Asparagus, Apple and Black Bean Homemade Baby Food Recipe
Healthy Baby Food Rich in Folate, Tryptophan, Fiber and Powerful Antioxidants
By: Kelby Carr on: Sat 05 of May, 2007 [00:41 UTC] (4630 reads)
This amazing trifecta of healthy ingredients (asparagus, apples and black beans) make for a powerfully nutritious homemade baby food. The combination not only provides powerful antioxidents (and even contains an agent that detoxifies that affects of sulfites commonly found in processed foods), but it also has some beneficial potential secondary effects.
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This baby food recipe delivers fiber to help when your baby is constipated. Better yet, two of the ingredients are rich in tryptophan, which studies has shown stimulates the production of the sleep-inducing seratonin. It's healthy, and can make your baby more likely to go to sleep easily.
- Bunch of asparagus (green or white)
- Small can of black beans (or dry beans that were soaked overnight and cooked until soft)
- Two apples
- Two tablespoons of liquid, preferably fresh breast milk. Formula or water can also be used.
- Cut the tough bottoms off of the ends of the asparagus stalks, and rinse thoroughly.
- Peel, core and dice the apples.
- Boil or steam the asparagus (which you can chop for boiling), or steam the asparagus and apple until mushy to the touch.
- Rinse the asparagus and apples with cold water until they are cool enough to handle.
- Rinse the beans well.
- Place all the ingredients in a baby food mill, food processor or blender and puree.
- Serve fresh, and freeze the remaining baby food for later feedings. You can freeze the food in baby jars (with room left at the top for expansion), or in ice cube trays in which you then place the baby food cubes into sealed freezer bags.