Xmas is around the corner....and babies can also enjoy some Xmas meals.
Turkey can be given to your baby from 7 months of age. Here's a simple Christmas baby food recipe using turkey - remember to cook your baby's veggies without salt.
1 large turkey slice 1 cooked potato 1 medium cooked carrot 2 cooked broccoli florets
Blend the turkey in a food processor with water or homemade stock until fairly thin. Then add the potato (which will thicken the mixture) and the remaining veggies and puree to the desired consistency. Older babies, already comfortable with finger foods, can be given this meal cut up into bite-sized pieces.
Commercial gravies tend to be high in salt and are unsuitable for babies. If you would like to create a healthier gravy to accompany these Christmas baby food recipes, then simply take 4 oz (about 1/2 cup) of your cooked veggies and puree with 8 to 12 fl oz (around 1 to 1/2 cups) of the meat juices from the pan (assuming that your meat was not heavily seasoned with salt). Puree them together and serve - you can adjust these quantities to create a thinner or thicker gravy if you prefer.
Another option is to combine arrowroot with homemade chicken stock (1 tbsp arrowroot per 8 fl oz (1 cup) of stock). Pour into a small saucepan and heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. For a more robust flavour, stir in 1/2 tsp tomato puree.