Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kale, the Super Food!

I want to preface this post by saying that I do not think that parents who give their children jarred food are bad, nor do I think that jarred food is bad. In fact, when I am in a crunch, or when we are traveling, my son eats jarred food. This is just something I choose to do for my child, and enjoy it, and am sharing what I am doing with you.

So Kale, delicious, chewy, Kale! I made this, tasted it, and turned to my husband to inform him that he should expect this on some pasta at some point because it was just that good. It tastes like a Kale pesto, just to give you an idea. This is from Tyler Florence's book, some some variation to cater to my son's taste preferences.

This made 2 ice cube trays, and 2 jars of food for immediate consumption.

half pound of cleaned, and chopped green beans
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
8 kale leaves, washed, stemmed, and chopped
2 Cups of vegetable stock
6 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp of olive oil

Chop the green beans, slice the sweet potatoes, and chop the kale. Put all into a large pot.

Once all the vegetables are into the pot, add the stock and bring to a boil. I am not going to lie, this takes a few minutes to cook. You want to cook this down significantly until the kale is silky, the potatoes are cooked, and the green beans are cooked. This is what the progression looks like

Beginning to cook
Cooking down, but potatoes need more time

 Then place all the ingredients into the blender, add the Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Puree until desired consistency is reached. You HAVE to taste this. I am not going to lie, I ate 2 spoonfuls of this, and like I said, then shoved one into my husband's mouth.

My baby had this for lunch today and really enjoyed it! It feels really great being able to feed him these foods. Enjoy!


  1. Um. That DOES sound amazing! I will have to try it.

  2. LOVE this blog. I am passing this onto all my friends with little ones.

  3. Thanks! I am so glad you are enjoying. Please share with anyone you think would also enjoy this, and feel free to follow me!