Baby Food: Quinoa Beef and Veggies
Quinoa is a great first food to introduce to your baby. Alone, it isn’t very flavorful, but combined with tasty ingredients like beef, peas and carrots, it becomes a very tasty meal for you 6-9 month old. Adding more vegetable stock or water, you can puree to the desired consistency for your child’s needs.
Quinoa Beef & Veggies
Lisa @ Onceamonthmom.com
- 0.5 lb ground beef
- 0.5 cups quinoa, cooked per package directions
- 0.5 cups carrots, peeled and diced
- 0.5 cups frozen peas
- 2 Tbsp apple sauce
- 0.5 tsp thyme
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- additional water to thin puree if desired
Preheat oven to 400F. Place beef, carrots, peas, applesauce and thyme in casserole dish. Bake covered 45 minutes or until beef is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Add quinoa and vegetable stock and puree to desired consistency, adding water if needed. Serve warm.
Transfer mixture to a nonfreezer gallon bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and use it to pour/squeeze the purees into ice cube trays. DO NOT OVERFILL. Only fill each cube up to the sides and not overflowing the sides. Cover each tray with aluminum foil and label. Freeze for at least 24 hours before transferring to quart or gallon freezer bags for long-term storage.
Servings: 24 cubes
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann