Pork with fennel, potato, and pear

This is another baby puree recipe for pork I like to prepare for my daughter because it has a good balance of constipating (potatoes) and non-constipating (pears) ingredients, plus its not so easy to find pork options in the baby food aisle of the average Belgian supermarket (at least in my neighborhood all the options seem to be chicken or pot-au-feu, which is beef.) Adding parsnips to this would be equally delicious (my daughter eats a lot of parsnips though so I omitted it this time.) Simply add 125 g of parsnips and an additional 15 grams of pork, to make a total of 4 servings.

Nutritional Benefits:

Pork is an excellent source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorus and niacin, and a good source of potassium, riboflavin and zinc.

Pears are high in fiber (including digestion-aiding insoluble fiber )

Potatoes are actually quite healthy, full of vitamin B6 and C, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and dietary fiber.

Fennel is a great source of vitamin C and B-6, dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus and folate as well as a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron and niacin. What does this mean? It’s not only great for supporting a healthy heart, but is often used to aid in digestion and relieve flatulence (for your little tooter.)

This recipe makes about 3 servings based on 10-15 grams of lean meat per day, which was recommended to me to serve as lunch starting at 7 months (though I started meat with my daughter at 6 1/2.)

  • 125 g of fennel
  • 75 g of potato
  • 175 g of pear
  • 45 g of pork
  • Your choice of oil

Place the potatoes on the bottom rack of your steam cooker and set the timer for 17 minutes. When the timer reaches 12 minutes, add the pork. After 2 minutes, add the fennel and pear, which will cook for the remaining 10 minutes.

Once done, add all of the ingredients to the blender and puree, including the cooking water.

If using right away, add a tablespoon of oil. Otherwise, refrigerate or freeze as is in an air-tight container and add the butter/oil later. It will last 48 hours in the fridge.


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