Special Baby Bear Bites
Of all the recipes I have made thus far, this one has a special place in my heart. When my son’s daycare told me that I should switch from purees to finger foods once he got teeth, I honestly panicked a little.
First of all, I had made batches of purees that I still had in my deep freezer, and how was I going to slip in all the sacred foods to his diet like with the purees? It was so easy to mix in healthy fats and collagen with the purees. Now, I needed a new plan and new recipes. Plus, I needed to use up the purees. Thus, my baby burgers were created.
I love this bites because they are such a great way to get salmon into Noah. He loves salmon, and it is so rich in omega 3s, iodine, vitamin D, and protein.
- 1 lb salmon
- 1 cup cauliflower (steamed)
- 2 TBSP parsley
- 2 pastured eggs (if your child has a sensitivity to egg whites you can use 4 yolks) or two gelatin eggs*
- 3 TBSP preservative-free mayo
- 3 TSBP coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic power
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- Chop and steam cauliflower. Once, the water is boiling in the steamer, let it steam for 7-10 minutes.
- Cook salmon in oven at 350◦F for 15-20 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and salmon to blend, and pulse.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender, and mix.
- Scoop mixture into a piping bag or a plastic storage bag, and cut the tip off one of the bottom corners.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
- Pipe little patties that are the size between and dime and a nickel on the mat.
- Bake the patties for 5-10 minutes at 350◦F. When, they come out of oven, they should feel like they are set and will stay together. They may also have gained a slightly golden color.
- Let the patties cool at room temperature, and then, place the baking pan with the patties still on it into the freezer. This allows the patties to individually freeze so they won’t stick together.
- Once frozen, place the patties into a storage bag, label with the date and description, and place back in the freezer.
*To Make Gelatin Egg
You may choose to use collagen eggs instead of chicken eggs in the case that your child has an egg allergy or sensitivity. Collagen is also a great source of protein to build strong bones, hair, skin, and nails. Plus, it has gut healing properties.
- 1 TBSP pasture-raised gelatin
- 1/4 cup water
- Dissolve gelatin into the water.
- Let sit or bloom for 5 minutes.