This works great as an iron-rich Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 baby food.
– Ground chicken – Olive oil – Dried thyme, oregano, or cumin, – Chicken broth – Additional baby food puree, optional: Add flavor and nutrients by mixing it with another puree.
Add the olive oil to a medium pan over medium heat. When warm, add the chicken. Break up with a wooden spoon.
Sprinkle with desired spice, if using, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat into small pieces until fully cooked and no longer pink.
Transfer meat to a blender with the broth and sweet potato, if using. Use reduced-sodium or no-sodium chicken broth. You can also use water, breastmilk, or formula if you prefer.
Blend well, starting on low and working up to high. Add more broth if needed to make a smooth puree.
Serve, or store in the fridge in ¼-cup portions or in the freezer for future use. It can be spread on toast, as pictured, and served as a finger food.
Combine the chicken puree with Carrot Puree, Pea Puree, Butternut Squash Puree, or even Avocado Puree. Or try any other baby food combination you think sounds good.
Puree very smooth to serve as a Stage 1 baby food. Puree less smooth to serve as a Stage 2 and 3 baby food.
To serve this for baby-led weaning, form the raw ground meat into little oval meatballs and cook in the pan for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.