Saturday, January 1, 2011
Summer Squash Puree Recipe
I first learned about purees while reading "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. I was looking for a way to add more nutrients to my kids diet without them always knowing it. My kids will eat pretty well however my son will not eat meat. He is 6 years old and has even come out of his mouth with "I am a Vegetarian." I'm o.k. with that. I like vegetables alot and would love to support him in whatever path he chooses for food. However, I do know there are some nutrients he is missing with his insisting on Peanut Butter and Jelly for lunch everyday. With an occasional salad here and there. So I decided to look into alternatives. I found this book on the web, and well, lets just say it was perfect for what I needed :)
I had a bamboo steamer on hand, thanks to my husband and his new found addiction to Korean Food. So I set up the Bamboo Steamer and sliced the Summer Squash. Put a plate inside and in about 6-8 minutes the squash was fully cooked! Yes it was that easy. Added it to the food processor with a little water and in about 2 minutes you have your puree. Label, date, and freeze for later use or use right away.
Check out the Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts on Summer Squash!