1/2 Cup cubed cooked Beef
1 Peeled Potato*
1/4 Cup Shelled Fresh or Frozen Peas**
1 Peeled Carrot***
1 Stalk of Celery
1/4 Cup Uncooked Macaroni****
4 Cups of Water 1/4 Cup Formula or Breast Milk (Whole Milk can be used for babies over 12 months)
Wash the carrot, celery & peas thoroughly. Chop carrot, potato & celery very fine. Simmer veggies in a small saucepan for 20 minutes. Add macaroni & cook for 10 minutes longer or until very soft. Cool until able to handle. Drain veggies, but save the water.***** Mash or puree veggies & beef with Formula, Breast Milk or the saved water. Serve, refrigerate or freeze.
*Potatoes are a good source of Complex Carbohydrates.
**Fresh vegetables are always best, but frozen are the next best thing. Canned vegetables are not as high in vitamins & minerals, because like cooked vegges, some of the nutrients have leaked into the water.
***Carrots are very good source of Vitamin A & Potassium.
****Macaroni is also a good source of Complex Carbohydrates.
*****The cooking water contains vitamins & minerals that have “leaked “ from the veggies