchen…
Chicken with Kabocha Squash and Broccoli
yields about four 3.5oz servings
1 chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/2 kabocha squash, peeled, seeded and diced
10 small florets broccoli
1 small shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup vegetable stock or water
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Heat the butter in a large skillet or pot over medium high heat. Once melted, add the chicken and saute until not pink anymore inside – about six minutes.
Add the garlic and shallot to the chicken and saute for 1 more minute. Add the squash, broccoli, coconut milk, stock and cumin. Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until veggies are very soft — about 15 or 20 minutes.
When veggies are tender, transfer mixture carefully to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You may add additional coconut milk, stock, water or breast milk to make puree your ideal thickness.
Transfer puree into squeeze bags or an ice cube tray to store in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge overnight or in a bowl of warm water. Never defrost in the microwave.