Recipes

  • Awesome Powerhouse Green Food Recipes

    Taylor at RockabyeBaby has so many great ideas for purees to put in the pouches!  She has a bonus post here at Worlds Easiest Way to Make Baby Food!

     

    FOR EVERY RECIPE, JUST PUT ALL INGREDIENTS IN THE BLENDER AND BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH.

    Green Food

    • peas (I bought in the bag, followed the directions on the packaging to cook)
    • raw spinach
    • raw kale
    • raw broccoli (Blakey likes it better when I cook it, but raw has more nutrients.  It has a VERY strong flavor so don’t add too much broccoli)

    Simple Green Fruit Smoothie

    • raw spinach
    • raw kale
    • raw apples (I use the entire apple except the stem, but I have a great blender so if you don’t, do this with caution and make sure that you blend the seeds.  I would recommend blending the apples first before adding any other ingredient so that you can be sure.)
    • bananas

    (not going to lie, sometimes I just do the entire green food recipe and add all of the simple green fruit smoothie ingredients for a super smoothie.  It’s not very tasty, but sometimes he eats it).

    Blakey’s Fav Puree

    • raw apples (I use the entire apple except the stem, but I have a great blender so if you don’t, do this with caution and make sure that you blend the seeds.  I would recommend blending the apples first before adding any other ingredient so that you can be sure.)
    • cooked sweet potato
    • cooked brown rice

    Other Simple Purees:

    -raw apple and Butternut squash

    -corn, cooked peas, cooked quinoa

    -blueberry, banana and apple

    -apple and carrots

  • Apple Sauce Recipe by Picky Peach

    Picky Peach recipe for Nourish with Style Reusable Food Pouches

    HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE RECIPE from The Picky Peach Blog

    Prep Time: 15 min

    Difficulty: Easy

    Cook Time: 25 min

    Servings: 12 Servings

     

    INGREDIENTS:

    - apples (6lb) peeled, cored and cut into 8 slices

    - 1 cup of apple juice, apple cider or water

    - 1 lemon (squeezed juice)

    - 1/2 cup or sugar or brown sugar

    - 1 tsp cinnamon

    - 1 tsp apple pie spice

    - 1 tsp vanilla

    - 1 tsp nutmeg

     

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    - Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occassionally for 25

      min.

    - Carefully puree in a food processor or blender until you achieze the consistency you are a

       looking for.

    - Store in fridge or serve. 

    Picky Peach recipe for Nourish with Style Reusable Food PouchesPicky Peach recipe for Nourish with Style Reusable Food Pouches
  • AMAZING recipe site

    As a  mom looking for new food ideas, age appropriate food choices and nutritional restrictions there is no better website for my brain stylings than WholesomeBabyFood.com 

    They are so clear, easy to navigate and explain ideas, restrictions and age appropriate fruits, veggies and meats for your little one! 

     

    http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com

     

  • 2 for 1 Turkey Special

    Now that Thanksgiving is over and our family party accidentally ended up with FIVE turkeys for the party of 15 - I have been working on finding fun variations to make with our many blessings of much leftover turkey.  I love a chicken salad with some crackers and know that my teething son needs easy protein and good Omega fatty acids - and so this turkey avocado salad came to be!  So easy I could make 90% of it with one hand!! 

     

    You can use your ninja, vitamix, food processor, knife and cutting board to puree / chop this - I did chunky and then took 1/2 out and finished the rest with a fine puree for Maverick to eat  - thus the 2 for 1 Turkey Special!! 

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    Avocado Turkey Salad

     

    Take all ingredients - hand torn or very coarsely chopped and throw them into the food processor 

    Once all ingredients are added - pulse until you have the right consistency

    2 cups of turkey

    1/2 cup of mayonnaise 

    2 ripe avodcados

    1 stalk of celery or some grapes or some nuts - depends if you want crunch or not

    1/2 tsp of salt (or more to taste)

    1/2 tsp of pepper

    dash of garlic powder

    2 tsp of lemon juice

     

    Can add - cilantro, onions - whatever additional flavors you like! 

     

    Pulse all together and enjoy!!!  If it's a fine puree can be eaten in a pouch!! 

     

     

  • Pumpkin Pie in a Pouch

    With the beginning of fall (at least in Texas) and the holiday season – I wanted a fun recipe that my daughter and her friends could enjoy as a special treat without compromising on health and nutrition.  After doing some consultation with my amazing friends – we came up with the following recipe

    Pumpkin Pie in a Pouch

    1 small pie pumpkin

    2 pears

    2 small apples

    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

     

    1) Clean pumpkin, cut in half, remove seeds and place in steamer for 15 minutes

    2) While pumpkin is steaming clean, peel and core apples and pears

    3) After 15 minutes add apples & pears to pumpkin and steam together for 15 minutes more or until soft

    4) Remove all ingredients from steamer, let cool a bit and then remove the steamed pumpkin from rind

    5) Put pumpkin, apples and pears in food processor, add pumpkin pie spice and mix until smooth 

    6) If you wish to sweeten add 1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar.

