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Cilantr "O"s

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It's been so much fun getting feedback from parents about weelicious. One of the comments I get most often is, "why all the purees? Why aren't there more healthy recipes that have solids?!" My original concerns about babyfood originated about what to feed my own son when he turned 6 months old. I didn't want to give him commercial baby food out of a jar, so I came up with my own puree recipes. Now weelicious is about to hit its second phase of recipes, to reflect my own son's changing palette and will hopefully offer more variety to all of you out there.
As always, I post an original recipe daily and very soon will make Fridays "video day", where Kenya and I will demonstrate a new recipe for you. So, look forward to tons of new recipes that are geared to your baby as well as your toddler.
The idea from these cilantr "O" s came from a trip to the farmers
market. The smell of cilantro was everywhere and I couldn't resist buying bunches. But, what to do with it all once I got it home? I love the idea of spaghetti O's, but really don't want to feed Kenya mushy pasta from a can. I came up with this healthy version of the canned classic. This dish is fragrant and instead of adding salt I put a big scoop of cottage cheese in to give extra flavor, protein and tang.
I made Cilantr "O"s this weekend and Kenya loved them.


We used these to make this recipe:

Cilantr "O"s  (4-6 Baby Servings)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 10 mins,
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It's been so much fun getting feedback from parents about weelicious. One of the comments I get most often is, "why all the purees? Why aren't there more healthy recipes that have solids?!" My original concerns about babyfood originated about what to...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of o shaped pasta
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk cottage cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook pasta until tender in boiling water according to package
  2. directions.
  3. 2. Drain pasta and let cool.
  4. 3. Place cilantro and olive oil in a food processor and puree until
  5. smooth.
  6. 4. Place all the ingredients in a bowl to combine.
  7. 5. Serve.
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  1. Vi

    May 27, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Everytime you cook a meal for baby. Do you make extra for next couples days or it different everyday? Like the spaghetti? You make this for two days meal or it just a one day?

    • Catherine McCord

      May 27, 2014 at 8:27 am

      I like to cook in big batches so that I have plenty of leftovers to last the entire week!

  2. emilyschoen

    July 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    This was yummy, I couldn’t find the O shaped pasta though so I used whole wheat spirals. I made it with cottage cheese but then I ended up adding Feta which made it even more yummy! Where do you get the O shaped pasta? They dont have it at my Whole Foods.

    • catherine

      July 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I haven’t been able to find it the last few times I’ve looked! Such a bummer!

  3. Carrie N.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

    These look amazing! I fear I might forget to give some to my little one.

  4. Carla

    August 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    What kind of pasta are you using? I have looked everywhere for “0″ shaped pasta and have been unsuccessful.

    Thanks,

    Carla, mom to Milo : )

  5. Tonya

    April 21, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I just happened upon your site and love all of the ideas for purees. I have an eight month old son and want him to grow up with good eating habits. (I also love that you’re from Kentucky – I live in Louisville.)

  6. Elsita :)

    April 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    This looks sooo amazing!
    I really want to try it at home.
    Your blog is wonderful :)
    I placed a link to it in my blog.
    Have a great day!
    Elsita :)