Second Baby Food: Carrots and Broccoli

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MISSBERNIE 6

"This is a great combination for growing babies (6-9 months or older). You can mix up the veggies with what's in season or what you have around the house. I like to use green beans instead of broccoli sometimes. I make sure I label my zip-top bag with the date I made it! Make some on a free night to use for a few weeks!"

Ingredients 2 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 22 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 22 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.9g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots and broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place carrots, broccoli, breast milk, and water in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps.
  3. Spread carrot-broccoli mixture into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until solid, 2 to 3 hours. Transfer frozen cubes to a resealable plastic bag and store in the freezer.
  4. To serve, heat cubes in the microwave until warm but not hot, about 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute formula or water for the breast milk.
  • Store frozen cubes in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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risrmc
10/22/2014

I would give it 5 stars because the carrots give it a sweet flavor that most babies like. However, 20 minutes is about half the time it takes for carrots to soften. Where as broccoli does not take as long as carrots to soften. I would not steam these together again. Do carrots and then broccoli and then blend them together.