Homemade Applesauce: (or pear or peach sauce- the same!)Peel and core your apples, then slice into chunks. Put into a pot and cover the bottom with water (usually about 1/4 of a cup for 4ish apples) and sprinkle with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Let simmer on high for 20 minutes. Use a potato masher or blender for desired consistency. If using in baking, blend till smooth.
Plantain Chips: Slice a plantain into thin pieces. Place them onto parchment paper. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes until crispy. Make several at once then save the chips and eat them over a few days. I think this is similar to eating banana ice cream, so I would just eat a handful of the chips and not an entire plantain (otherwise, just eat a piece of fruit!).
Note- for younger babies cut them thicker- maybe between 1/2 an inch to an inch. They're easier to eat!
Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Apple Hash:
Grilled Asparagus with Garlic Infused Brown Butter:
Place 1/2 a stick of butter in a pan on medium high heat, along with 2 minced garlic cloves. Heat (swirling the pan every minute or so) until butter changes to a deeper yellow color and begins to brown.
Grill asparagus on a grill or grill pan until bright green and to your desired crunchiness (softer is better with littles). Pour butter over and serve.
For littles you can serve just the tips, or use a vegetable peeler to shave off pieces for your babe.