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The name of this recipe sounds like something you would get at a five star restaurant. Sometimes I like to think of my kitchen as Kenya’s gourmet digs and he’s my best customer. Don’t our kids deserve to eat only the finest, freshest food possible?
Our pediatrician had recommended that we wait for 2 years before feeding Kenya nuts. Through my research I found that if you don’t have food allergies in your family, tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, etc..) Should be a good choice (avoid peanuts until age 3). The day after Kenya’s first Birthday, I pulled out the jar of raw almond butter and put a dab on a spoon. I placed the tiniest drop on his lips and waited, praying that he wouldn’t go into anaphylactic shock. Nothing. I gave him a little more. Now he was grabbing at the spoon begging for more.
Nuts are a fantastic source of protein, vitamins and minerals, but if there are any cases of food allergies in your family you may want to wait until your babies is older.
This is one of those fantastic and super easy recipes that makes you look like a gourmet chef. The best part is that you can keep the pesto in the refrigerator all week and add it to pasta, fish and other delicious treats.

Pesto Chicken with Quinoa baby foodPin

Pesto With Chicken & Quinoa Purée

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons pesto


  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Add warm water to thin to desired consistency.
  • Cool and serve.
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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