Add these nutrient-packed puree recipes to favorite kid foods
High in vitamins A and C and fiber. Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 yam, peeled and cut in chunks
3 carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
2 Tbs water
In a pot, cover yam and carrots with cold water. Boil 25 minutes, or until very tender.
Drain and puree in food processor with water until completely smooth (no telltale chunks!), 1 minute. If necessary, add up to 1 tablespoon water to make puree smoother.
For super-healthy favorite kid meals, add the orange puree to:
High in fiber, protein and iron. Makes 1 cup
One 15-oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tbs water
Pulse cannellini beans and water in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute. Puree should be the consistency of peanut butter. If necessary, add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until there are no bean flecks visible.
For super-healthy favorite kid meals
, add the white puree to:
High in vitamins A, C and E, calcium and flavonoids. Makes 2 1/2 cups
Two 10-oz packages frozen spinach
1 1/2 cups blueberries (if frozen, puree)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbs water
Put spinach in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 6 to 7 minutes. Drain.
Puree spinach, blueberries, lemon juice and water in a food processor until smooth, 1 minute. If necessary, add 1 tablespoon water to make puree smoother.
For super-healthy favorite kid meals, add the purple puree to:
Note: You can double recipes. Store extra in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, or free 1/2 cup portions in zip-close bags or plastic containers.