    Makes up to 24 pouches! 

  • Easy Yogurt Blends

    Yogurt is such a great food providing so many health benefits that we thought we’d talk it up a bit and give some quick ideas for mixes! You don’t need Go-Gurts or Danimals – if you’ve got pouches, yogurt and 3 minutes you’ve got this!!!

    Yogurt that is listed with probiotics are those that say “live and active cultures” – helps get your stomach good and healthy bacteria  which helps with a whole lotta stuff but of best note for your little ones would be healthy immune system and help with digestion.

    We’ve found that a lot of yogurt with flavors has so much added sugar that we wanted to make our own mixes.  Below are a few ideas to get you started.

    plain-yogurt

    If you want to create your own flavored yogurt, start with your favorite plain yogurt and stir in all sorts of foods and flavors. Here are a few ideas to throw in your blender:

    Take 6 oz of yogurt (about 1 cup) and add one of the following ingredients to make your own healthy flavor packed snack!!

    1/4 cup chopped strawberries and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract for Strawberries and Cream Yogurt

    1/8 cup crushed pineapple and 1 tablespoon of flaked or shredded coconut for Pina Colada Yogurt

    With Vanilla yogurt – 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon for Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

    Wanna boost it and hide a little extra health? Add some flax seed or spinach – your little one won’t even notice!

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  • Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    Don’t have a heart attack – but hi! I’m back with some recipes and ideas.  My goal is to give one a week.  I’ve probably been gone so long because the well was running a little dry on ideas – but I’ve done some asking and research and I’m ready to try again!

    So now that it’s summer time and will be in Texas for months to come we have lots of avocados which are soooo healthy and great for you.

    So this recipe I was skeptical about but I tried it myself and it was good, rich, creamy and delicious – plus it only has 3 ingredients!!

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    Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    2 medium avocados

    1/4 cup coco powder

    1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup

    Blend together in mixer, blender, emulsion blender or a fork if that’s your fancy and if you wanna add to the flavor you can add 1/4 tablespoon of coconut extract , mint extract, or peppermint extract. Enjoy! 

     

  • Kale Go Bananas!

    Kale is an amazing “super ingredient” that is very popular right now but can be hard to use for kiddos. However I found out that it dehydrates really well in the oven and can be crumbled into almost anything!

    Full disclosure – it doesn’t really add taste when it’s dried but it does add a bit of a smell…..

    UPDATE – As I sit eating a huge bite of chocolate my inlays brought me from vacation –  I realized that dehydrated kale is crumbly but even small crumbles add texture because they rehydrate when introduced to the pumpkin and banana so I ground it up into a powder (I used a small mortar and pestle I had you can use your hands or a bowl and spoon and it took 3 minutes or less)  and now my kids might not get to eat it cause it tastes so good and not kaley at all!

    Kale Go Bananas 

    1 - 15 oz can of pumpkin or 1.5 cups of homemade pumpkin

    ~ 4 Bananas

    ~ 10 medium leaves of Kale

    1. Put pumpkin and bananas in food processer and blend until smooth - add water or other liquid to reach right consistency

    2. Place kale leaves in a single layer on cookie sheet and place in oven on lowest heat setting (mine is 170) and let dehydrate for 30-45 minutes - when leaves are crispy and break when touched you are done!

    3. Take leaves out and crumble into food processor - but don’t put the stems in

    4) Mix pumpkin, banana, and kale until smooth and then fill your pouches ;-)

    Makes at least 6 Nourish Food Pouches

     

     

  • "Nutty" Applesauce

    Fall is full of such great food, smells and vegetables and this recipe combines the best of it all! 

     

    Nutty Applesauce

    1 small acorn squash

    2 medium sweet apples

     

    1) Cut acorn squash in half, scoop out seeds

    2) Place halves face down in a pan and cover with an inch of water

    3) Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes ten add peeled and cored apples cut in half for another 30 minutes

    4) Once the shell puckers and acorn squash is soft - let cool down, scoop the squash out of the shell into food     processor, and add apple halves

    5) Puree until desired consistency is reached - can add water if needed.

     

    Make approximately 12 pouches 

  • Just for Mommies!

    So I’ve alluded to the fact that these pouches could be used for nefarious purposes and provide mom with a special treat for those on the go occasions when you need a little something extra to help you get by – whether that’s iced tea or Mio Water (in my sad preggo state) or a margarita, pina-colada, or strawberry daiquiri (that I’m really craving).

