Celery

Celery For Your Baby

You may be wondering if you can get celery to be soft enough for your baby. Of course you can and it is more nutritious than you think. There is a way of braising celery that brings out the flavor and changes the consistency to make it palatable for our chubby toothless friends. The best celery is organic celery. It has a really strong celery flavor, and once you taste it you may never go back to the conventionally grown stuff. Of course, finding organic celery can be difficult so just give braising a try with the celery that you find.

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When is baby ready?

8 months old

How to buy

Look for organic celery that is firm with few blemishes.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

Braised Celery

5 pounds celery cut into 2 inch long pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup water or stock (chicken, vegetable, or beef)
salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook the celery for 2 minutes. Add flour and sprinkle with salt and pepper or add salt and pepper at the end after you have reserved baby's portion. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes more. Add the water, bring to a boil, and then turn the heat to low. Cover and cook until celery is very tender. Mash up for baby consistency.

How to store

Celery will keep in the bottom of your fridge for 2 weeks.

Are there baby food jars?

No.

Should I buy organic?

Yes. 95% of celery sampled by the USDA contained pesticides.

Adult Recipe

same as baby recipe

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