Yesterday I was working from home and it suddently dawned on me that my child was out of prepped meals!!! Eeeeek! It was almost lunchtime and I hadn’t even began looking at recipes to create an ingredients list and go shopping. So, what’s a mom to do?
I might add here that my babe is 5, just learning to self-feed and we have gone back to purees recently as she has shown an interest in self-feeding. Since we now know she is able to self-feed we wanted to establish that expectation that she can and will. So in recent weeks I have been pureeing her meals to a thick, sticky consistency that she can keep on the utensil and safely eat without worries of airway aspiration or occlusion. Super excited to share that she has now independently self-fed every meal for the past 3 weeks!! Once this habit is solidly established we will return to chewing foods for meals, but only doing chewing stuff for snack time during this transition. It’s recipes like this one that are my life-saver so I wanted to share for my foodie mommas following my blog 🙂 Please share with the mommas you know that would appreciate this post!
I began searching the pantry, fridge and deep freeze to see what I had on hand. I had brown rice, grassfed beef, spinach and some nuts. Sounds like a great well-rounded combination! Ha! I began throwing ingredients (including a frozen chunk of local grassfed beef) into the Instapot. 40 minutes later…voila!! The recipe is to follow 🙂
Place the following ingredients into the Instapot (all organic ingredients), set on high pressure for 40 minutes. Allow to cool and puree in food processor, adding broth or water as necessary to proper consistency for your child’s needs.
1.5 lb local grassfed ground beef
2 cups brown rice
Container of greens (I used spinach, probably 3 cups or so)
3 cups of beef broth
6 garlic cloves
1 onion, cut into rings
Handful of raw walnuts
Appx 3 tbsp hemp hearts and 3 tbsp chia seed ( I just grabbed some and threw them in)
Salt and season to taste
Point of this post: Keep it simple, silly! Don’t overthink it…just throw some real food in a pot and get to cooking!