Baby Pemmican

This dish is a great chance to add more textures for children eating solids, often started after about six months of age. Using a fork to mash soft cooked foods provides lumpy textures, which is a good addition after the first few weeks of feeding pureed foods. Providing a variety of soft, lumpy textures beyond pureed foods before 9 months of age can help babies enjoy a variety of textures as they continue to try new foods.  

This dish can be stored in the freezer: Spoon into an ice cube tray and freeze. When frozen, transfer the cubes to a plastic container or a resealable bag and store in the freezer. Keeps for two to three days in the fridge, two months in the fridge freezer, or six months in a deep freezer.

12 ice-cube portions, or 1 ½ cups
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Mixing spoon
Measure cups
Stove top
Medium-large heavy-bottom pot
Fork or potato masher
1 cup (250 ml)
chopped fresh bison, deer, elk or lean beef or ½ cup dried meat with no added salt or seasonings
1 cup (250 ml)
Saskatoon berries or blueberries
1 cup (250 ml)

Place meat, berries and water in a pot. 
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. 
Simmer for 30 minutes. 
Using a fork or potato masher, mash to a smooth texture that is right for your baby – which can include some lumpy textures. 
Serve warm. 

pemmican and berries
Baby Pemmican