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Abuela's Potaje

As a mom from Miami, FL this is one of the most traditional and nutrient-packed meals prepared for babies. It is a complete meal filled with protein, carbs, veggies, and fruit. So healthy and so delicious! Here’s how to make it……


1 ½ cup kidney beans

1 cup chopped butternut squash

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup spinach

1 cup chopped plantain

1 cup chopped malanaga

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped green pepper

2 cloves diced garlic

1 tbsp olive oil

3 cups water

Optional Seasoning

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp cumin

2 bay leaves

1 tsp paprika


1. Saute green pepper, onion, and garlic until tender.

2. Add water, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, plantain, malanga, and optional seasoning to a large stovetop pot or pressure cooker pot.