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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpeas Puree (7 m+)

Good morning guys! Happy New Recipe Tuesday. I hope everyone had a wonderful and magical Christmas. Hope Santa was good to all of you guys and brought you what you wanted. Even though we were sick (again!), we still had an amazing Christmas full of family, friends, presents, and lots of food. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many great people in my life. My baby girl just makes the holidays much more special.

Now that Christmas is over we are moving on to New Year’s. I am still planning our dinner for that night. Like I mentioned on last week’s post, I am still obsessed with my Rosemary Garlic Roast Beef. I made it last week for our Christmas Eve family party and it was a crowd favorite. Everyone loved it! I wouldn’t mind having it again next week. But, my husband has his heart set on making his filet mignon and scallops. What do you guys think we should have for dinner?

I am very excited about the new year. I always get excited about starting a new year. It’s the perfect chance to start fresh and set some new goals to work towards. I have my goals listed already and ready to go. I am ready to ring in 2018.

With the new year I have many plans for thepeacheepear.com. I have so many new recipes and series to share with you guys. I also want to expand and focus more on mom life and sharing with you guys more about my experiences as a mom. Can’t wait to share all these new and fun posts here on my blog.

For now, I want to share another great puree recipe. This is actually one of the very firsts combinations I made for Emma. It was one of my go to puree recipes when she was having a hard time with constipation. It would always help her go and help her feel so much better. This was really not a good phase and I really have a hard time revisiting these times. Seeing your baby in pain and not being able to do much about it other than hold them and rub their belly is really one of the hardest and most painful things I have ever gone through. Luckily, this was something very temporary and we got through it very fast.

This recipe also came in handy very recently. You may remember a few weeks ago I got very sick and Emma also started to feel a bit under the weather. She had no appetite and I had no energy to cook or fight with her over getting her to eat. She was eating very little bites of food and I could so relate at that moment. I didn’t want much to eat either. Smoothies and soups became our meals to go to during this two week period.

I also decided to give purees a try. She likes eating purees out of pouches. I keep a couple of boxes of veggie and fruit boxes at home in case I need a quick and easy snack or something quick on the go. I don’t particularly like to use them as a meal replacement but while being sick they seemed to help out a lot. At least I had peace of mind that she was getting a full serving of fruits and vegetables.

That’s when I had the idea to make her some homemade purees and pack them in our reusable pouches. I happened to have all of the ingredients for this particular puree so I made a whole batch. I served it for Emma and she seemed to like it. She ate the whole pouch and I felt much better about her eating homemade purees as supposed to store bought. Just like when she was a baby being introduced to new foods. Plus the kale in this was very good for her to have while being sick.

This puree makes a very thick texture which is why I add water to it. It still turns out at a more on the thick side texture. You can add some more water as you go and reach the consistency you would like and know your baby would be able to handle. The sweet potato makes this puree be more on the sweet side but your baby will still be able to taste the chickpeas. This is perfect if it’s the first time you are introducing beans to your baby. They’ll be able to taste it while still having a familiar sweet flavor in there. And I don’t need to tell you how beneficial kale is for your baby. But just in case you’re not sure, it’s very beneficial. It is loaded with iron which is essential for your baby’s growth. It also contains a lot of fiber which is why it was so helpful for my baby’s constipation.

This has been a really great puree and has helped me keep my baby healthy in many occasions. I highly recommend it for your baby because it really does have many nutrients that they can benefit from. You can use freshly cooked chickpeas. However, of you don’t have some using organic, cooked, drained and rinsed is fine too. If you don’t have a baby on this stage anymore, pass it along to someone you know who can benefit from this recipe.

Hope you guys have a great New Year’s!

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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpeas Puree (7 m+)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop up sweet potatoes. 

  2. Steam chopped sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.

  3. Add kale and steam with sweet potatoes for another 10 minutes.

  4. Puree cooked sweet potatoes and kale. Add chickpeas and water and continue pureeing until desired consistency is reached.

  5. Let cool enough and serve.

  6. Freeze remaining portions for up to three months. 

Recipe Notes

Use all organic ingredients if possible. 

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22 Comments

  1. Great recipe for moms with babes!

  2. This sounds like a great nutritious food for little ones. I loved making homemade baby food when my daughter was little. This is a great combination of healthy foods!

    1. Thank you Marysa! I love making my baby’s food too!

  3. Ashley @ Look for Little Helpers

    This looks like such a healthy, flavorful alternative to the storebought baby food. I loved making my own, but this looks so much better than what I ever did! My kids are past the babyfood phase, but I was thinking this even looks good as a hummus-like dip for crackers or pita bread. Thanks for all of your ideas. That rosemary beef recipe is on my list of “to try.” Glad you had a great Christmas!

    -Ashley

    1. Aww thank you so much Ashley! It means a lot! And yes usually I use leftover purees to make a dip or add it to batter for muffins or just turn them into a sauce perhaps for chicken or fish. I never let them go to waste! Lol let me know how the roast beef comes out when you try it! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!

  4. my son loved veggie purees as a baby, this sounds really good for sick babies

    1. Thank you Jasmine! It has been really helpful for us when baby has been sick.

  5. I made my kids baby food. But man I feel like an amateur after reading this combination. Mine were just the basics like you would find in the grocery store.

    1. I made a lot of general combos too but I would get inspired and make other not so usual combinations because I would try to use the same fruits and veggies that I had at home to cook for mh husband and myself.

  6. I’m totally saving this! I have SO MANY cans of chickpeas and I need good recipes like this to inspire me to use them!

    1. That’s the best! When you have an ingredient you don’t know want to make with it and then you find a recipe!

  7. We have a plant-based diet in our home and this recipe looks refreshing. I currently make on that is herbs, chick peas, onions, garlic, and dill relish. Yum!

    1. Yum! All those sound delicious! I would love to try dill relish!

  8. I really wish that I would have made my own puree food for my little ones. This looks like something that they would have really enjoyed!

    1. This one was one of my daughter’s favorites!

  9. Salma Mehajabeen

    Im gonna try this. Im not a fan of puree but guess my lo wil like it

  10. This recipe is crazy easy to cook and looks delicious! Thank you, my son loves sweet potatoes ♥

    1. I’m so happy to hear that! Seeet potatoes are one of our favorites too!

  11. Yum! I wish I could make this
    Love the fact that i could rate ur recipe in ur comments

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer!

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