Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chicken with Red Peppers and Barley for Baby

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Our latest adventure involves one of my absolute favorite veggies: The Red Bell Pepper. I’m a pepper freak. Big Brother’s a pepper freak. It was time to see if Little Bean would follow suit.

His reaction was priceless. This was one of my favorite adventures yet.….

Red Peppers been on sale at my local stores and I’ve gone a little nutty. There’s about 6 more in my fridge right now!

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Clean and Cut
Take the seeds out and cut in chunks.

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Puree
You shouldn’t need to add any water.

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Add Chicken
I used about an ounce of a leftover breast that I cut up.

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Puree Again

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Add Barley
Or Brown Rice to get to your babies desired consistency.

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Chicken with Red Peppers and Barley!
It was good! I tried it. :)

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Little Bean was ready
Especially after his Oat O’s Appetizer.

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He caught a glimpse
It definitely LOOKED different than his normal lunch.

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Ohh no, no, no.

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Flavor too strong?
Let’s try mixing!

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Chicken with Red Peppers, Barley and Avocado
Peppers really do pack a punch. I thought the creaminess of the avocado would tone it down a notch.

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Not quite.
Time to bring out my secret baby food weapon.

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Applesauce

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Dip Spoonfuls
I decided not to mix it in, but do the coating technique instead. Take a spoonful of the stronger, less-sweet food and dip it in the applesauce.

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Not bad, Momma!

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Not bad at all, Kid!
He ate so good!

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And he was happy!

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Store Leftovers
I mixed the applesauce in and stored it for tomorrows lunch.

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He’s becoming quite the experienced diner. ;)

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    Catherine

    December 12, 2011

    That last picture is so adorable!! Reply

    Camille

    December 12, 2011

    That pic of him eatin the Oat o's or whatever they're called is tooooo cute! Reply

    Barbara

    December 13, 2011

    great little eater. Hopes he stays that way. My chldren (now older alot) ate everything and still do. Reply