Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's All Orange to Me #2

And here are the carrots, you can see how I got it all mixed up with the pumpkin...or can you? The carrot is clearly a darker and deeper colour of orange!

Of course, this mix-up is unlikely to happen again as all of the cubes are neatly stored in their clearly labeled freezer bags for longer-term storage. Removing the cubes and transferring to a zip-lock bag is good for 2 reasons:

1. It frees up the trays so you can use them to cook and freeze something else, and

2. The food stays fresh for longer.

Note: 1 tray of frozen puree cubes - that's 21 cubes - is about 2 month's supply when bubs is having a cube now and then and about 1 month's supply when they are really eating up a storm and having a couple of these same cubes a few times a week.

Recipe for Pureed Carrots:
For 7 cubes or to fill 1 row of the mumi&bubi BPA-free freezing tray, use 250g or 2 medium carrots.
For 21 cubes or to fill the entire tray, use 750g or 6 medium carrots.
-peel and wash carrots, then dice.
-Lightly steam or gently simmer in a saucepan with 2-3 tablespoons of boiling water until tender. Cover and allow to cool. Mash with a fork for older babies or puree using some of the reserved cooking water with a handheld blender or food processor.
-spoon portions into the premium freezing tray, cover with the lid and freeze.

Nutritional Information for Carrots:
Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A and are good for your baby's eyesight and skin. One cup of raw carrots has only 52 calories and is a good source of insoluble fibre.

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