Monthly Archives: September 2014

Watermelon and strawberry puree

I fell prey to the fancy Le Petit Miam baby yoghurt packaging and bought 6 pouches before I realised how much sugar was packed into those babies. So I decided from that point that any yoghurt flavouring bubba consumes in the early stages of her life would be homemade. I now buy Greek yoghurt and pop some fruit puree into the mix. I haven’t titled this post ‘Baby Food’ because it’s actually a fab healthy option for the rest of the family too!

Strawberries are super cheap at the moment, but the problem is that most of them really aren’t that sweet. So I chucked in an eighth of a watermelon too so it wouldn’t be as sour. The resulting mixture is quite runny, but works well with a good thick Greek yoghurt.

Ingredients

1 punnet strawberries, washed, leaves removed
An eighth of a watermelon, skin removed, cut into chunks (any more than this and the mixture gets a bit too runny.

Method
– Throw fruit into your TMX bowl.
– Whizz for 3 seconds/speed 6.
– Pop into individual serve containers and freeze until use (I use $2 ice cube trays from K-Mart!)

IMG_1481.JPG

Advertisements
Tagged , ,

Baby food – broccoli puree

Whaddaya know, bub ADORES broccoli! Which is fab, since it’s pretty cheap right now. I do give her one course of broccoli followed by something sweet and smooth (apple or pear) so that she has textures and flavours from opposite ends of the spectrum.

Ingredient
A head of broccoli, fat stem chopped off, cut into florets

Method
– Pop florets into TMX bowl, and chop for 5 secs/speed 5
– Scrape sides down, and cook for 12 mins/100 degrees/speed 1.
– Check that broccoli is cooked through (i.e. soft but not collapsing). Cook a little bit longer if needed.
– Blend for 8 secs/speed 8.
– Done! Because the texture will still be a bit coarse, you may want to add a splash of cool boiled water when serving to bub. I did this to start off with, but don’t need to anymore.

IMG_1429.JPG

Tagged , , ,