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Making Your Own Baby Soup

Visits to area markets will provide you with more and more crops to choose from to make your little one’s baby food from.  One of my son’s favorites was this Creamy Broccoli Soup – it’s packed full of essential nutrients to help your young ones grow strong.

You will be able to find most all ingredients at markets this spring to make this delicious soup, and be sure and freeze the leftovers for future meals.

I plan on demonstrating this baby food recipe at the premier of The Market Lady video series at the Webb City Farmers Market on May 6.  We will start shooting farmers market videos soon, so stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page.

Creamy Broccoli Soup
from WholeSomeBaby.com
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 bunch broccoli
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon marjoram or oregano
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and sauté until tender. Add broccoli, chicken broth, marjoram, and cayenne; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until broccoli is tender. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Purée in batches in a blender. Heat through to serve.

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I, like many other mothers, want only the best for my child. So, last year when my son was old enough to start eating real food, it was important to my husband and I that we provide him with the best in nutrition. I made a choice that I would make all his baby food because I wanted control over what my son ate and how the food was grown. The three of us traveled to a variety of farmers market across the region to find all types of flavors to make our son’s food from. Here are some of his favorite homemade baby foods that we hope your little ones will enjoy!

Fancy Salmon
2 (3 oz) salmon filets, poached and fully cooked
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 medium white potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp. onion powder

Cook salmon fully and set aside. Boil potatoes until soft. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree to desired texture.

Asparagus Delight
1 lb. of fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 head of fresh broccoli, cut
1 tsp. olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp. onion powder

After washing and trimming the vegetables- stem until tender. Add all ingredients in a processor and puree.

Spinach and Cauliflower Oh My
1 lb of spinach leaves cooked
1 head of cauliflower, steamed
1 clove of garlic
2 apples, peeled and cooked

Place all cooked items in a food processor and puree.

Red Cabbage Fun
2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups of red cabbage
3 T. of golden raisins
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup water

Place all ingredients in a pan and boil for 10 minutes and then puree.

Berry Bounty
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of strawberries
2 bananas

Simmer the berries in water for 6 minutes, then strain. Place berries and bananas in food processor and puree. When you serve this, you might have to add some cereal to thicken it up. Cereal is great to thicken up fruit purees.

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