My son has moved past the stage of eating solely pureed food. Now…what to do with all that frozen food I’ve made?
Here’s some uses I’ve discovered:
Carrot puree–all those frozen pureed carrots are great to add extra veggies to lunches and dinners. Just the other night we had leftover pulled pork and I thawed two carrot cubes and a green bean cube, stirred them into the pork, and added a bit of BBQ sauce. Easy way to add veggies (especially since carrots are one of the few veggies my daughter doesn’t like.)
Butternut squash puree- I make butternut squash risotto at least every other week during the fall and winter. I was addicted to it when I was pregnant with my son. It’s SO yummy! I discovered that I could stir in a couple butternut squash cubes during the middle of the cooking, and it gave it an even richer taste.
Sweet potato puree- believe it or not, stirring a cube into your oatmeal is delicious! Add some maple syrup and cinnamon and then it’s divine.
Broccoli puree- pretty tasty added to a hot bowl of clam chowder or creamy potato soup. Gives it that creamy broccoli taste.
Pea puree- I’ve been known to add it to left over risotto for some added protein.
Not to forget all that fruit I’ve made and stored in the freezer. Here’s some other uses:
Prune Pudding-put two cubes in a bowl for “prune pudding.” Both of my kiddos LOVE this treat. It thaws very quickly, and it’s a nice cold snack on hot days. I like this one too!
Mangoes, strawberries, apples, pears, etc.- perfect for making smoothies.
The possibilities are really endless. Please share any ideas you have! I plan to continue making pureed food with leftover fruits and veggies so I always have them on hand to add to meals.