Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

So maybe Cati does like fruits. She just needed to find the right one. Cati tried apples for the first time on Saturday and it was, by far, the best reaction to fruits that she's ever had. I was afraid she wouldn't like the apples because of the consistency but it didn't seem to be a problem. Since Saturday, I have been mixing in the apples with her sweet potatoes and she loves that combination. 
Apple Purée
Makes 1/2 cup

2 apples, cut in eights
1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Breast milk or formula (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Place apple slices on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool. Place in apples and cinnamon in food processor and purée until smooth. If purée is too thick, add fluid until apples reach the best consistency for eating.

Storage: Good for 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Note: The apples remind a bit chunky despite the amount of breast milk I added (1-2 oz). I also left the skins on because the skin has loads of nutrients I didn't want Cati to miss out on.

The players. 
The purée. 
The baby.

Note 2: Cati's face is messy due to sweet potatoes, not the apples.
Note 3: We don't really want to keep all doctors away, just the baby doctor not the daddy doctor :)

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