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Mom” at Tiny Green Mom is excited to announce that the winner of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet Giveaway is Brian! We hope that you enjoy this phenomenal resource for making your own nutritious meals for your little ones. Thanks to everyone who entered this eco-fabulous giveaway!

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Enter to win your very own copy of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet! This resourceful new book will have your little one eating their vegetables and other nutritious foods with ease! Packed with healthy recipes that are quick and simple to make – this will become your go-to recipe book as your baby grows and matures. From December 21, 2010 – December 28th, 2010 you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

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Here is another simple, healthy and fast recipe from The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet! Baby carrots can also be cut into thin strips (julienned) and microwaved, steamed, or simmered until very soft and served as finger food. When cooked or served with a little unsalted butter, the fat helps the body absorb the carrots’ vitamin A.

7 months: Orange You Cute Carrot and Sweet Potato

Ingredients

4 baby carrots

1⁄4 cup (60 g) peeled, cubed, and cooked sweet potato

3 tablespoons (45 ml) water

Preparation

Cut the carrots lengthwise, then in half, and place in a small glass bowl with the cooked sweet potato and water. Cover and microwave on high 2 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then purée in a blender or mash with a fork. Use apple juice, breast milk, or formula if needed to achieve desired consistency.

Yield: 4 baby servings, 2 tablespoons (30 g) each

Each serving contains: 12.8 calories; 0.0 g total fat; 0.0 g saturated fat; 0.0 mg cholesterol; 7.1 mg sodium; 3.0 g carbo-hydrates; 0.5 g dietary fiber; 0.3 g protein; 5.0 mg calcium; 0.1 mg iron; 3009.2 IU vitamin A; and 2.1 mg vitamin C.

*Recipe and image courtesy of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet.*

Fresh from The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet comes a lovely pairing of two kid-pleasing favorites! Seckel pears are delicious, miniature-sized pears that are in season between August and January. Given their size, they’re ideal for making baby food purées, and because they are naturally sweet, babies love them! Pears are also a rich source of nutrients.

6 months: Yummy Apple-Pear Purée

Ingredients

1 ripe Seckel pear or 1⁄2 pear of another variety

1⁄4 cup (60 g) unsweetened applesauce

1⁄4 cup (60 ml) unsweetened apple juice

Preparation

Peel, core, and chop the pear. Put it into a small saucepan with the applesauce and cook covered on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until mixture is soft. Allow mixture to cool slightly, then add to blender with juice and whip into a smooth purée.

This recipe, covered tightly, will last for 2 days in the refrigerator.

Yield: 4 baby servings, 2 tablespoons (30 g) each

Each serving contains: 28.4 calories; 0.0 g total fat; 0.0 grams saturated fat; 0.0 mg cholesterol; 1.0 mg sodium; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g dietary fiber; 0.1 g protein; 6.1 mg calcium; 0.1 mg iron; 9.5 IU vitamin A; and 3.7 mg vitamin C.

*Recipe courtesy of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet.*

Introducing your little one to spices and unique flavors is easy when using recipes from The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet! Most babies like the taste of a mild curry, but you can omit the spice if you wish. Also, a thicker purée can be achieved by reducing the amount of breast milk or formula.

9 months: Curried Peas, Lucky Me!

Ingredients

1⁄4 cup (33 g) frozen peas

1 heaping tablespoon (15 to 20 g) plain yogurt

1⁄8 teaspoon mild curry powder

1⁄4 cup (60 ml) breast milk or formula

Preparation

Cook and drain frozen peas according to package instructions. Mix together all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 10 to 15 seconds, until warm. Mash with a fork and serve.

Yield: 2 baby servings, 2 tablespoons (30 g) each

Each serving (if using breast milk) contains: 42.0 calories; 1.7 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 5.8 mg cholesterol; 10.6 mg sodium; 5.0 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g dietary fiber; 1.5 g protein; 24.4 mg calcium; 0.3 mg iron; 152.5 IU vitamin A; and 2.7 mg vitamin C.

*Recipe and image courtesy of The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet.*