Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Acorn Squash Recipe

recipe from Wholesomebabyfood.com

Baby's Acorn Squash & Apple Bake 6-8 months+ 

1 acorn squash 
2 or 3 Macintosh apples
pinch of cinnamon 

1. Peel and dice apples 
2. Cut acorn or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds
3. Place halves face UP in a pan and add with an inch of water to the pan
4. Place diced apples in the squash "holes" where the seeds were
Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired
5. Pour water over the apples so that there is water in the squash holes - cover pan with tinfoil 
6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft then scoop squash “meat” and apples out of the shell
4. Puree as needed, adding water to thin if required. You may also chop or dice and serve as a finger food meal.



I wasn't the best about making food ahead of time and freezing it when Jonah and Carson were little.  But this time around, I didn't have a choice.  I don't have time to puree Camden's food while I am getting dinner on the table for the rest of the family.  So, I have several favorites that I make every other week or so, and I freeze them in ice cube trays so that I can pop a few cubes out as the rest of dinner cooks, microwave (or thaw in the fridge), and Camden's veggie is ready to go.  He eats most of what we eat, but there are still a few veggies he is not fond of, so when I serve broccoli to my big boys, I give Camden acorn squash.  I still put some broccoli on his plate, because I know I need to keep trying to get him to eat it, but I want to make sure he has a full serving of veggies at dinner, and I know I can count on it if I feed him this puree.

Here are my favs in terms of ice cube trays and blenders...
Ninja blender from Bed, Bath and Beyond (with 20% off coupon)


Good Grips Ice Cube tray from BB&B also

I add a little brown sugar to mine, too, and he eats it up!  Enjoy!!!

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