So we’ve been pretty busy around here the last few months working on a fun new project: our video series, Cooking with Love Child. Watch as Love Child Organics’ founder, Leah Garrad-Cole, teaches you step-by-step how to make “superfood” baby food inspired by cooking for her young family, and Love Child Organics’ most popular products. And if you don’t have time to make your own, it’s ok! Life is busy, after all. You can always head to your local supermarket and pick up some Love Child and feel great about feeding it to your baby.
In today’s video, Leah shows us how to make her son’s favourite baby meal, Roasted Root Vegetable, Apple and Quinoa Puree. Subscribe to our You Tube channel below, to never miss a Cooking with Love Child segment!
Roasted Root Vegetable, Apple and Quinoa Puree
2 apples, variety of your choice, peeled and chopped into large chunks
1 small yam, peeled and chopped into small pieces (or sweet potato depending on what you call it- we mean the orange one!)
1 small beet, peeled and chopped into very thin pieces
1 teaspoon olive oil
Half an orange
3 tablespoons cooked quinoa
Pinch of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly oil a roasting tin and pour in the peeled and diced apples, yams and beets. Cover with a lid or with foil.
Roast the fruit and vegetables until they are soft. This will take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on how small you chopped everything.
Once cool enough to handle, puree the roasted apples and vegetables with the quinoa and a good squeeze of fresh juice from the orange.
Add pre-boiled water to thin the puree to the desired consistency.
Cool and serve.
Freeze extra puree in BPA free ice-cube trays or specialty baby food storage containers and use for future meals.