Stage 4

This recipe sets the stage for a great lunch date for mom and baby!

  • 2 tbsp  lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato, diced
  • 3/4 cup kale, chopped thin
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1  garlic clove, diced (optional)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cup chicken stock
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In medium pot, sauté onion, carrot, celery until just softened, add garlic and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes additional. Add stock, sweet potato, lentils, tomato, and bay leaf bring to boil then reduce heat to medium low heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add kale and season with salt and pepper if desired, continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes. For older babies or toddlers, serve as is. You can puree half or all of the soup for desired consistency.

Recipe Yields: 6 Servings

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and store any extras in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Kale offers a wealth of nutrition! This reciepe is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.

Stage 5

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a healthy alternative to high fat, greasy potato chips!

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 small lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (optional)

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean kale in cold water. Using a salad spinner or towels, dry leaves well. Remove ribs and tear into bit size pieces. Using the Puree & Simple™ Blender (or in a blender or food processor) pulse red pepper flakes, lemon juice and cashews until they are crumbled up but not creamy.  In a large bowl, coat the kale pieces with the cashew mixture and lay out on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and place in the oven. Cook time will be 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check the kale after 30 minutes to ensure it is not drying out and flip if necessary. Transfer to cooling rack and serve when cool.

Recipe Yields: 6 Servings

Store kale chips in air tight container for up to 1 week.

Kale is low in calories and has many nutritional benefits. It is also an excellent source of vitamins and dietary fiber.