There are many reasons to make your own baby food, but one of the most important is to help manage your little one’s food allergy. We hear alot about recalls due to undeclared milk (unfortunately even in baby fo0d), and making your own dairy free baby food can really give you piece of mind. This recipe will make you about seven 4 oz. servings, and can be frozen in some of these nifty little storage containers. The containers pictured here were picked up at Babies R Us. They’re BPA free, as well as freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe. This recipe is perfect for babies first chicken puree, and unlike store bought baby food, it actually tastes like chicken!
1/2 lb boneless, skinless organic chicken, cut into one inch pieces
1 large organic sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 tablespoon cooking oil (we used extra virgin olive oil)
1 cup organic, unsweetened apple juice OR dairy free chicken stock
2-3 cups water
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute chicken until it’s no longer pink. Add sweet potato, apple, and juice. Pour in enough water to just cover everything. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. The potatoes and apples should be very soft. Puree to the desired texture according to your child’s needs. This should be kept in the refrigerator no more than 24 hours, and freezing right away is recommended. Bon Appetit, Baby! 🙂