Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Food - Plums

So Brody has been constipated lately, so figured we would try some plums to get things moving.  My ped doc told me "P foods = Poop"  :)  Watching Brody eat this was hilarious - so I had to include the video...too funny!!

One whole plum yields about four ounces of puree.

Fresh plums, or prunes, are an excellent defense against constipation. A ripe plum will smell sweet at the stem and give slightly when you squeeze it; the color can vary and isn't a good indicator of ripeness. Look for fruit that's free of nicks, bruises, and other blemishes. Prunes are a great alternative when fresh plums aren't in season.

Wash the plum with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water and dry.

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and then add plums to the water for about 45 seconds. With a slotted spoon, remove plum from boiling water and plunge into an ice bath immediately. After plum has been fully submerged, remove and peel the skin with your fingers or a sharp paring knife.

Slice plum in half, lengthwise, working your way around the pit. Twist and pull the plum halves apart. Use a spoon to pry out the pit, or stick the blade of a sharp knife into the pit and twist until the pit pops out. Slice each half into even-sized slices then quarter each slice

Puree plum in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

Cool plum puree and refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.

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