Puree Monday - Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale Quinoa
This is a fantastic recipe for family meal time. It’s a one stop shop kind of dinner. We all love it in our house. As soon as Bebe “I” begins solids I know I’ll be turning to this recipe. I’ll add some salt and pepper for Dee, Bebe B and I to half and still have a ton left to puree for Bebe “I”.
Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale Quinoa - 10 Months+
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups Water or Bebe Stock
1-2 Boneless/ Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 Large Sweet Potato
5-6 Large pieces of Kale
1 tbsp of chopped fresh Rosemary
Begin by grilling the chicken breasts on the stove with the olive oil. Once fully cooked set aside.
Next peel and cube the sweet potato (you want to ensure it’s in small enough pieces to cook through with the Quinoa). Rinse and pat dry the kale then rough chop it. Finely chop the rosemary.
Rinse the Quinoa VERY well, this is an important step as the grain has powdery residue that needs to be rinsed away. Add the Quinoa to a medium saucepan with the water or stock and cubed sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the chopped kale and rosemary and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes.
Chop the cooked chicken into bite size pieces and fold into the cooked quinoa. Remove from heat and cover, allow to sit for at least 5 minutes. Next puree in either a food processor or or in the Beaba babycook till you reach the desired consistency for your little one. As your bebe gets more and more adapt to chunkier textures you can kip pureeing and either run through a food mill or mash with a fork. Add a touch of salt and this makes a great meal for the whole family.
This recipe will keep up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe will fill about 5-10 ice cube trays (50-75 servings).
|Before and After the Pureeing|
Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Sweet Potatoes are high in Vitamin A and beta carotene as well as potassium. They also contain a good amount of Vitamin E, calcium and folate.
-Quinoa is rich in amino acids and protein and well as magnesium and other vitamins.
-Kale is VERY nutrient and antioxidant rich.