Butter makes everything better! Especially for a baby’s first tastes, butter helps them find vegetables much more acceptable. My son loved cauliflower pureed with butter, and now, plain cauliflower is one of his favorite finger foods. Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, and butter provides healthy saturated fats for their growing brains along with vitamin D. The collagen in this recipe is key. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, helping to grow our bone, skin, teeth, hair and nails. Children need high quantities of collagen to ensure proper growth. Plus, it is the easiest form of protein to digest. A study also showed that glycine in the evening can improve sleep quality. So, this meal would be a great dinner because a good night’s sleep for baby is a good night’s sleep for the parents too!
- 1 lb vegetables (cauliflower, daikon radish, parsnips, broccoli, green beans, peas, etc.)
- 8 scoops grass-fed collagen powder
- 8 TBSP grass-fed butter
1. Cut the vegetable of choice off the stalk (if applicable). Cube your vegetable into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. In boiling water, steam or boil the vegetables for 7 minutes.
3. Add the vegetables to the blender, and blend for 30 seconds.
4. Then, add the butter and collagen, and blend again until smooth.
5. Spoon about a 1/2 cup or 4 oz of the food into a breast milk bag. Flatten the bag, label with the date and description, and freeze. Repeat this process until all of the batch is stored.