Kale is my go-to ingredient when I'm looking to up the nutritional ante of a baby food. Kale is known as the "super green"- it's packed with beta-carotene and vitamins C and K, and it's a really good source of iron. Blended with potatoes, green beans, chicken stock, and Parm, it's not only incredibly healthy; it has a very deep and delicious flavor, like something an Italian grandmother would make.
1. In a saucepan, combine beans, potato, kale, and stock and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat. Cook uncovered until potatoes are fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
2. Transfer contents of saucepan to a blender and add Parmesan and olive oil.
3. Puree until as smooth as you prefer.
4. Serve warm.
Makes four 1/2-cup servings or two 1-cup servings.
Recipe from Start Fresh, by Tyler Florence.