Baby Food with Herbs and Spices
Minty Peas with Yogurt
Fresh and bright, this dish tastes like spring and comes together almost instantly. The use of frozen peas means your baby can enjoy this pretty pastel puree any time of year.
Pears with Fresh Thyme
Pear puree doesn't have to be sweet and cinnamon-y like traditional applesauce. Roasting the fruit with fresh thyme gives these pears a unique depth of flavor and a surprising freshness. Left whole, these pears are a nice accompaniment to roast chicken or atop salad greens with Gorgonzola and toasted nuts.
Moroccan Carrots and Chickpeas
Carrots and chickpeas show up often in Moroccan cooking, a delicious cuisine that celebrates mellow, sweet spices. It's a perfect flavor profile for a developing palate.
Herbed White Beans
This silky puree has a texture like hummus and flavors straight from Tuscany. Your baby will love this one...if you can keep yourself from eating the whole batch first. Left slightly thick, toddlers love this "dip" with soft vegetables or spread on crackers.
Italian-style Green Beans
This vibrant green puree tastes as good as it smells. Fresh basil and mellow garlic lift green beans to a new level, putting the grayish, jarred stuff to shame. Adults will love these beans tossed with pasta or served alongside roast meats -- just puree a small portion for baby and save the rest for mom and dad.
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