First Time Mom and Losing It: Kabocha Squash and Chicken #DIY Baby Food #Recipe

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kabocha Squash and Chicken #DIY Baby Food #Recipe



I first heard about Kabocha squash from an email from Hungry-Girl. It tastes a lot like butternut squash but has a lot less calories. I was roasting some kabocha for myself for dinner so decided to take some and make some baby food for my then 8 month old. I had a hard time getting some protein in her so I decided to add in some roasted chicken breast.



Kabocha and Chicken Baby Food

Ingredients
  • 1/4 of a medium sized kabocha
  • 1 small chicken breast.
  • olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. With a spoon, scoop out all of the seeds and tough fibers from the inside of the kabocha.
  3. Lightly coat a baking pan with olive oil. Place kabocha flesh side down on baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or when a fork pierced in the middle goes though with ease.
  4. Season your chicken to your liking (I just use fresh ground pepper) and place on other baking sheet sprinkled with a tiny bit of olive oil. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink. Let rest 10 minutes then slice.
  5. Scoop out kabocha and place in blender/food processor with chicken. Pulse until you get the consistency your baby is used to. If it is too thick, you can add a little bit of purified water. For my toddler I just cut up the kabocha and chicken into bite sized pieces.
**I use my Bella Rocket Blender to make my baby food. It is similar to the magic bullet.

11 comments:

  1. I have never heard of that squash before. I will have to look it up and see if it grows in our area. I plant a garden with squashes that we put in the cellar to eat all winter.

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  2. Mmm looks so delicious and healthy! I haven't heard of kabocha either, but I do like butternut squash and spaghetti squash.

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  3. You make it look so easy. I've never actually opened squash in my life! So this would be interesting.

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  4. Oh, yum. I just bought a kabocha squash for the first time yesterday. How do you cook it for adults? The same? Just not pureed chicken? lol I was excited to see this post. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from http://www.heartofaphilanthropist.com

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to be making my own baby food this time around so I will be bookmarking this!

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  6. girl, you still makin me hungry :D

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  7. This is really a good idea. I never thought of doing this thing when my daughter was a baby. I bought ready made baby food that time. :( Also, I think, this will be a good diet food as well for those who are trying to cut back on eating and to have a good portion control.

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  8. That’s a healthy treat for the kids. Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe for squash and chicken baby food!

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  10. You make it look so easy!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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