This smooth and sweet Apple + Kale Baby Food Puree is a fun and easy way to introduce mighty kale to your little one. Great for 6+ months – Stage 2 Baby Food.

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Apple Kale Baby Food

Kale can be a tough vegetable to introduce into your baby’s diet.

Too much kale in a puree and it can become super bitter 🙊.

Too little kale and you are missing out on essential nutrients.

To find the perfect balance – we are going to steam the apples until just tender and then cook the kale for a super short time to make sure we find the magical combination of kale and apple that baby will love 💚.

REASONS TO LOVE THIS Apple + Kale BABY FOOD PUREE:

  • great baby food for 6+ months
  • stage two puree
  • 2 simple ingredients
  • super smooth and creamy
  • delicious green puree
  • easy to make – less than 15 minutes
  • freezer-friendly
  • budget-friendly
  • homemade
  • healthy
  • organic – can easily (and cheaply) use organic apples and kale 
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Ingredients

Apple – this is the base of the puree. Apple puree is sweet, simple and provides a solid base for almost any puree for baby without it being too watery. Most babies love apple puree so using it as a base for any vegetable combination is a common way to get baby to eat denser vegetables. But don’t count apples out for adding in a ton of nutrition. Apples are loaded with two different kinds of fiber, vitamins C, K and B6, potassium and they are a great source of antioxidants.  These nutrients combined make apples an anti-inflammatory food that helps improve digestion, promotes bone health, aides pulmonary function and helps fight cardiovascular disease.

Kale – mighty kale! The superfood which every adult loves (or hates) to eat. Kale is loaded with vitamins K, A, C and B6, manganese, copper, calcium, iron and folate, just to name a few of its many nutrients. Put all of these together and kale helps support a healthy heart, promotes eye health, and aides in brain development in babies! Kale is truly super food for both you and baby.

How to Make this Baby Food

  • Peel, core and chop apples.
  • Place the apples into a steamer basket, and steam for 8-9 minutes.
  • Add in the kale and steam for 1-2 more minutes or until the kale is just wilted.
  • Place all ingredients into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium-high speed until completely smooth.
  • Serve to baby or freeze for a later meal.

Favorite WAy to Serve this Puree

I like to serve this puree with a big spoonful of plain full-fat yogurt mixed in, because when you are going to serve this many nutrients to baby you might as well go all the way. Go big or go home, is my motto! Plain full-fat yogurt is a great way to add in some healthy fats that are great for brain development, probiotics to promote a healthy gut and calcium for healthy bones and muscles.

Any way you serve this puree, it will be a winner in your little ones eyes (and mouth)!

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Get the recipe: Apple + Kale Baby Food Puree

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This smooth and sweet baby food puree is a fun and easy way to introduce mighty kale to your little one.

Ingredients 

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup kale, roughly chopped

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Place the chopped apples into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and steam for 8-9 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Place the kale over the apples, cover and steam for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the kale is just wilted. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. If your puree is too thick, add in the reserved steamer water, breast milk, formula or water into the blender in 1/4 cup incraments until you achieve your desired texture. I had to use 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water for the puree featured above, but amounts of added liquid will vary with each batch.
  • Serve to baby or freeze for another meal.

Notes

Spice It Up: Feel free to add in 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or all of the above for a spice sensation!
Age: from about 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 18 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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