It’s Christmas season and Franklin gets his first stomach bug. Coming out of both ends for a week so here I am needing to keep him in the BRAT diet and refusing to pay $1.50 for a jar of applesauce.
I’m loving the Pacific brand of Bone Broth so I use this instead of water when cooking any meals right now for him. Good way to add extra nutrients into his food.
1/2 cup of bone broth
6 peeled and cubed apples
Baby cereal ( I like Rice cereal since it’s easier to digest)
Put the broth and apples in a pot to simmer on low heat. The goal is to basically steam the apples with the broth so a little bit will do.
Once the apples start to soften add the spices slowly. You don’t need a whole lot since their taste buds are still sensitive to new flavors.
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Once the apples are soft, move the mixture to the blender/baby bullet/food processor. I use a baby bullet and I have to usually split the mixture into a couple of batches so it can fit. Add the rice cereal to the mixture before blending it. The amount will vary depending on how much liquid you have in the blender but you want enough to create a think consistency.
Blend away until there are no more chunks left then pour into your containers.
Remember to freeze everything that you won’t consume in 3 days. So if applesauce is only for lunch then only put three in the fridge and the rest in the freezer.