Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Home-made Baby Puree

Was on a look out for recipes suitable for Baby FAN that includes formula milk and found these from one of my many cookbook "Healthy Home-made Food for Babies & Toddlers" by Sara Lewis.

Cock-a-Leekie Casserole
  • 50g leek (about 1 middle size leek)
  • 275g potatoes (about 2 medium size potatoes)
  • 115g chicken breast, skinned and boned (about 1 chicken breast)
  • 210ml formula milk
  1. Halve the leek lengthways and rinse under running water to remove any dirt or grit
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into small dice. Rinse the chicken and cut into pieces and thinly slice the leek.
  3. Place the vegetables and chicken in a pan with the milk.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and simmer gently for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are just tender. Puree the mixture until it is completely smooth.
  5. Spoon a little into a bowl, Test the temperature and cool if necessary before giving to the baby. Keep the rest in a container and freeze.
Verdict: Yummy, Baby FAN loves this.

Trout and Courgette Savoury
  • 275g potatoes
  • 175g courgettes (zucchini)
  • 115g trout fillet
  • 210ml formula milk
  1. Peel the potatoes, trim the courgettes and rinse under cold water. Dice the potatoes and cut the courgettes into slices.
  2. Place the vegetables in a pan. Rinse the trout and arrange on top, then pour over the milk. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until the potatoes and fish are cooked.
  3. Life the trout out of the pan and peel off the skin. Break it into pieces with a knife and fork, checking carefully for any bones.
  4. Puree the fish the vegetables and the liquid until smooth.
  5. Spoon a little into a bowl, Test the temperature and cool if necessary before giving to the baby. Keep the rest in a container and freeze.
Verdict: Thought it tasted ok, Baby FAN doesn't love or hate it.

The above 2 recipes, according to the book, is suitable for baby from 6 to 6.5 months. This recipe below is suitable for babies from 7 to 9 months.

Nursery Kedgeree
  • 50g or 1/4 cup long grain rice (I just use normal rice)
  • 25g or 2 tbsp frozen peas
  • 210ml formula milk
  • 90g frozen skinless cod
  • 2 hard-boiled egg yolks
  1. Place the rice, peas, milk and fish in a pan, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked and the rice is soft.
  2. Lift the fish out of the pan and break into pieces with a knife and fork, checking for bones.
  3. Sitr the fish into the rice mixture and add the egg yolks.
  4. Puree the food until the desired consistency.
  5. Spoon a little into a bowl, Test the temperature and cool if necessary before giving to the baby. Keep the rest in a container and freeze.

I have tried out these 3 recipes for Baby FAN and so far, she seems quite ok with it although I think she still prefer my usual porridge.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Hi, relatively new on blog. Yes, these kind of recipe is interesting for the babies. My son never take any traditional cooked porridge since beginning, hence I have to spend the effort to make these non-chinese meal for him. He especially loves those that has cheese added.

Boringtazz said...

Hi Sue, welcome to my blog. Oh, my son also loves cheese and I use to cook a lot of those western meal for him. Maybe I can post some of my son's favourite recipes, keep a look out for it.

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