Baby Bar Friday…Artichoke Puree

Baby D is really into eating by himself these days.  He does a pretty good job of eating everything I put down for him, but he still eats anything I feed him on a spoon too!  Reality here is that some nights I’m too tired to cook!  Miss A is good with a jelly sandwich or some noodles, but Baby D isn’t quite there yet, and I’m also trying to be better at offering him nutritious delicious food so he fights me less when he’s bigger!  Just a little experiment in the Mommy game.  I’m sure he’ll eat nothing but french fries and cheese sticks one day!  But I’m nothing if not persistent!

Since I do like to have various jars of food in the house to feed Baby D when I don’t want to cook fresh lunch or dinner, I decided that some artichokes might be a fun flavor for him to try next!  This was super simple to throw together, and reminded me of something that we might eat with any mediterranean inspired dinner I might prepare.

Makes approximately 4 4oz jars

  • 1 bag of artichoke hearts (I used Trader Joes)
  • 2 teaspoons good olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed, or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste (if making for baby, skip the salt)
  1. Boil frozen artichokes to thaw & heat through.
  2. Strain and put artichokes and other ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  3. Process until smooth


Happy baby food making!  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.  Ours is a busy one, but I’m hoping to get to make the kids some finger foods this week!