Monday, January 2, 2017

Peaches and Quinoa Baby Food Blend

The look of baby food SUCCESS!
The world of baby food has me working with a lot of unusual combinations but my little man LOVES some of them! Tonight I decided to pair one of my favorite grains (quinoa) with peaches. This recipe makes a very smooth baby food with little to no clumps. If your child can take more chunky foods, skip step 6 and just combine your quinoa and peach mixtures.

Before getting started on any baby food recipe, I stick my little dude in his high chair and give him something to play with. I think it's important for him to see mommy cooking healthy goodies for him. Tonight his toy was actually an appetizer! I placed a frozen peach into the Boon Pulp Silicone Feeder and he went to town!


Baby Bullet - milling blade, blending blade, small container (2)
Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer
baby spoon - I love the NUK Gerber Graduate Rest Easy Spoons

1/2 cup frozen peach slices
1/4 cup dry quinoa - I used red quinoa
3-4 oz pumped breast milk or mixed formula

1. Fill the base of the Baby Bullet Turbo steamer with 1 cup of water. Place one of the slotted steam trays onto the steamer. Drop your peach slices into the 2 steam trays and place on top of the slotted steam tray. Cover with the vent lid and set to 3. Let the steamer run for the entire 3 cycle.

 2.While the peaches steam, start on your quinoa. Add the quinoa to a one of the small Baby Bullet containers and attach the milling blade.

3. Mill the quinoa for 20 seconds, check to see if it is smooth, if not pulse for an additional 5-10 seconds

4. Take 2 tablespoons of the milled quinoa and mix with 1-2oz of breast milk or formula (more or less based on how thick you want the quinoa to be). Place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until completely mixed. Set aside.

5. Take the second small container and add the steamed peaches and remaining breast milk or formula. Close tightly with blending blade. Blend for 20 seconds or until the peaches are completely smooth (see spoon photo).

6. Pour out the peaches into an airtight storage container leaving about 2-3 tablespoons in the blending container. Add the cooked quinoa mixture to the peaches and blend for 10 seconds.

7. Serve warm (from the blender) or chilled!
Looks like mustard, taste like peach sorbet!

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