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Recipe of the Week-Sweet Chicken

Although simple, this was one of my youngest weaner’s favorite meals when she was about 10 months old! Once you have introduced sweet potatoes it is okay to mix it with chicken after 8 months.  Feeding chicken alone is too bland for some weaners (not all) and if they have a familiar taste to go with it they are more willing to eat those first meats! Sweet Chicken 2 boneless skinless chicken breast 4 sweet potatoes Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke each sweet potato seven times and wrap in tinfoil. Cook sweet potatoes for 40 minutes. Place chicken on baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook sweet potatoes and chicken for another 20 minutes. Dice into small pieces or puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. Pour/spoon into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months.

Guest Recipe of the Week! Pear, Parsnip & Ginger Puree

Thank you so much to Kim Corrigan-Oliver from Your Green Baby for sharing her amazing recipe! Check out her website for tips on raising Your Green Baby! This is so delicious you will be steaming pears and parsnips to make an adult version of this puree. Hint – it makes a wonderful soup. I am a big believer in tickling tiny taste buds on a regular basis; you have to keep those little taste buds on their toes and by exposing your baby to a variety of tastes now may spell success at avoiding the picky eating stage. At nine months of age I challenge parents to add herbs and spices to their baby’s purees, it is such a wonderful way to tickle tiny taste buds and also provide an amazing amount of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals – yes herbs and spices are full of nutrition. Pear, Parsnip and Ginger Puree 9 to 12 months 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped 3 medium pears, peeled, cored and chopped ¼ tsp ginger Steam parsnips for 15 to 20 minutes, add pears and steam another 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool slightly then puree with hand blender or in blender.  Add ginger and mix well. Nutritional Information Parsnips are a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and manganese.  Pears provide a good source of vitamin C, fiber, vitamin A, niacin and potassium.  Ginger provides potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6. Hope your little ones enjoy it! Thank you so much to Kim from Your Green Baby for sharing her amazing recipe!