Baby Food: Chicken, Peas and Quinoa

On July 24, 2012 by Kelly

If you haven’t tried making your 9-12 month old babies food, here is a simple recipe to get started. ¬†Combining the protein-packed goodness of quinoa, with the simple flavors of peas and chicken, this will soon become your baby’s favorite meal! By pureeing to the texture and consistency for your own baby’s needs, this recipe is customisable to the changing eating needs of you little one.

Chicken, Peas and Quinoa




Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken, peas, applesauce and garlic salt in baking dish. Cover and bake 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Place baked chicken and peas mixture in blender and add quinoa. Blend until desired consistency is reached, adding water if necessary.

Freezing Directions:

Transfer mixture to a non-freezer gallon bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and use it to pour/squeeze the purees into ice cube trays. DO NOT OVERFILL. Only fill each cube up to the sides and not overflowing the sides. Cover each tray with aluminum foil and label. Freeze for at least 24 hours before transferring to quart or gallon freezer bags for long-term storage.

Servings: 16 cubes


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  1. This looks great! I’m not clear on one thing though – is it 1 cup of cooked quinoa or is it 1 cup uncooked which then you cook it according to the package directions?

  2. I’m going to try this recipe but put it in the Crockpot… hopefully it turns out well! I featured this recipe on my blog as part of a DIY baby food post – can’t wait to try it!

    1. Nikkie – What beautiful little babes you have! I can see how making your own baby food is a must! Stay tuned as we roll out more of our own baby food series in the next month or so! Let us know how this works in the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing on your blog!

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