Pork, Green Beans, and Potatoes
Pork is a simple meat that can be easy for babies to eat and enjoy. If your family is having pork roast or pork chops for dinner, save a piece of the unseasoned meat to purée for your baby. Make sure to cut out any gristle or tough parts before chopping up the meat. As with all meats you serve your baby, make sure that the pork is thoroughly cooked.
½ cup cooked pork, chopped
½ cup green beans (fresh or frozen)
1 cup water
1 small potato (or ½ large potato)
Wash and peel the potato. Cut into small pieces and place into a saucepan.
Break off the ends of the green beans (if fresh) and pull the strings off the sides. Cut into small pieces. Place in the saucepan with the potato pieces.
Add enough water to cover the potato and string bean pieces. Bring the water to a boil; then simmer until the potatoes and beans are very tender, about 15 minutes.
Place the beans, potatoes, and pork in a food processor or blender and purée for 30 seconds.
Add cooking water, breastmilk, or formula, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make the mixture smoother. Continue puréeing until smooth.
Foods Made with Breastmilk
Unlike mixtures made with cow's milk or formula, foods thinned with breastmilk tend to get thinner over time if they sit because the natural compounds in breastmilk, such as lipase, tend to break down the food and cause it to become thinner. This means that it's better to mix foods with breastmilk right before serving them.