Fig Puree from Weelicious

Last week when I was heading out to the farmers market, my friend Zoe 
said, "You should make something with figs". Zoe, mind you, is 14 years old. How many 14 year olds do you know think about figs let alone have tried them outside of maybe a Fig Newton bar?
Zoe was so right and luckily there were figs all over the market -- ripe, sweet and something that really feels like a great treat, so why 
not feed them to your little one?!
 I realize it's not the most common first fruit to give babies, but 
they're one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber and have 
the highest overall mineral content of common fruits. Their soft 
texture and the crunch of their teeny tiny seeds will give an interesting mouth 
feel for little ones.
Being the crazy frugal shopper that I am, after paying $4 at the 
farmer's market for 8 perfectly ripe figs, I wanted to see how much they were at my local supermarket. $8 for 6! I was kind of shocked, but it's proof again that when you shop at your local farmer's market not only is the produce you're getting superior to what you can buy in a store, but you're also saving money.
I served this puree to Kenya by itself and he loved it. I even had him try 
it on top of yogurt and cottage cheese, again a total hit!

Fig Puree from Weelicious

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Fig Puree (makes about 1/2 cup )

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 8 Figs, fresh, stems cut off and quartered


1. Place the figs in a food processor and puree until smooth.
2. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime should must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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