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Look At Me! I'm Makin' Baby Food!

chicken stewMy baby may not be a champion sleeper, like Monica’s Henry, but my baby’s mama is Martha Friggin Stewart, Okay??

So after yesterday’s post, I decided I was going to concentrate on feeding Fuzz 3 meals of solids today. For breakfast, he had some oatmeal and apple sauce. For lunch he had an egg yolk (mixed with breastmilk) 2 ounces of sweet potatoes from my homemade freezer stash and more apple sauce. For dinner, he had 3 or 4 ounces of this amazing stew I made! He loooved it!! I found the recipe in a book I’ve had for two years but NEVER USED. I’m SO all over this book! This recipe was really easy, and actually good for everyone in the family. Read on to see…

I made it for the three bigger people.

Then, I took a portion of it and pureed in the blender.

blended baby food

Then, I froze the extra in these cute baby cubes.

baby cubes

Ok, so I’m not even close to Martha, I’m like .01% Martha after she hadn’t slept for 8 1/2 months.  But she’d be proud, I know she would.

This dish was seriously easy, but I will mention: The book says the prep time is 5 minutes, which is a bit unrealistic considering you have to peel and chop an onion and a sweet potato, cut up chicken, and peel grapes. Anyone who can do that in five minutes is…well…not me. Even if you don’t have to deal with a needy baby, it seems challenging.

I also added spinach because I’m crazy like that.  Also, some poultry spices (sage, tarragon, marjoram) made it more flavorful. I used a low salt chicken broth but added some sea salt to the whole thing at the end. The result was straight-up yum and healthy, too. For the big people, we ate it over quinoa.

Can’t wait to make another one! I think I need more freezer cubes.

Who’s with me? Do you make your own baby food? I will still use jars when I’m in a time crunch but this was actually easy and fun!

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