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Old 06-12-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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Recipes using babyfood

Sounds weird I know. We were on WIC and the last month that my son got it, they had changed things. We got a ton of rice and oatmeal cereal and something like 34 jars of babyfood (fruits and veggies). Problem is my son has never eaten babyfood. He hates it. I tried to substitute but they told me I had to get him to eat solids. He does...just not pureed solids.

Anything I can make using either the cereal or the babyfood? I was thinking pancakes or something I could make a finger food out of so that it would be easy for my one year old to eat. He doesn't let us feed him so it has to be something he can pick up, as he hasn't quite figured out the spoon yet.

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Here's a recipe for baby cereal pancakes:
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/babycerealpancakes.htm

If you have sweet potato baby food, here's a recipe for Sweet Potato Pankcakes:
http://www.recipelink.com/mf/31/36300

Baby food bread:
http://www.grouprecipes.com/60163/baby-food-bread.html

My computer is being very slow right now or I would see if I could find more. I haven't actually made any of these just FYI. Good luck!
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Re: Recipes using babyfood

You can use applesauce in muffins and other quick breads, so I imagine these could do the same. Often it is used to replace the oil/butter and still keep the food nice and moist.
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If you buy the fruit ones you could use them in smoothies.
Also isn't applesauce a replacement for oil in recipes.
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Oh gosh, I used/use the sweet potatoes in pancakes along with some cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

I add pureed carrots to my spaghetti sauce, meat loaf, taco meat.
The squash to mac and cheese.

You can hide some many veggies!
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Re: Recipes using babyfood

I used to put all kinds of veggie baby food in my spaghetti sauce! DH is a veggie-phobic so it was a great way to incorporate the fiber and vitamins without him knowing. It works with pretty much all of them without affecting the flavour much (especially good with sweet potato, green beans, squash).

The corn one I used to incorporate into things like Chicken pot pie. Just think of what you'd use the whole veggie for, then add that jar of food!

As for the fruits, they work perfectly in pies to add moisture, in crumbles, they add a wonderful sauce without a lot of sugar. You can even warm them and pour over ice cream to make a sundae.

The only one I didn't figure out how to use was the meat mixes. Yuck!
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