Tuesday, October 18, 2016

pumpkin spice baby food...

Adults shouldn't have all the fun this PSL season. Errrr PS season? Would it be just "PS"? Because babies don't really need the "L" part of the "PSL" thing. Shoot, we just got really complicated.

Do over? BABIES NEED PUMPKIN SPICED THINGS TOO! Theeeeeeeeeeeere we go. You still on board? Babies need to feel the joy that is pumpkin and spice and all things fall, amiright? They need to know that come September and October, pumpkins take over the world and bring about happiness to all the land. We've already been teaching Luke this truth for two years now. Totally. (What the heck am I talking about? Somebody stop me...)

Here's the thing though- they definitely don't need a bunch of processed yuckies or a butt load of sugar. They just need some good, healthy, wholesome yummies made with love. I mean if I'm honest, we all sort of do. But babies most of all, because babies.

I have always tried to make all of Luke's solid foods, from the get go. Sometimes I can't (#reallife) and brands like Plum Organics and such make in into the diaper bag. Then guilt creeps in and I get real with myself- it's so easy to make him really nutrient dense snacks! I should stop being lazy and get back on track with that one.

We all love this puree! It's easy, FAST as can be to whip up, and really satisfies that "sweet" craving and "PS.....L" need, for us all! PLUS when we need to head out, I put some in our favorite reusable pouches and we're good to go.

Makes about 1 cup (depending on the size of your banana)
For printable recipe, click here

  • 1/2 ripe large banana
  • 3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice if you've tested all the spices included in your brand on your baby)

1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth!

2. Store in an air tight container in the fridge and add to your desired food pouch when you need a snack on the go.

I love, prefer and have only used these pouches, Luke's entire life. They're easy, work great and Luke loves em! They zip closed (and open) from the bottom, have an easy to twist on (and off) top and work just like your standard food pouches you buy at the store. They hold about 5 ounces worth of puree which works great as a quick snack for Luke!

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