     

    These pouches make taking these concoctions on the go easy, discrete and delicious.  For the 4th of July we went out on the boat and I knew I was going to need to keep cool and hydrated  - so I took 5 of chevron and filled them up with mango mint iced tea and 5 of polka dot and filled them with peach Mio Water – it was just like a Caprice Sun – but “free!” and reusable.

     

    Once I filled them up I put them in the freezer (don’t over fill or they’ll explode) – added bonus they acted like ice packs in my little cooler – and then all day I had quick, slushy cold treats ready to go!!

    It woulda been smart for me to get an action photo to show y’all but it was crazy and with my nephews (and sisters and brother-in-laws) running around – no one wanted to have their phone or camera out in case of accidental splashing/dropping/ lake water related electronic death….so trust me when I say they worked really well, I totally looked like a stylish beached whale sipping on my tea, and everyone was jealous.

    Now the disclaimers – they were great for me an adult – but might be harder for a kiddo not to spill…. if using for more nefarious purposes always be smart, safe, kind to the umpires, have someone to chauffeur you around and share!

  • Homemade Hummus

    Hummus sounds crazy a bit I know, but y’all know I’d be honest with you if something didn’t work!  With a food processor this is a 10 minute project that is easily adjusted to personal taste, and little helpers gladly pitch in their assistance!


    Hummus

    2 cans of chickpeas drained or 3 cups of fresh cooked

    1 teaspoon cumin

    3 cloves of garlic (3 cloves makes it kinda spicy so maybe just 1 or 2 depending on your taste)

    1/2 teaspoon paprika

    3 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottle really)

    3 Tablespoons tahini ( its sesame paste can be found at Whole Foods, Central Market, Market Street, and maybe in the Greek section of your grocer?)

    1/4 cup water (more or less depending on how thick you want it to be)

    2-3 Tablespoons olive oil (again more or less depending on how thick you want it to be)

    If and when you wanna get fancy you can add spinach, feta cheese, roasted red bell peppers or who knows what else might tickle your fancy!!

    It makes a really large amount compared to the store bought packages!!! 

     

  • Lots of food - not a lot of pouches

    I find myself going on food making kicks – maybe strawberries were on sale and suddenly I’m making strawberry applesauce, strawberry yogurt, strawberries and sweet potatoes, plain old strawberries. Then I look at my kitchen and the war zone it has become and wonder Crap! where am I going to put all this – I don’t have any energy left to put it pouches, nor do I have enough pouches anyways. Then a brilliant idea struck me, if ice-cube trays were good enough for food storage before she got “all grown up”, I’m pretty sure they’ll do just fine now too, and they did!!!

     

     


    My little monkey see – monkey wanna wear my glasses!

    Sweet potatoes apparently taste much better than they photograph, and this whole ice-cube tray thing took about 5 minutes to do start to finish.

    So if you haven’t done it before or its been awhile, my sorta messy, quick method is this:

    1) Make some food kinda sorta like here:Nourish Ideas

    2) Then get out your ice cube trays

     

    3) Start spooning food into tray in big ol’ globs

     

    4) Fill the tray up and then tap it on the counter to work out any air bubbles

     

    5) Spoon off any extra food so you can kinda see the divisions 

     

    6) Put in freezer and freeze then crack them out, put in storage container, and back into freezer until your ready to thaw and serve!

     

     

     

  • Idea Fail

    So I thought that since my daughter likes hummus I’d just hide some ground chick peas in with the applesauce and I’d be a healthy, toddler feeding genius!  She ate one pouch but apparently she was starving because she never ate another one and I had to concede defeat….. The texture was a bit grainy so maybe next time I’ll try to get it creamier or accept that perhaps chickpeas are meant for soup and hummus and not applesauce.  ;o)
  • Mild Mango Avocado Mash

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    Mango and Avocado with Spinach

    4 small/medium avocado

    3 mangos

    1 bunch of spinach

    Wilt spinach in skillet put in blender/food processor and add sliced mango and avocado and mix and mix and mix until smooth.  Makes 12 Nourish Food Pouches

  • Easy store bought foods for filling your Nourish Pouch

    Making your own food is great, but sometimes there isn’t time or desire.  

     

    The pouches are easy to fill from the store!  I’d love to hear your ideas too! 

    Apple Sauce

    Yogurt (Greek works best since it’s a bit thicker)

    Pudding for a special treat

    Jars of baby food put in the pouch for easier eating

    Hummus

    Refried Beans

    Peanut Butter

    Baby cereal

    Small curd cottage cheese

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