As the weather turns frosty, your baby will want nothing more than to stay snuggly and warm. Yes, winter blues affect even the littlest ones in the family, and we all seek a little comfort (or comfort food) around the holidays.
Fortunately, we can think of a few recipes to have your baby feeling toasty in no time. A hearty broth goes a long way in the fall and winter, and it can be filled with heat-producing nutrients. Not only will your baby benefit from healthy vegetables, but he or she will also get a blast of protein from a meat-based soup.
Here’s a recipe for a classic feel-good soup to get you started:
Baby Chicken Soup Makes about 1²∕³ cups or thirteen 1-ounce servings
½ cup chicken breast, cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces
2 ounces carrots, peeled and cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces
2 ounces celery, peeled and cut into ½- to 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley, hard stems discarded
225 ml water
Put the chicken, carrots, celery and parsley into the work bowl fitted with the steam blade and cover bowl with lid.
Add the water to the steam/bottle warming chamber and set the measuring cup in its place.
Close the lid to lock and then turn the dial to steam.
Once the light goes out indicating the steaming is complete turn the dial to chop. Pulse several times to break up and then process continuously until completely smooth, about 20 to 25 seconds.
Allow to cool before serving. If not using immediately, refrigerate for up to three days or freeze in individual portions for convenience.