Dried Fig Puree

I realize figs are not the most common first fruit to give babies, but they’re one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber and have the highest overall mineral content of common fruits. Their soft texture and the crunch of their teeny tiny seeds will give an interesting mouth feel for little ones.

Being the crazy frugal shopper that I am, after paying $4 at the farmer’s market for 8 perfectly ripe figs, I wanted to see how much they were at my local supermarket. Eight dollarsĀ for 6! I was kind of shocked, but it’s proof again that when you shop at your local farmer’s market not only is the produce you’re getting superior to what you can buy in a store, but you’re also saving money.

I served this puree to Kenya by itself and he loved it. I even had him try it on top of yogurt and cottage cheese, again a total hit!

Fig Puree

Fig Puree

Makes about 1/3 cup

Good for ages 6-9 months

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried figs or fresh figs

Instructions

  1. If using dried figs, cover them with hot water for 20-30 minutes to soften.
  2. Place the figs in the Baby Bullet and pulse until smooth. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

 

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About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

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