Mommy Katie: Bėaba’s Top Five Fall Recipes Just for Babies

Friday, September 8, 2017

Bėaba’s Top Five Fall Recipes Just for Babies

Baby food can be a surprisingly complicated subject, especially for new parents. Take the mystery out of baby’s daily food choices with the help of BabyCook baby food cooker from Bėaba. Bėaba is a popular French company that provides design-driven infant care solutions for every family. The BabyCook steam cooker provides rapid, thorough preparation for a surprising variety of foods, which allows parents to prepare delicious meals with a delectable selection of whole foods with a soft texture perfect for growing infants.

Raising Healthy Eaters Does Not Have to Be a Battle


All parents want their children to grow up happy and healthy. The right dietary choices can help make this possible. Introducing children to a wide variety of foods early in life helps develop their taste for the many solid foods you enjoy as a family.

Steaming vegetables is a great way to encourage children to explore the flavors and textures of many common cooking ingredients. Introducing foods like broccoli, peas, carrots, and avocados early on provides growing kids with a well-rounded diet and a healthy nutritional sense. You can pave the way to great childhood nutrition and argument-free mealtimes by making a wide variety of foods available at this key moment in life.

 

Save Time and Money By Making Baby Food at Home


Making your own baby food at home is not only a shortcut to great nutrition, it also saves families over $1,500 at the grocery store. Commercial baby foods may contain additives and artificial ingredients that simply are not necessary part of a growing child’s diet. Shopping for top quality foods can get expensive very quickly. Sidestep the entire matter by bringing home a BabyCook of your very own. As you will discover, this steamer is perfect for preparing foods for the whole family. Use the BabyCook to steam favorites such as:

·         Chicken
·         Fish
·         Pork
·         Carrots
·         Sweet potatoes
·         Russet potatoes
·         Parsnips

Steam locks in flavor without adding fat; it is an easy and hassle-free way to prepare all kinds of delicious foods. With BabyCook, no pre-baking is ever required; you save lots of time compared to steam cooking with other systems. When preparing baby food, simply remove the steamed ingredients from BabyCook, blend to the desired consistency, and serve.

We have prepared some simple and low-fuss recipes to show you just how simple and fun it is to use BabyCook to make great fall recipes.

Simple Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes


Broccoli has an interesting texture that many babies love; the natural sweetness of the sweet potato gives this recipe a well-rounded taste and nutrition.

Ingredients

1 head broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 lb. sweet potatoes, cut into small pieces
1 – 2 Tbsp. of water
Dash of salt (optional)

Begin by prepping the vegetables and then placing them in BabyCook’s steam cook chamber; fill the water compartment according to the unit’s directions. Once steaming has finished, carefully remove the vegetables from the unit and place them in your blender. Add the salt (if using) and begin blending. Add the water to achieve desired consistency. Store any leftovers in baby food storage containers for up to a week.

Kabocha and Delicata Squash


Kabocha is a soft gourd vegetable sometimes called a Japanese pumpkin. It is naturally sweet and the thin skin is entirely edible (although you may wish to peel it before using it in this recipe). Delicata squash is also naturally very soft and cooks quickly. If you are preparing it for older members of the family, a bit of Chinese five spice blend is the perfect addition to this dish.

Ingredients

1 small kabocha (or half a large kabocha), seeds removed, cut into slices
1 – 2 delicata squash (depending on size), seeds removed, cut into slices
1 – 2 Tbsp. of water
Dash of salt (optional)

Wash both vegetables thoroughly; peeling them is not necessary because both skins are very thin and can be blended but not all children like the texture of unpeeled vegetables. Cut into the squash and kabocha to remove seeds. Slice vegetables into chunks small enough to fit easily into the BabyCook’s steaming chamber. Prepare the unit as normal and let it steam cook the vegetables. Remove the finished squash gently and place into a blender along with any desired salt. Blend until smooth; serve warm or at room temperature. Leftovers can be kept up to a week in the refrigerator.

Perfectly Steamed Peas


Peas are a late summer/early fall treat that steam cook very easily. Babies love the smooth texture; parents love the healthy nutrition of this fresh humble pulse. Frozen peas can be used in this recipe but try for fresh if you can get them.

2 cups of fresh shelled peas
¼ cup of water
Dash of salt (optional)

Set up BabyCook according to instructions. Place shelled, washed peas in steam chamber. Allow peas to steam, then remove them and place them in your blender along with salt, if using. Blend peas, adding water a tablespoon at a time until peas reach desired consistency.

Pureed Yams


This simple recipe uses a traditional fall favorite – the yam. Experiment with Japanese yams or purple sweet potatoes.

1 – 2 yams
¼ cup of water
Dash of salt (optional)

Wash and peel the yams, then chop into small chunks. Place the chunks into the steam chamber of the BabyCook, then steam according to directions. Once the yams are finished steaming, place them in a blender with salt (if using). Add water to yams a tablespoon at a time to achieve the desired results.

Blended Apples and Winter Squash


Apples are a delicious and nutrition meal choice for babies just experiencing solid foods. Combine with winter squash of any variety for a perfect combination.

1 cup red or yellow apples (cubed)
3 cups squash (peeled and cubed)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Dash of salt (optional)

Prepare the BabyCook steam cooker according to directions and place apples and squash in the steam chamber. Fill the water chamber according to directions and set BabyCook to steam. Once the fruit and squash are finished steaming, remove from BabyCook and place them in a blender with any cinnamon and salt you are using. Blend to desired consistency and serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Store any leftovers in refrigerator for up to a week.




3 comments:

jjmon2012 said...

WOW these sound like they would be so good for the baby. But my niece works long hours on her feet and weekend at a 2nd job. No energy or time to make this.

Maryann D. said...

I would love to have had BabyCook for my children when they were babies. These recipes sound healthy and so good for babies.
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Christina Almond said...

I love these! Really easy and nutritious! Making your own baby food is the way to go!