1 cup of fresh organic blueberries
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1/2 tbsp of lemon zest (about 1/2 a lemon)
1/2 to 1 tsp of Origins Organic Raw Honey, to taste (please omit honey if your lil' one is less than 1yo)
1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of Bob's Red Mill All Natural Cornstarch (optional)
1. Pour the blueberries into a pot & mash them up depending on whether you prefer your jam to be smooth or slightly chunky.
2. Add everything in, except corn starch, then mix well.
3. Bring mixture to a boil & simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly. You may add corn starch for it to thicken faster or just cook till it reduces to your desired consistency.
Ta-dah! Your homemade jam is done in just 15 minutes & you know exactly what went into it \(~.<)/
Other than the jam sandwich, I also gave him some cottage cheese & organic raisins.
As expected, he targeted the raisins, one of his fave regular healthy snacks, first. Then, he explored the sandwich & I knew without a doubt that my lil' bread lover will enjoy it. It's not difficult to see from the following collage that it is fingerlicking good too..lolz! The cheese was the last item left but it did not take him long to empty his plate when I handed him a spoon. In fact, it was the first sign that he's almost ready to spoon feed himself =)
Last but not least, I'm so loving my Munchkin's Silly Sandwich Cutters! They come in 3 different designs & yes, I've succumbed to temptation & bought all 3..hee ; ) The elephant & penguin ones will enable me to make simple food art in no time & BB can entertain himself while doing his puzzle sandwiches ~.^