Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree
This Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree is a rich and savory meal that can be served either smooth or chunky depending on your baby’s stage. Loaded with fiber, protein, beta-carotene, antioxidants, potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid. Great for Stage 2 or 3 Baby Food!
I feel like I am still in state of shock, where I know that facts but for some reason, they just can’t make their way into my brain yet. The news is not even brand new, but it stays and sits and waits for me to slowly catch up. Slowly I will. Slowly…
We are having another GIRL!
We found out over 2 weeks ago and I still cannot process this information. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited, beyond excited. I was just completely convinced that this little one in my belly would be a boy, based primarily on the fact that both of my pregnancy’s have been so different. Day and Night. Girl and Boy. See my very scientific theory that I have here?
Turns out that I was wrong. Very wrong.
It’s another girl. A GIRL! Now, I have no doubts that this little babe is going to be unpredictable for the rest of her life. It’s cool. I like having being off balanced, challenged, surprised, on my toes.
So, I have to ask. Did you know what you where going to have before you found out? Was it a surprise in a good way?
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Get the recipe: Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree
- 7 small-medium carrots, peel and roughly chop
- 1 cup cherries, fresh or frozen (pitted)
- 1/2 cup millet
- 1 cup water
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
- In a small saucepan, pour in the millet and toast over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Add in the water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Take the saucepan off of the heat and let sit for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place the carrots and cherries on the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the over, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. The cherries will let out a little water but this won't effect the outcome of the puree. Let cool slightly.
- Transfer the carrots and cherries to a blender or food processor.
- For Stage 2 Puree – turn on the blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on high or until you have reached your perferred consistency, adding water in 1/4 cups if needed. I had to add 1 cup of water to the puree above. Add in the cooked millet and puree until smooth.
- For Stage 3 Puree – pulse the blender in 10 second increments until carrots and cherries are just mixed. Add in the millet and pulse again in 10 second increments until everything is just mixed and chunky. You may need to add in additonal water in 1/4 cup increments.