Beets have a surprisingly sweet flavor and mix really well with plain or vanilla yogurt. Beets are full of disease-fighting antioxidants, folate, manganese, fiber and potassium. They are also known to help promote healthy liver function. Conventionally grown beets have higher nitrate levels, buy organic whenever possible. You may notice a little red color in your baby’s diaper after eating beets, this is totally normal and nothing to worry about. Look for beets that are firm, have a deep purple color and fresh greens. Whole beets will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Beets stain, take care when preparing and serving.
This recipe is suitable for babies 10-12 months and up, toddlers, big kids and adults. Always make sure the consistency of your baby's food is one she can handle and before combining food make sure your baby has tried each one individually first.
What you'll need:
2 medium beets
2 cups of whole milk plain or vanilla yogurt (about 4 small containers)
*Cut off beet greens and discard. Wash beets thoroughly under cold running water, peel and chop.
*Pour purified water into a pot until it is about 2 inches deep and bring to a boil over high heat. Place beets in steamer basket and put into the pot. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam for 12-15 minutes until tender.
*Puree until smooth using an immersion blender or food processor.
*Let cool, mix with the yogurt and serve or store.
*Beet puree mixed with yogurt can be stored in an air tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.+ Add to my Recipe Box