Recipe of the Day for Baby: Chicken Pate for Baby

Monday, April 7, 2014


When my son was an infant in all the baby cook books I read through cereal was always suggested.  But I never saw liver.  It is nutritional and although you may think "Uckk!" this is something missing from most children's diet.  Chicken is nice and mild and use quality chicken livers.  Think of the organ and its function.  Not all chickens are fed or treated the same.

Liver is a nutritional powerhouse.  It has the zinc and especially the iron that is needed in first foods.  "Nourishing a Growing Baby" from the Weston A. Price Foundation website has everything you need to feed in my opinion the right way in regards to feeding first foods.  My girls have eaten this way and they are regular and have no sign of eczema. I think grains or cereal is the reason why so many infants suffer from eczema.  I see it in my son.

So how do I make my "Chicken Paté?" Again I am just throwing stuff together but my inspiration comes from the cookbook "Super Nutrition for Babies".  Also if baby is just starting into solids, Holistic Squid has a fantastic blog post on first foods too!

I boil the organic chicken livers(which I order from RealFoodToronto.com) in my bone broth. I take a few livers as you get a good amount in a BPA free airtight bag from RealFoodToronto.com. 
I add it to about a 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of chicken bone broth, chopped organic sweet potatoes and a dash of himalayan sea salt. That's it!
Cook for about 15 minutes. Transfer and blend. When I put it in my mini food processor I add unsalted butter(you could do coconut oil as wel or even mix in with a nice soft boiled egg yolk) and puree and feed baby.  My girls gobble it up.
It freezes nicely and I usually serve it warm.  But room temperature is nice too after you pull it out of the freezer.

It's very nutritious and suggested you feed liver every other day because it's high in Vitamin A.
source: Super Nutrition for Babies

Here's a fun vintage ad.  From looking through I see a lot of "Nourishing" or the word "nourished" used in vintage baby food ads. Something I find is missing in today's marketing.  I wouldn't buy ready made liver prepared foods but this is kinda neat and inspirational for another recipe.

So....are you going try feeding baby  liver?

8 comments:

Jennifer Van Huss said...

You are an amazing mom! I wish I had had more time when my kids were younger to make my own baby food.

Margarita Ibbott said...

Clearly for me Pate looks so much better in solid form. However, that being said, I think its great that you feed liver to your child. I don't see that too often these days. Good for you momma!

Suzanne said...

My parents were and still are big fans of liver. As such we had to eat it every couple of weeks growing up, but that kind turned me off doing it as an adult. I love the idea of pate though. It would be easy to slip that into some sauce and never know the difference!

Mom vs. the boys said...

haha liver de luxe, that is totally hysterical! my parents fed me liver all the time when I was little, not in puree form though! lol I would never eat it now.

Everything Mom and Baby said...

I don't like it fried but I am more of pate type gal.

Jenna Em said...

When my daughter was young, I made my own baby food. Unfortunately for me, she went on a sweet potato kick for months and turned orange! I wish I had your recipe then, but I'll be sure to pass it on to a few mothers that I know.

The Flying Couponer said...

This looks like a great recipe for little ones!

jessicabuurman said...

excellent article and very good points.

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