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Kale Spinach Applesauce For Kids (Healthy Power Greens Apple Puree Baby/Toddler Food)

This Kale Spinach and Applesauce is also a great Baby Food Puree. It is high in iron and a perfect puree that's packed with vitamins and minerals, for babies, toddlers, even adults!




Since iron reserves start to diminish in babies when they hit 6 months old, feeding them iron rich foods, such as spinach, is a great way to processed foods that are "iron fortified" and give them the natural, healthy nutrients their bodies need.



If your kids are turned off by the green color, then spooning it into reusable pouches, is a great way to hide the color. Once it's in the pouch, the applesauce is so sweet and delish with that dash of cinnamon, you can hardly taste the greens in it, and the kids will never know ;)



You can even add in 1 cup berries to hide the green color, steamed carrot or peas, avocado, or even steamed zucchini for added nutrients!



I almost always make a double batch and portion them out to freeze for later!



Then, I just pop one in the fridge the night before, to thaw, so it's perfect for serving the next day.




 I take any left over greens and blend them up in my Healthy Fruit & Veggie Muffins.




Kale Spinach Applesauce

Ingredients
  • 4 organic gala apples, washed, peeled, cored, and sliced 
  • optional add-ins: 1 cup berries, 1 avocado, 1 cup steamed zucchini, carrot or peas, etc.
  • 2.5 oz (about 2 1/2 cups) organic power greens or baby kale or baby spinach, thoroughly washed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Once water has come to a boil, place the chopped apples (and any additional add-ins) into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and steam for 5 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Add the spinach on top of the apples and cook for 1 more minute. Reserve steamer water and let cool slightly. 

Using a food processor, blender, or immersion blender, purée apples, greens cinnamon and about 1/3-1/2 cup of water, adding more as needed, until smooth, adding more water to achieve your desired consistency.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or spoon into individual portions, like an ice cube tray and store in an airtight container in the freezer for 3-4 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.