Author: Wholesome Mommy
When to Introduce: 12+ months (8-10 months without honey) Always check with your pediatrician.
4 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
1 roasted beet
1 TBSP local honey (optional)
Start by roasting a bunch of beets as follows: preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut green tops off of beets and reserve for another recipe. Wash and dry the beets. Place beets on a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold the foil over or add a second piece on top and roll the sides to form a packet. Place the packet onto a cookie sheet and pop into the oven. Cooking times will vary on how big your beets are but generally they take around 30 minutes to an hour. You can check them periodically by poking them with a fork. They'll be soft when they are done.
Once the beets are done, peel them with a paring knife or you might even be able to rub the skins off with your fingers.. they'll just slip right off.
While the beets are roasting, you can cook the apples. Place the chopped apples in a sauce pan with about a cup of water. Let the apples simmer until they are very tender. Time will depend on the type of apple you use. If you use a firm apple such as Fuji, they'll take around 10 minutes. If needed, add more water to get them tender.
Once the apples are tender, drain apples and place in the blender along with 1 roasted/peeled beet. You may need to add a few table spoons of water to get it to the right consistency. Add only a little at a time - you can always add more, but you can't take it away!
Once the apple beet sauce is a nice smooth consistency, use a spoon, or funnel to fill your Little Green Pouches. This will make enough to fill 3 or 4 pouches.
NOTE: If you want to sweeten it up, add a tablespoon of local honey. The mixture is naturally sweet on its own and the honey isn't really necessary, but you/your children may prefer it. Skip the honey if your children are under 1 year of age.
Servings: Fills 3-4 pouches
Stars: Beets contain a wonderful amount of calcium, potassium and even vitamin A.
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