Fall ushers in the harvest of pears, apples, and winter squash like butternut, hubbard, and acorn. These foods make some of the most beloved baby foods around. Not only are they packed full of nutrition with vitamin A, vitamin C, and even some calcium and iron, they also are quite tasty and easy to digest. If your baby is just beginning the journey into solid foods in the fall, she is truly lucky and in for a big treat! Here are a few recipes with a fall flair.
Baked Acorn Squash Bowls
(8 months +, or for those who have already been introduced to the ingredients and meats)
What you need:
1 Baking pan
1 Frying pan/skillet
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 acorn or butternut squash
2 tablespoons applesauce
Handful of raisins
Cinnamon (as you prefer)
Ginger (as you prefer)
Nutmeg (as you prefer)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Brown the turkey in a skillet, adding the spices to the meat.
Cut acorn or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds.
Wipe insides of the squash with butter or olive oil and add the raisins and the applesauce.
Spoon ground turkey into the squash halves.
Add 2-inches of water to a baking pan.
Place halves face up, shell down, in a pan
Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the shell/skin puckers and halves feel soft.
Serve as is in the shell to older toddlers (our kids LOVE this in the shell), or scoop out the meat, mash, then serve.