Beet-Apple-Carrot Puree (Oatmeal Topper)

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 Cup – Carrots or Parsnips

1 – Apple

2 – Large Beets from the 17.6 oz. package Gefen Organic Beets

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel the carrots and cut them into bite size pieces. Roast until soft, about 30 minutes or until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Cut the beets into smaller pieces and throw them in the blender. *You can also use fresh beets. I was doing this when I first started making baby food but I feel like they never got very soft no matter how I cooked them. They also take more time to prep and can stain things easily. Trust me, try the packaged ones – you can thank me later!

* You can also roast all of the fruit to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl over the oatmeal and let your little one enjoy!
  • If you have extra fruit puree, you can freeze it and thaw it out for them to enjoy simply as is.
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes: Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

Apple-Pear-Blueberry Puree (Oatmeal Topper)

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 – Apple

1 – Pear

½ Cup – Fresh or frozen blueberries

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel and core the apples and pears. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Check over the blueberries for stems and remove them. If you started with frozen blueberries, thaw them. Now, go ahead and throw them in the blender with everything else.

Step 2: Blend

Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl over the oatmeal and let your little one enjoy!
  • If you have extra fruit puree, you can freeze it and thaw it out for them to enjoy simply as is.
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes: Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

Caramelized Plum & Honey Puree (Oatmeal Topper)

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Loghan’s Rating:

3 – Plums

1 TBSP – Honey

*Ask your pediatrician about recommendations on what age to give your LO Honey.

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel and seed the plums. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on low-medium heat. Add the honey, mix and let them cook down until they are soft and caramelized. This might take a little while, but it’s worth it. Once they’re done, toss them in the blender.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl over the oatmeal and let your little one enjoy!
  • If you have extra fruit puree, you can freeze it and thaw it out for them to enjoy simply as is.
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes: Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

Apple-Banana Puree (Oatmeal Topper)

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Loghan’s Rating:

2 – Apples

2 – Bananas

¼ Tsp. – Cinnamon (optional)

*Transition oats recipe posted below

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel and core the apples. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Peel the bananas and tear or cut them into smaller pieces. Throw them in the blender.
  • Add the cinnamon to the blender if you decided to use it.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl over the oatmeal and let your little one enjoy!
  • If you have extra fruit puree, you can freeze it and thaw it out for them to enjoy simply as is.
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes: Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

Transition Oats

Transition Oats

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.

Oatmeal is one of my easy, go-to breakfast meals. When I first started making oatmeal for Loghan I used Gerber DHA & Probiotic Oatmeal (Single Grain Cereal) but you can pick whichever tickles your fancy. Once she was ready for something more chewy I started making transition oats. If your baby isn’t ready for transition oats you can make this recipe using only the single grain cereal.

Transition Oats

2 ½ Cups – Baby Ground Oats

1 Cup – Oatmeal

3 Cups – Unsweetened Cashew Milk or Vanilla flavored

*You can also substitute regular milk, almond milk or whatever you LO drinks.

Optional Ingredients

½ TBSP – Flax Meal

½ TBSP – Chia Meal

¼ TSP – Cinnamon

The finished product…with strawberry banana topping!

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together and put in the fridge overnight. The next day, use your Oxo tot freezer trays and fill each mold ¾ of the way full. I put a spoonful in each one and then press it into the mold with my finger. I then use the tip of the spoon to take any extra out to make room for the fruit topping puree of your choosing. Spoon the topping into each portion on top of the oatmeal. Once froze, you can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months

You can search my blog recipes for yummy fruit topping recipes!

Kiwi-Spinach-Pear-Chickpea Puree

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Loghan’s Rating:

3 – Kiwis

1 Cup – Uncooked Spinach Leaves

3 – Pears

¼ Cup – Chickpeas

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel the kiwis, cut them into pieces and place them in the blender.
  • Measure out them spinach and put it in the blender. If you prefer, you can also cook the spinach first.
  • Peel and core the apples and pears. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Cook the chickpeas according to package direction. I buy the can chickpeas because they are easier and less time consuming.

