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Instant Pot Rainbow Carrot Baby Food

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When we were travelling full-time, I made the plunge and bought my Instant Pot…. well, actually my wonderful husband bought me my Instant Pot. At first, like most people, I was super hesitant and really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I had never used a pressure cooker of any sort before, and had NO clue how it worked.

But now, about a year after owning this super-cool gadget, I’ve fallen in love! Not only can I cook frozen meat in 20-30 minutes and have it taste moist and delicious, I can also do a wide range of other things – from steaming, to sauteeing, to making apple sauce, to cooking full meals in one pot.

When we were travelling, it was a life saver. But now that we are on the farm, it comes in even more handy because we get so busy sometimes, I just need an easy fix – and this does it!

In March of this year, we found out that we were pregnant with our second baby! After an early loss in January, it was suprising to us that we got pregnant again so quick but, God had other plans! I’m now about 20 weeks along with what will be our first child, and we just found out that our sweet baby is a boy and things are really starting to get “real”! Because of that, I’ve been planning and prepping as much as possible. That’s why I was SO excited to hammer out this Instant Pot Rainbow Carrot Baby Food recipe! It is so, so easy and I can’t wait to feed our sweet rainbow baby all of the rainbow carrots he wants!!

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Rainbow Carrot Baby Food

 

Ingredients:

2 C. Sliced Rainbow Carrots, peeled

⅓ C. Cold Water

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Directions:

Peel all of the carrots, getting rid of any bad parts.

Slice them into 3 inch pieces.

Place the carrots and water into your Instant Pot. Seal the lid.

Set your Instant Pot to the soup setting for 15-20 minutes.

Once the soup cycle is complete, let all of the steam out before opening.

Take out your carrots.

Run the carrots under cold water or place in the refrigerator until they are cool.

Add your carrots to a food processor and run until the carrots are smooth.

Add in water until you get the consistency you desire.

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

TIP: Add in a tablespoon or two of your little one’s favorite cereal while blending for a little more substance to their meal!

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Instant Pot Rainbow Carrot Baby Food

Ingredients

  • 2 C. Sliced Rainbow Carrots peeled
  • C. Cold Water

Instructions

  1. Peel all of your rainbow carrots, and cut out any knots or bad parts.
  2. Slice them into 3 inch pieces about as thick as your pinky finger.
  3. Place the carrots and water into your instant pot, and close the lid tightly.
  4. Set your instant pot to the soup setting for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Once the soup cycle is complete, let all of the steam out before opening.
  6. Take out your carrots, and reserve the water left inside.
  7. Run the carrots under cold water or place in the refrigerator until they are cool.
  8. Add your carrots to a food processor or a Baby Bullet and run until the carrots are smooth. Add in the reserved water until you get the consistency you desire.
  9. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

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