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Veggie Santa

Print Recipe Veggie Santa No one can resist a veggie when it is shaped like the big guys face! Spice up your holiday veggie platters. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 head cauliflower, chopped1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced2 blueberries Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 head cauliflower, chopped1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced2 blueberries Instructions place cucumbers in middle of the plate in an oval shape for Santa’s face shape arrange the peppers to make his hat arrange cauliflower at the base of the peppers, to line his hat and at the base of the face for his beard line the cauliflower ‘beard’ with cherry tomatoes to show his suit. use a tomato for his nose, blueberries for his eyes and a pepper for his mouth

Preserving Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables

As you discover the benefits of making your babies food in your own kitchen you need to be aware of how to best keep the nutrients locked into those fruits and veggies. While my mother, her mother, her mother’s mother (you get the picture) have always told me to boil all my fruits and veggies when preparing them for my babies, there are actually better ways to prepare them to ensure that the nutrients stay locked into these wholesome meals. Check out the lists below for the best way to retain the nutrients in fruits and vegetables. Note: Microwaving doesn’t even come close to the best way to prepare babies food! Best Served Fresh avocados, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, melons, cherries, oranges, grapes, kiwi, papaya, pears, strawberries, cucumber, Best Steamed apples, mango, plums, prunes, asparagus, broccoli, beets, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, parsnips, peas, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, Best Baked apricots, peaches, nectarines, pumpkins, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips Best Boiled cranberries, green beans, lentils, dried beans, corn,