Best for Babies 8+ Months Old
On Wednesday night I made Fraya Berg’s recipe for Cabbage and Apple Baby Food. I was intrigued by the combination of red cabbage, golden raisins, and apples. I never would have thought to combine those ingredients, but the combination is genius. The cabbage and fiber add an even more powerful punch of vitamin-C and fiber to the applesauce, yet the mixture still tastes like applesauce, which so many babes love. I doubled the recipe and used Gala apples instead of Golden Delicious (I think Gala make a richer, tastier applesauce). I also chopped the ingredients instead of shredding them; I wanted the texture to be chunkier and I find it relaxing to chop produce. Mason tried it for the first time at lunch yesterday and he loved it. My variation of Fraya’s recipe is below. (Note: It’s so rich in fiber that it’s best to give to babes at least nine months old.) Can’t wait to hear what your babe thinks!
2 organic Gala apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups fresh red cabbage, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons organic golden raisins
1. Bring water in a saucepan to a boil. Add apple, cabbage, and raisins together until tender, reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 12 minutes.
2. Strain and puree the ingredients in a food processor or blender until you reach desired texture.
3. Cool and freeze extras for up to three months.
Yield: 16 ounces of puree