The Recipe Space

I decided to breastfeed my son and was fortunate enough to do so exclusively until he started eating solids at 6 months old.  As a first time parent I really had no idea what kind and how much solid food babies need at certain ages.  I decided that I wanted to make my son’s food (which is simple to do, easy to store, and much cheaper than store bought food).  I purchased The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers and found it very helpful. 

I plan to regularly share recipes that my little guy likes and hopefully your family will also enjoy.  So to kick this blog series off I will start with a recipe that is currently my son's favorite.

Salmon and Sweet Potato Frittata---For 9-12 month olds

Homemade baby food using fresh fruits and vegetables.

Ingredients:

-1 medium sweet potato peeled and cubed

 -3 whole eggs

-2 tablespoons whole milk

-1/2 pound fresh salmon fillet, baked and shredded

-1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions:

1)   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

2)   Place the cubed sweet potato in a pot of boiling water.  Boil for 5 minutes or until soft.  Drain and let cool.

3)   In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.  Stir in the cooled sweet potato and the cooked salmon

4)   Heat the butter in a medium 8-inch oven-safe dish over medium heat until melted (or place in oven and let melt).  Pour in egg-salmon mixture and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the egg has set and does not jiggle.

***Good source of protein, vitamins B12 and D, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium vitamins A and E, folate, and zinc.

Nutrients Per Serving: 1 serving: 1/8 recipe (1 ounce of cooked fish) –Calories: 94.6 and provides approximately 1 vegetable serving and 1.5 protein servings for infants 9 to 12 months.