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Turn Baby Food To Toddler Friendly Recipes

 

Little jars of baby food serve up big nutrition. You can keep serving up that nutrition well into your child's toddler years by transforming baby food into delicious, fun, nutrient-filled toddler or family foods. Add baby food to familiar recipes, or creating some recipes of your own. Either way, healthy baby foods can shape your child's diet for many more years. For example---a couple of jars of pureed baby applesauce can be added to whole grain muffin batter to make moist morning treats. Pureed winter squash, mixed with savory ingredients and some milk, will become a warm, rich soup. Here are some specific ideas and recipes to keep baby food in your toddler's "big kid" diet:

 

Creamy Carrot Soup:

     1 cup water

    1 medium potato, peeled and diced

    ¬º chopped onion

    1 pat of butter

    2 jars Earth's Best 2nd Foods Carrots

    1 cup Earth's Best Kidz 2% Reduced Fat Milk

 

Sauté the onion in the butter. Add water and potato. Cover and bring to a boil, cooking until tender, about 15 minutes. Purée the mixture in a blender or food processor. Return to the pan. Add the carrot purée and the milk. Heat slowly on low heat. Season as desired with ginger, cinnamon, or dill.

 

Banana Bread Sticks:

    1 ¬æ cup Arrowhead Mills Organic Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour

    2 tsp. baking powder

    ¬Ω tsp. baking soda

    ¬º tsp. Salt

    ¬º cup brown sugar

    ¬Ω cup Spectrum Canola Oil

    2 beaten eggs

    2 jars Earth's Best 2nd Foods Bananas