I have been making homemade baby food since my son turned 6 months old. I love making his food homemade and love coming up with new recipes and combinations to try! He has been starting to eat a lot more lately since he is almost 9 months old so I have been trying to make a variety of new foods for him. I will soon be starting him on meats so that will bring all kinds of new recipes! For now, here is a new veggie idea! I wasn’t really sure if he would go for the taste of celery but he gobbled it right up!
I would suggest starting this one around 8 months and up.
-1 whole bunch of Celery
-2 Cups spinach
-2 Tbsp Coconut oil
-1 Cup water for cooking
-1/4 – 1/2 Cup water or breastmilk for blending
How to prepare:
Wash celery off well. Chop into smaller pieces making sure to cut off the ends. Cook in skillet or saucepan on med-high with about 2 Tbsp of coconut oil. Make sure to stir well to coat the celery with the coconut oil. Let cook for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, add 1 cup water and lower heat. Cook for an additional 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
Steam spinach for about 10 minutes. You could instead blanch it by boiling in water for about 10 minutes and then putting it into ice water but I prefer to steam the spinach to preserve the nutrients.
Add both spinach and celery into the blender with about 1/4 Cup water and blend well. If it’s still chunky, add more water. You could also use breastmilk or formula.
This made 5 – 4oz jars for me and I put them in the freezer. Double or triple the recipe if you like making in bulk and freezing. This one was very easy and my son loved it!!