Apple Apricot Puree

I LOVE this simple puree because it works for the entire family.  You can use it for baby mixed with oatmeal in the morning or mixed with other purees throughout the day.  But why I love it so much is because it is so versatile and works for my toddler and myself as well!

This puree can be added to oatmeal, spread on toast, muffins, pancakes, waffles and more.  We especially love it on french toast with a drizzle of real maple syrup!

Make up a batch and store in the fridge in a glass jar, or freeze to use later.

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Ingredients:

-4 Large apples (I use organic Gala)

-20 dried apricots

To make:

Peel apples and chop into pieces of the same size.  Add water to a pot with a steamer tray and steam the apples until soft but not mushy.

In another pot add your apricots with just enough water to cover them.  Bring to a boil and then simmer until soft.

Add the softened apples and apricots to your blender, reserving the cooking liquid.   Add roughly 3/4 cup (total) of the cooking water from either the apples or apricots or a mixture of both.  Blend until you get a nice consistency.  (You may have to stop the blender and move the fruit around and start again until it all gets blended).  You can also add more liquid if needed.

Put your puree in a glass jar and store in the fridge or you can freeze in individual containers for your baby for later.

Yum yum.

Avocado Yogurt with “Sprinkles”

This is another great one for toddlers and older children, and so simple!

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Ingredients:

1/2 Avocado

2 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt

1/2 Tsp. Honey

1/4-1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon

Fresh Raspberries

Pinch of Hemp Seeds (aka “sprinkles”)  

To Make:

Mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado in a bowl.  Add 2 heaping Tbsp. of greek yogurt, 1/2 Tsp. Honey, 1/4 to 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon (depending on tastes), fresh raspberries and a big pinch of Hemp Seeds. (Don’t forget to exclaim loudly with a big smile on your face… “Mmmmmmm! SPRINKLES!!!!”     Oh Moms…. we know what it’s all about   😉

*Note – You can also make a much simpler version of this for your baby using only the Avocado and Greek Yogurt.

A great versatile breakfast for the little peeps in your family!

Overnight Oats

These jars are so versatile and great to prepare in the evening (all of 5 minutes) and pop in the fridge for breakfast the next morning.  It starts with a base recipe in a mason jar and you can add whatever toppings you like.  These are a staple in our house and make mornings a little less hectic!  My toddler loves these.

Ingredients (For the base): Makes 1 jar

3/4 cup Almond milk (or milk alternative)

1/3 cup Oats

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1 Tsp. Honey

1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in the jar, pop on the lid and shake to combine.  Put in the fridge overnight.  In the morning pop off the lid, throw some of your favourite toppings in and grab a spoon!  That’s right….we eat ours right out of the jar.  Easy. Simple.

Some topping ideas include:  Greek Yogurt, Blackberries & Shredded Coconut, Strawberries & Dark Chocolate chips and Banana & Sliced Almonds.   The possibilities are endless.  Get creative!

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