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5 Healthy and Delicious Wintery Food Recipes for Baby

Are you looking for wintery recipes to warm up baby or to create a special menu for your little one to enjoy alongside friends and family?

It can be fun to try a new twist on baby’s favorite foods, and your little one will enjoy the variety.

Recipes for baby often center on familiar foods that are easy on the palate, and it’s always a good idea to branch out slowly as you learn your baby’s likes and dislikes. Many recipes call for pureeing ingredients to create a texture and consistency that is easy to swallow. Make life easier by using One Step Baby Food Maker Complete to cut down on prep work and cooking time. This amazing tool steams and blends food in a push of a button!

Here are some popular choices for baby recipes to craft a meal that the smallest member of your family will love.

Souper Star: Carrot Ginger Soup

For a winter recipe that will warm your baby’s tummy and tickle the taste buds, whip up a batch of Carrot Ginger soup.

This tasty recipe for baby uses carrots and a dash of fresh ginger to create a soup that is full of nutrients, and good for digestive health.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Ingredients:

1 lb carrots, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
1 to 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger (start with 1tbsp and increase to taste)
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup whole milk or light cream
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until tender and translucent.
  3. Add carrots and ginger to the pan and stir.
  4. Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Then, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 1 cup of broth, and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Then, remove cover and bring to a boil.
  6. Remove from heat and blend with One Step Baby Food Maker.
  7. Before serving, add milk and stir, then add parsley.

Main Event: Brown Rice Turkey & Peach Stew

Make your baby a main course that combines a popular protein with the tangy, sweet tastes of peaches in this simple stew recipe for baby. It’s easy to prepare, especially if turkey is already on the dinner menu for the rest of the family!

Brown Rice Turkey & Peach Stew

Ingredients:

½ cup of cooked, chopped boneless turkey meat

¼ cup of cooked brown rice

1 ripe peach, peeled and steamed

1 tbs milk

2 tsp wheat germ

1 tbs of juice – peach, white grape, or apple (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in One Step Baby Food Maker, food processor bowl, or blender.
  2. Puree and serve.

Very Veggie: Baby Green Bean Casserole

Who doesn’t love the creamy taste of green bean casserole?

Give your little one a taste with this easy “casserole” mash-up recipe.

Baby Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:

1 cup green beans, steamed

1 cup cooked brown rice

½ cup of water, formula, or milk

¼ tsp dried sage

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in One Step Baby Food Maker, food processor bowl, or blender.
  2. Puree and serve.

Recipe Note: For babies just transitioning to solid foods, be sure to strain out any stringy green bean remnants.

First Spinach with White Yams

Spinach is full of vitamins and can serve as a good backdrop to a variety of other flavors – in this case, to seasonal winter yams. Blend up this green puree and serve alongside a tasty meal like Brown Rice Turkey & Peach Stew.

First Spinach with White Yams

Ingredients:

½ pound of fresh spinach, washed and stems removed

½ pound of yam (white, if available), peeled and diced

1 ½ cups water or low-sodium vegetable stock

Directions:

  1. Place yams and water or stock in large pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach and cook until spinach and yams are tender.
  3. Cool mixture and place in One Step Baby Food Maker, blender, or food processor to puree.

Recipe Note: White yams are harder to find, but make for a beautifully green puree. Orange yams will yield the same tasty results, though.

Sweeter Selections: Apple Pear Butter

No list of recipes for baby would be complete without a sweet finish, like this easy-to-prepare apple butter using seasonal pears.

Apple Pear Butter

Ingredients:

1 apple (sweet varieties like pink lady or gala are a good choice), peeled and cut into cubes

1 ripe pear

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Steam apple in One Step Baby Food Maker or other steamer (and pear, if it isn’t ripe and soft).
  2. Combine apple, pear, and cinnamon in One Step Baby Food Maker, food processor, or blender.
  3. Puree and serve.

Recipes for Baby to Warm Up to All Winter Long

Expanding your baby’s menu to include winter favorites may be your favorite part of the season. As you find new tastes and textures that your baby loves, you can feel good about serving up a meal that will help your little one grow and thrive.

Which of these recipes for baby are you most excited to try?

Grab your One Step Baby Food Maker and whip up a new meal tonight!

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