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MYO Gourmet Baby Food

With the cost of baby food skyrocketing, frugal parents feel sticker shock from paying $1 per serving of jarred food. Touted to be full of just the right things for a baby, nothing is a pure and healthy as fresh ingredients. Wanting to find a healthier and cheaper option for my baby, I started to create my own recipes. Here are some simple and cost effective recipes for your little one.
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MYO Gourmet Baby Food

NOTE: As your baby learns to chew and is ready for bigger chunks, don’t blend the food. Leave in small soft chunks that are age-appropriate. To create a thinner consistency, add milk (formula, breastmilk, or supplement of choice). For a thicker consistency add plain yogurt. Always check with your pediatrician on when to start solids foods and/or new ingredients to your baby’s diet.

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Banana and Avocado Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

You’ll Need:
1 avocado sliced
2 medium bananas sliced

Method:
1. Steam ingredients (see cooking times)
2. Puree until smooth

Sweet Potato and Banana Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

You’ll Need:
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
½ small banana peeled and sliced.

Method:
1. Steam sweet potato (see cooking times)
2. Add banana and puree until smooth

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Squash and String Bean Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 cups
You’ll Need:
1/3 small butternut squash
3 oz string bean diced
Method:
1. Steam ingredients (see cooking times)
2. Puree until smooth
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Turkey and Prune Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 3/4 cups
You’ll Need:
1 cup ground cooked turkey
10 prunes

Method:
1. Steam prunes (see cooking times)
2. Combine ingredients and puree until smooth

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Carrot and Pear Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 cups
You’ll Need:
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 pear peeled and diced

Method:
1. Steam ingredients
2. Puree until smooth

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Apple and Prune Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 3/4 cup

You’ll Need:
2 apples peeled and diced
4 prunes

Method:
1. Steam ingredients
2. Puree to smooth

Greens and Potato Puree

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
½ cup frozen peas
½ cup green beans, diced
¾ cup diced white potato

Method:
1. Steam ingredients together (see cooking times)
2. Puree to smooth
3. For younger babies, add 3oz of water or milk for a thinner consistency

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Fruity Sweet Potatoes

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

You’ll Need:
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
½ cup diced mango
3 tbsp prune juice (or choice of juice)

Method:
1. Steam sweet potato and mango (see cooking times)
2. Combine ingredients and puree to smooth

Asparagus and Broccoli Puree

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
6 asparagus stalks (excluding tips), diced
1 large broccoli stalk and floret, roughly chopped

Method:
1. Steam ingredients (see cooking times)
2. Blend to desired consistency

Chicken, Apple and Mango Puree

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
½ cup cooked, ground chicken
½ cup apple, diced
1/3 cup mango, diced

Method:

1. Steam ingredients (see cooking times)
2. Puree until smooth

Sweet Potato Pie

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
½ parsnip, peeled and diced
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
½ apple, peeled and diced
2 pinches of cinnamon (or to taste)

Method:
1. Steam ingredients together (see cooking times)
2. Blend to desired consistency

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Lamb and Barley Puree

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
1 cup cooked ground lamb
½ cup cooked barley
2 teaspoons chopped parsley

Method:
1. Steam ingredients (see cooking times)
2. Puree until smooth

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To make individual servings, spoon homemade baby food into ice cube trays, freeze.

Chicken casserole

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups
You’ll Need:
½ cup ground/cooked chicken
1 cup broccoli florets, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives (optional)

Method:
1. Steam ingredients, withholding the chives (see cooking times)
2. Add chives and puree until smooth

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Harvest Medley

Age: 10 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups
You’ll Need:
1/3 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup zucchini diced

Method:
1. Steam ingredients together (see cooking times)
2. Blend to desired consistency
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Potato, carrots and corn puree

Age: 10 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

You’ll Need:
1 medium white potato, diced
½ medium carrot, peeled and diced
½ cup corn kernels
½ teaspoon chives (optional)
½ cup plain yogurt (optional)

Method:
1. Steam potato, carrots, and corn (see cooking times)
2. Add chives and puree to smooth
3. Stir in yogurt to desired consistency

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Zucchini, Tomato and Avocado Puree

Age: 10 months and up
Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups

You’ll Need:
½ medium zucchini, diced
1 small tomato, cut into wedges
½ avocado, sliced
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil (optional)

Method:
1. Steam zucchini and tomato
2. Add avocado and basil
3. Puree until smooth

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