Recipes

The Sili Company encourages a healthy lifestyle for our families–that’s why we love the freedom of the Sili Squeeze–our little ones can enjoy a homemade, nutrient-rich snack or meal anywhere we go. Enjoy these simple, wholesome recipes from our kitchen to yours. Select a category from the options above and let your child squeeze the goodness today!

Veggie Purees & Mashes

Broccoli and Potato Mash

Your little one might need a filling snack or meal on-the-go and this is just the recipe. We like adding plain yogurt to give the mash a little kick!

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 broccoli florets
1 small russet potato or 3 small creamer potatoes
1 TB plain greek yogurt
water as needed
1/8 tsp of salt, optional

Steam the broccoli until fork tender. Boil the potato until fork tender and peel the skin off. Blend the broccoli with the yogurt until smooth, add water if necessary. Mash the potato.* Stir the broccoli/yogurt blend with the mashed potato and serve warm. *Blending potatoes in a blender or food processor can quickly turn your potatoes into a goopy, glue-like puree. We recommend mashing potatoes by hand.

Purple Mashed Potatoes

There are still plenty of beets in our farmers market bins that are easy on the eye and high on the nutrition rankings for baby. This simple combination of purple beets and potatoes is delicious and beautiful. Beets are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, but especially high in Vitamin A, calcium and fiber. Potatoes are another great source of fiber, in addition to protein. Remember, don’t be alarmed when your baby digests the beets…you’re in for a colorful surprise parents!

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. or 1 medium/large red beet, cooked until tender, skin & tops removed
3 oz. or 1 small russet potato, cooked until tender, skin removed

While the beets are still warm from cooking, puree in a blender until smooth, adding water only if necessary. Mash the potatoes by hand, while still warm (we do not recommend pureeing in a blender due to the tendency to over-work the gluten in the potatoes which creates a gummy texture). Combine the two ingredients and stir until well mixed. Serve warm.

Substituting red beets for the other colorful selection in your market is encouraged! Look for pink and gold varieties for other visually stimulating mashed potatoes. In addition, if you prefer creamer potatoes instead of Russets, such as Yukon gold or fingerling, please substitute for a creamier texture!

Veggie Stew for You

This is a wonderful winter recipe for your baby to enjoy in the colder months (10+ months recommended for this one). Substitute any of the veggies listed below for other root vegetables you might have waiting in your refrigerator. This is a batch for one Sili Squeeze, but this is a great meal to make in bulk and freeze for later use.

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
2 TB carrots
2 TB parsnips
2 TB potatoes
1 TB celery
1 TB spinach
1.5 oz. apple juice
pinch of salt, optional

Steam, roast or boil the carrots, parsnips, potatoes and celery until tender. Separately steam the spinach until wilted, maintaining the bright green color. Puree all the ingredients in a blender or food processor with the apple juice until smooth (best if the apple juice is room temperature so you don’t cool your puree). Fill your child’s Sili Squeeze and serve warm!

Sweet Potato Custard

Introducing new textures to our baby is so important. The creamy consistency of this ‘custard’ will have a silky mouth-feel for your little one. We love hemp milk, but whole milk is a great substitution for this recipe. This is a custard we parents can feel good about!

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
2 oz. sweet potatoes, steamed, skin removed
3 oz. milk
1 egg

In a small saucepan, whisk all of the ingredients together over medium heat. Stirring constantly, the custard will be done once it has thickened or coats the back of a spoon without dripping. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool (keep in mind the custard will thicken as it cools.) Pour the custard into your child’s Sili Squeeze once cooled and serve!

Minty Peas and Yogurt

This cool, refreshing snack is a nice break from all the cooked cereals and meals we give our baby. The mint leaf adds a surprising new element for baby to be tickled about! So simple, so tasty, so healthy.

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1 oz. sweet peas, cooked until tender & bright green
1 mint leaf

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender (make sure your peas are cool!) making sure the mint leaf has been pureed well. Serve immediately!

A, B’s & Peas

It may seem odd, but the combination of applesauce, broccoli and peas is a super sweet combo for your baby over 6+ months. This is a great nutrition boost from plain applesauce when giving your little one a snack on-the-go.

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. broccoli, steamed until tender
1 oz. peas, steamed until tender
1.5 oz. applesauce

Puree the above ingredients until smooth. Serve this wonderfully, healthy snack to your little one cold or room temperature.

Mushie Mashed Potatoes

Mushies = Mushrooms. Mushrooms are an edible fungus with nutritional strength that continues awe nutrtionists! The only non-animal mega-source of Vitamin D (something children often lack), this is a veggie you want your whole family to enjoy regularly. Because mushrooms naturally taste ‘earthy’, it is recommended you introduce this wonderful food to your older babies…somewhere around 8+ months. An antioxidant and immune booster that keeps disease at bay, we love our mushie mashed potatoes. We add a kick of yogurt to our mash which gives a wonderful balance to this creamy puree.

