Apple + Kale Baby Food Puree
This smooth and sweet baby food puree is a fun and easy way to introduce mighty kale to your little one.
Servings: 18 ounces
- 4 apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup kale, roughly chopped
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.
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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