Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce

Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce

DISCLAIMER: The mama who created this recipe has twins and was hoping to make meals to freeze. Feel free to consider adjusting the recipe accordingly, depending on how much you hope to make.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey

6 sweet potatoes

cinnamon

small jar of Whole Cranberry sauce (if you can find fresh or frozen cranberries that would be ideal, but I couldn’t so I just bought the one that had the least amount of sodium on the shelf.)

Directions:

Poke potatoes 10 -15 times each with a fork. Microwave 3 potatoes at a time for 12 minutes. Put on a plate to cool. Cut in half longways and scrape the meat into a blender or food processor. Add a little water and puree until smooth (you could also just do a quick mash if your baby can handle a little more texture). Add cinnamon to taste. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Brown the turkey. Meanwhile, puree the jar of cranberry sauce and a little water. Add cranberry sauce to the bowl. When the turkey is cooked, puree it to desired consistency adding water to thin it out. Add turkey to the bowl and stir ingredients together.

From LeAnn

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Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Squash Macaroni and Cheese

DISCLAIMER: The mama who created this recipe has twins and was hoping to make meals to freeze. Feel free to consider adjusting the recipe accordingly, depending on how much you hope to make.

Ingredients:

1 lb small pasta like ditalini or pastina

1 large squash (butternut works well, but you can use whatever is fresh)

1 1/2 (approximately) cups of mild cheddar shredded

Directions:

Peel the squash and cut into cubes. Steam until very soft ( I swear by Ziploc steam bags for the microwave – they are awesome!). Boil the pasta a few minutes past the cook time so it is overdone. Drain (do not rinse). Put the pasta back in the pot (not over heat) and add the cheese. You can add a spoonful of greek yogurt or a splash of breastmilk, formula, or any other kind of milk (depending on how old your baby is) to make it creamier.

If desired, Puree to desired consistency in blender or food processor and add water to thin it out if necessary.

From LeAnn

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Cranberry (or Blueberry) Apple Plum Purée & Sauce

Cranberry (or Blueberry) Apple Plum Purée & Sauce

for babies 8 to 10 months of age
8 months + due to spices, cranberries and blueberries

Ingredients: 
1 peeled, cored, diced apple
2 handfuls of fresh cranberries or blueberries
2 peeled, pitted and diced plums
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla

Add all fruits and water to a medium saucepan
Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat
Turn to simmer and check frequently so as not to run out of water.
Add more water if needed and simmer for approx. 20 minutes or until all fruit is soft and tender and cranberries have popped

Allow to cool and then blend or puree as needed for your baby’s preferences – Add to cereals, yogurt or even drizzle sauce over meat puree or meat dices.

Submitted by Keri D.

Puree Combos

Fruit + Fruit

  • Banana + Avocado
  • Blueberry + Peaches
  • Blueberry + Banana (thickens up the blueberry)
  • Blueberry + Apple
  • Peach + Apple
  • Peach + Pear

Fruit + Veggie

  • Pear + Parsnip
  • Blueberry Beet (poops will be interesting)
  • Apple + Sweet Potato
  • Pears + Sweet Potato
  • Apple + Butternut squash
  • Carrot + Peas + Green beans + Pears
  • Pumpkin + Blueberry
  • Pumpkin + Peach
  • Pumpkin + Apple

Veggie + Veggie

  • Carrot + Sweet Potato + Spinach ( A definite favorite)

 

Even More

The Basics

Here’s a starter list!

And basic recipes on how to cook them can be found here.

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Blueberry
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cranberry
  • Grapes
  • Green Beans
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini