This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Friday, September 11, 2009

Green Eggs for Baby

So, I've been wanting the book Super Baby Food, but my library doesn't have it and I am trying this new thing where I don't always run out and buy everything I want at all times...not as fun as it sounds.

So, I decided to come up with something of my own. Gwendolyn hated green beans and egg yolk was just too dry...but I wanted to give her both of these things. I also needed something hearty and nutritious that I could have on hand (in the freezer and fridge) for when I didn't have the time or energy to find, cook, and cut-up a good lunch for her. My Green Eggs and Quinoa is a SMASHING success!!!! I had heard about Quinoa (Keen-wa) and found mine at Costco. I'm sure this would work for other grains, such as Millet or Rice, too!

2-3 cups cooked Quinoa (Millet, Rice, etc.)
2+ cups of steamed green beans (reserve the cooking liquid!)
4 hard boiled egg yolks
Butter -or coconut oil- (to taste)
Sea Salt (to taste)

(Keep in mind...I have NO idea how to write or express a RECIPE. These amounts may or may not be good's just how I did it and it worked for me.)

  • Cook Quinoa (or other grain), set aside
  • Hard Boil Eggs and separate yolks, set aside
  • Steam Green Beans until tender, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Place green beans into Blender (or food processor) and add cooking liquid to make a pureed consistency.
  • Add Egg Yolks to Blender. you will need to add more green bean cooking liquid to maintain the moist, pureed consistency to the green bean/egg mixture.
  • Mix the Green Bean/Egg Puree into the Cooked Quinoa. add sea salt and butter to taste. I think these helped with partially disguising the strong green bean smell and taste.
I put mine into baby cubes and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Gwendolyn LOVED this little porridge and wanted a double portion. I did find that my batch seemed a little dry (probably not enough liquid in the puree) but she didn't mind and I just kept her sippy cup filled with water!


Sarah said...

ooo fun! I love that you are posting recipes. I should do this too. I have invented so many things over the past 7 months.

this grain is also in the cookbook we have from williams sonoma. In the same xategory as amaranth. A super grain with more protein than carbs or something...really good for you!

Good job mama. I will make some too!

The Shellenberger's said...

Love your blog! And I love that your coming up with healthy foods for baby, I'll have to try them out on Ty soon. Let me know when you want to do lunch!

Josh and Jenni said...

you are too cute! who knows what I will feed my child. :o)