Author: Sarah from Kids Heart Real Food
When to Introduce: 6+ months (always check with pediatrician)
1/3 cup beet puree (see here for details on pureeing your own baby food)
3 Tbsp of apple puree or applesauce
a sprinkle of cinnamon
1. Mix beet puree with apple puree or applesauce.
2. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Servings: Fills 1 pouch
Stars: Beets contains fiber and potassium and are an excellent source of folate.
Author: Fresh Baby Bites
When to Introduce: 8+ months (always check with pediatrician)
4 florets broccoli
1 tsp. parsley (fresh or dried)
Directions: Place yams on a baking tray and pop them in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees. While yams are roasting, wash some broccoli under cool water. Chop off the stems and cut the florets into small pieces. We like using florets because they produce smoother purees! Steam florets until tender, either in the microwave or on the stovetop with a little water. Check on the yams, take them out once they’re soft enough to pierce with a fork, and let them cool. Peel the yams and then place them along with the florets and parsley in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Servings: Fills 2-3 pouches
Stars: One serving of broccoli has more than a day’s worth of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! Vitamin C helps the body absorb calcium and iron very efficiently making broccoli one of the most nutrient-rich veggies out there and an essential to baby’s diet.
This recipe is for the grown ups out there. Looking for a tasty, high-protein smoothie for those mornings you are rushing out the door? This is great recipe from our friend, Sonia. Enjoy in a glass or fill a few pouches and take it on the go.
Author: Sonia Collins
When to Introduce: This recipe is for adults. Omit the walnuts and protein powder for children 10-12 months (always check with pediatrician).
1 banana - broken into chunks
1/3 cup fresh boysenberries
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder
1/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
Splash of sugar free juice
Directions: Add all ingredients to blender. Tip: if you are not using frozen fruit, add a few ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and enjoy.
Servings: Fills 3-4 pouches
Stars: Greek yogurt is high in protein and low in sugar, making it perfect for smoothies. Bananas are high in potassium.
Author: Chiazor Arah of Sweet Simplicity Natural Baby Foods
When to Introduce: 4+ months (always check with your pediatrician)
Directions: Combine all ingredients and enjoy!
Servings: 1 pouch
Stars: A good source of Vitamin A , folate, and even protein, barley packs a nutritional punch! Pair with the goodness of apples and pears and you've got a well-rounded meal for your little one.
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Author: Little Green Pouch Test Kitchen, Chef Melissa
Inspired by: Scamps Boutique bringing Little Green Pouch to New Zealand!