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!
Sweet Potato, Kale, and Chickpeas Puree (7 m+)
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 cups kale
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 cup water
Peel and chop up sweet potatoes.
Steam chopped sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
Add kale and steam with sweet potatoes for another 10 minutes.
Puree cooked sweet potatoes and kale. Add chickpeas and water and continue pureeing until desired consistency is reached.
Let cool enough and serve.
Freeze remaining portions for up to three months.
Use all organic ingredients if possible.