* You can also roast all of the fruit (minus the raisins) to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl and let your little one enjoy!
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Notes:

I’m not going to lie, this is not one of Loghan’s favorites but she did eat it. Don’t forget, it takes about seven times for you LO to decide whether they like something. If they still don’t like it after the first couple times, try it again after a few days and maybe only thaw out one – one ounce cube at a time. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Beet-Apple-Carrot Puree

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 Cup – Carrots or Parsnips

2 – Apples

I – 17.6 oz. package Gefen Organic Beets

1 – Can Chickpeas (optional)

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel the carrots and cut them into bite size pieces. Roast until soft, about 30 minutes or until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Peel and core the apples. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Cut the beets into smaller pieces and throw them in the blender. *You can also use fresh beets. I was doing this when I first started making baby food but I feel like they never got very soft no matter how I cooked them. They also take more time to prep and can stain things easily. Trust me, try the packaged ones – you can thank me later!
  • If you decided to add the chickpeas. Cook them according to directions and throw them in the blender with everything else.

* You can also roast all of the fruit to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl and let your little one enjoy!
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Ready to freeze!

Notes:

One happy camper!

Loghan LOVES beets and this is another one of the many beet combos that she will just gobble up! I can mix beets with just about anything and she will eat them, which makes it easy to hide other ingredients she might not otherwise eat, like lentils, chickpeas or spinach.  Beets don’t have a lot of calories, so it is a good idea to add other ingredients like chickpeas or lentils that have some protein to make sure your LO is getting the nutrients they need. If your LO liked this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Easy Parmesan and Spinach Breadsticks

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 Box – Puff Pastry Sheets (2)

1 Handful – Baby Spinach

¼ Cup – Grated Parmesan

1 Egg + 1 TBSP Water

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Thaw the puff pastry according to the package directions.
  • Remove the stems of the spinach and roughly chop.
  • Whisk together the egg and water mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease a non-stick baking sheet.

Step 2: Put it all together

  • Lay out one sheet of pastry dough. You can lightly flour your surface if you think it might stick.
  • Brush pastry dough with the egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the spinach and parmesan (add more or less according to taste).
  • Lay the other sheet of pastry dough on top of the first.
  • With light-medium pressure use a rolling pin to press the sheets together. You just want the pastry sheets to stick together. You are not rolling them out into a thinner sheet.
  • Cut the pastry dough into thirds and then into about ¾ inch strips.
  • Twist each section of dough into a spiral shape and place on the baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops with the remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with more parmesan, if desired.
  • Bake according to package directions. About 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Remove from the oven, let them cool a bit and let your little one enjoy!
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

Notes:

Loghan loves these little breadsticks (so do I), especially when she is teething! Better yet, it’s a good way to sneak in some healthy greens without them even knowing. They make a great side to spaghetti and meatballs or just as a snack. Make sure your LO is ready for finger foods before trying these out. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Peach-Plum-Golden Raisin Puree

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 Cup – Peaches

3 – Plums

¾ Cup – Golden Raisins

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Thaw the frozen peaches or peel and cut fresh peaches and toss them in the blender.
  • Peel the plums, cut them into pieces, discard the seed and place them in the blender.
  • Measure out them raisins and check them over for stems and toss them in with everything else.

* You can also roast all of the fruit (minus the raisins) to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl and let your little one enjoy!
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

  • Notes:

Loghan sure makes some funny faces when she eats this combo but she gobbles it up until it’s gone! This is also a great topping for the oatmeal I make rather than just a fruit puree. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.

Apple-Pear-Blueberry Puree

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Loghan’s Rating:

1 – Apple

1 – Pear

½ Cup – Fresh or frozen blueberries

Step 1: Prep & Chop

  • Peel and core the apples and pears. Cut them into bite size pieces and throw them into a small frying pan on medium heat. Add enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and cover. Let them cook until soft. Once softened, toss them in the blender.
  • Check over the blueberries for stems and remove them. If you started with frozen blueberries, thaw them. Now, go ahead and throw them in the blender with everything else.

* You can also roast all of the fruit to soften them a bit and for some extra flavor. Either way is delicious. Roast at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until soft.

Step 2: Blend

  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. You can add water if it is too thick or use the chop setting if your baby is able to handle some chunkier foods.
Easy. Delicious.

Step 3: Eat & Store

  • Poor some in a bowl and let your little one enjoy!
  • Freeze the leftovers. (Good for 3 months)

*I use the Oxo tot freezer trays to freeze in 1 oz. portions. Then I put them in labeled freezer bags.

Ready to freeze!

Notes:

Loghan likes everything in this recipe so I’m not quite sure why she doesn’t care for it that much, but I will say she likes it better as a topping for the oatmeal I make rather than just a fruit puree. I’ve tried playing with the portions as well and still no luck, but she always eats it all. Hopefully your LO likes this recipe, or even if they didn’t, leave a comment with your rave review or share how you modified it to make it fit your needs.