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Prune Puree (And A Snack For Mom)

Prune Puree

Prune Puree – Clean & Delicious®

Once Katie hit six months old, I had nearly HAD IT with our “Exclusively Pumping” arrangement.  As I began to give Katie some “real food,” I gave myself permission to back off my “pumping schedule” and decided that if and when my supplied dropped, I would supplement with formula when needed.

Needless to say, my supply eventually dipped and Katie has been getting however much formula is needed to make up for the difference in my milk supply.

While the transition was mostly seamless, I have noticed that Katie often has a a harder time digesting the formula than she did the breast milk and sometimes gets a little – well, shall we say –  ”backed up?”
Enter Prune Puree.
I figured if it worked for Grandma it could work for Katie.  NOT to my surprise, it worked like a charm!!
Prunes, however, do need to be stewed a bit (aka- simmered in water) before they are pureed just to break them down and soften them a bit. Easy enough, right?  Simply stew and zoom.

And in order not to turn into the Mom that complains every time she makes a puree or mash for her child, I have committed myself to finding ways of incorporating “Katie’s foods” into my meals (or snacks) as well.

ENTER Peanut Butter, Banana, & Prune Puree Goodness:

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Basically a peanut butter and jelly topped banana.  I simply top some fat banana slices with a plop of peanut butter and a dollop of prune puree.

Insanely simple.  Even more insanely deeelicous!

Just join me for a minute…  a fat creamy slice of banana, topped with some crunchy, salted peanut butter, all balanced out with a just a kiss of sweet prune drizzle… sometimes, it’s the little things in life…

Wouldn’t you agree?

Oh and by the way… this little one is just a brain synapse away from figuring out how to crawl:

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I’m SO screwed.

Prune Puree

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • A big handful of prunes
  • Water

Directions:

Place prunes in a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover the prunes by an inch or so.

Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Allow to simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the prunes are soft and tender.
Once the prunes cool a bit, scoop them out and blend them in a food processor.  Add the water leftover from the stewed prunes to thin out the puree to your liking.
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2 Responses to “Prune Puree (And A Snack For Mom)”

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    Stacy — January 28, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Good for you for pumping that long!! I pumped exclusively for my twins for 6 months too and I know EXACTLY how challenging it is. Cheers to you!

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    Dani — May 17, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Stacy – TWINS? OMG… I can’t even imagine! “Good for you” right back at ya!!!

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