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. potatoes, cooked, skin removed & mashed
1.5 TB mushrooms, steamed or roasted until tender, with a tiny dash of salt
1 TB plain Greek yogurt

Puree the mushrooms and yogurt in a food processor until smooth (do not use hot mushrooms). By hand, stir the yogurt blend with the potatoes until well combined. Serve this for lunch or dinner warm or room temperature.

Note: Mushrooms are nature’s sponge, so running these under water will only make them absorb water. The best way to clean mushrooms of all dirt is to wipe them clean with a damp paper towel. As always, consult your healthcare professional before introducing new foods to your baby’s diet.

Beets & Applesauce

Beets have a naturally earthy, but still sweet flavor. We discovered blending beets with applesauce soothes that earthy flavor baby’s don’t necessarily love. This puree is such a simple meal, satisfying for our baby!

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. beets, any color, cooked until tender, skin removed
2.5 oz. applesauce
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve this lovely meal or snack room temperature.

Winter Mash

Apples and mashed potatoes are a simple and well-liked dish for our growing babies! They love the sweet flavor combined with this smooth texture. Delish!

Fills one 4 oz. Sili Squeeze
2 oz. white potato, peeled and diced
1.5 oz. applesauce

Boil the potato until tender. Hand-mash the potatoes. Combine the mashed potatoes and applesauce and stir until well mixed. Serve warm.

Minty Tofu

Tofu is a great way for our little ones to get lean protein. This recipe is a lovely shade of bright green when pureed, making this festive treat fun for the holidays!

Fills one 4 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. tofu
1 oz. peas, fresh or frozen
2 mint leaves

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, only adding water if necessary for desired consistency. Serve warm or room temperature.

Very Fairy Fennel

The wispy, whimsical green fennel fronds at the top of this delicious root vegetable inspired the name of this sweet little veggie mash. Fennel looks like a sibling to celery with its green and white stalks and bulb (the best part). Fennel has a super anise or licorice-y flavor raw but develops a sweet, delicate flavor when cooked which is how we prefer to use it for our little ones. A power anti-oxidant, this is a great time of year to give your little one a burst of immune protection.

Fills one 6 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. fennel, bulb only, diced
1 oz. white potato, peeled and diced
2 oz. apple sauce

Boil the fennel and potato until tender. Drain. Remove the potato pieces and puree the fennel and applesauce until smooth. Add the puree to the potatoes and mash until well combined. Serve warm.

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

This delicious mash is full of important nutrients for your little one. We recently learned that even the aroma of the cinnamon has benefits–it can boost cognitive function and memory! This is a warm and cozy meal your child will enjoy anytime.

Fills one 4 oz. Sili Squeeze
3 oz. sweet potato, peeled
1 oz. carrot
1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Steam or boil the sweet potato and carrot until fork-tender. Mash the vegetables until smooth. Stir in the cinnamon and serve warm.

Lemon Zest & Peas

A bright snack for your little ones day, the flavors in these peas will be exciting and energizing.

Fills one 4 oz Sili Squeeze
3 oz fresh or frozen sweet peas
1 oz plain Greek yogurt
2 mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon zest

Puree the ingredients until well combined. If the peas are frozen, thaw them to cool or room temperature first. Serve cool.

Spinach & Brown Rice

A gluten-free meal for your little one, this is healthy snack or meal on-the-go.

Fills one 6 oz Sili Squeeze
3 oz brown rice, cooked
2 oz spinach
1 oz pear, peeled
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon

Steam the spinach and pear until the spinach is just wilted (will only take a minute!). Puree all ingredients until just combined, do not over-mix. Serve warm.

Winter Squash Smoothie

Winter squash have a sweet, creamy texture when steamed or roasted in the oven which makes a great smoothie! As always, we recommend cooking a whole squash and freezing or refrigerating what you don’t use right away for future purees and mashes.

Fills one 6 oz Sili Squeeze
4 oz winter squash, cooked until fork-tender, skin & seeds removed
1 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
1 oz pear
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Once the squash has cooled to room temperature, puree all the ingredients until well combined. Serve chilled.

Beets & Carrots

Our little one’s love the color of this vibrant, healthy puree. This is a great supplement meal on-the-go or midday snack.

Fills one 6 oz Sili Squeeze
4 oz carrot, steamed until fork-tender
1 oz red or gold beets, skin & stems removed, steamed until fork tender
1 oz plain Greek yogurt

Once the vegetables have cooled to room temperature, puree all the ingredients until smooth, adding water if necessary to smooth out the puree. Serve chilled or room temperature.

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