Homemade Apricot, Banana And Cinnamon Porridge Recipe for reusable food pouches by Little Mashies
Why is apricot a great baby food choice for reusable food pouches?
Apricots are extremely nutrient rich fruit for baby food. They are rich in beta carotene, vitamin C and lycopene and have the high level of iron. They act as a gentle laxative and also help in brain development. Apricots provide great flavour to otherwise bland dishes and are absolutely delicious mixed with yoghurt for breakfast, or chicken for dinner. Have you tried baking apricots before you puree them into babyfood? If not then I really suggest you give it a go... the whole family will love it!
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup apricots, pitted and diced
3 cups water
Step 1: In a medium pot, bring water to boil. Add steel cut oats and stir. Bring to boil. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the oats have cooked through. Quick oats will take less time than traditional oats.
Step 2: Place apricots in small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for 10-20 minutes.
Step 3: Combine all ingredients in the food processor and serve pureed.
Step 4: If preparing your baby food recipe in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or spoon it straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches and then store them in the fridge or freezer. For instructions on how to fill a refillable pouch you can read our blog. For info on how long to freeze specific baby foods for we have the information here.
Step 5: Label and date your homemade pouches so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies yoghurt and baby food pouches so that you can write all the details.
Step 6: To clean your reusable food pouches you can check out our Little Mashies video here. Little Mashies are see through when held towards light, so it is very easy to see that all of the food is washed out. Because of the specifically designed curved shape, all of the food washes straight out when held upside down under a tap. Little Mashies can also be used in the dishwasher and steam sterilisers, and are BPA free, Phthalate Free, and PVC free.
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My Little Lady Loves These
POSTED BY CLARE S
My little lady (almost one) has always been a pretty good eater, however once she decided that she wanted to feed herself it became tricky to get enough into her. She wouldn't let me feed her a good breakfast or anything that involved me using a spoon! So that basically meant no porridge or cereal, smoothies, soups, lentils etc... I always did a combo of baby lead weaning and me feeding her, however her Independent (show off) little brothers food was looking all to good and I was struggling to find ways to get her to eat without it all ending up a big mess on the floor or in the hi chair and not enough in her tummy. Then along came little mashies! Wow, what a difference! I can put anything in these puppies and she loves it!! Thanks so much for creating these pouches they are so easy to fill, and my little girl is happily feeding herself more veggies then I could ever imagine!! Hello, green smoothies!
Freedom To Offer Any Kind of Food
POSTED BY TAYA
We have a 15mo who is lactose intolerant. Sourcing snacks on the go can be hard, and his options are limited. By using the Pouches we have more freedom in what we can offer him, as well as confidence that there isn't going to be a recall.
I love These
POSTED BY HAYLEY
I love these and so do my children. My little 8month old goes crazy when she sees it. My older daughter loves it when I put chia seed pudding with pureed fruit in them....so do I. Cant recommend enough.