14 Easy Homemade Baby Food Recipes You Have to Try!

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14 Easy Homemade Baby Food Recipes You Have to Try!

Dana Dillehunt

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Papaya-Pear Oatmeal

4 tablespoons prepared iron-fortified oatmeal cereal (made with either breast milk or formula)
2 tablespoons Hiya Papaya puree*
2 tablespoons sparkling pear puree**

Combine all ingredients until smooth; makes 2 servings

Best for Babies Age: 6 months and up

Hiya Papaya Puree:
1/2 medium papaya
1-2 tablespoons breast milk or formula

Cut papaya in half lengthwise and scoop out and discard seeds. Scoop out the flesh of half the papaya; add breast milk or formula and mash with a fork until smooth. Refrigerate. Makes 3 servings.

Sparkling Pear Puree:
4 medium ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped

Add chopped pears to medium-sized saucepan; cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 7 mniutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Freeze extra portions for up to 8 weeks. Makes 6-8 servings.

Excerpted from 201 Organic Baby Purees (Adams Media, a division of F+W Media, December 2011) by Tamika L. Gardner

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