Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

Purees for Babies. Recipes and Tips

Purees for Babies

Homemade Baby Food

Wholesome Meals for Your Little Ones Made in Your Kitchen

 By

 Daniel Humphreys

Peach Puree. Purees for Babies

This puree is a great idea during summer when you can find an abundance of fresh, juicy peaches. This puree is delicious and should be a big hit with your little one. This peach puree is recommended for babies 5+ months. This puree is also great to give to your baby if they have been having some constipation issues.

Serving Size: 6 – 8

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 really ripe peaches, washed, peeled and cut into chunks.
  • Water (if needed, to adjust consistency)

Tip:

If peaches aren’t organic, wash in a solution of 1-part vinegar and 3 parts of water.

Peaches can be steamed for a few minutes if they aren’t ripe and soft.

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Purees for Babies

Butternut Squash Puree. Purees for Babies

This puree is usually a favourite of babies because of its sweet taste. It is better to roast the squash to bring out all of it’s amazing flavour. Butternut squash is packed with a bunch of nutritional benefits for your baby; vitamin A for a healthy eyesight and it is a good source of energy. This is good for babies 4+ months.

Serving Size: 4

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butternut squash, washed, seeds removed, peeled and chopped.
  • Water (if needed, to adjust consistency)

Tip:

Butternut squash can be roasted at 425 degrees-F until tender (about 40 minutes).

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Purees for Babies

Sweet Pea Puree. Purees for Babies

Sweet pea puree is also a classic favourite of babies because of its sweet taste. Fresh or frozen peas can be used to make this puree. Peas help your babies build a strong immune system, reduces the risk for heart problems, helps with bone health and relieve constipation. This puree is recommended for babies 7+ months old.

Serving Size: 8

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of peas
  • Water (if needed, to adjust consistency)

Tip:

Defrost and drain if frozen peas are used.

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Purees for Babies

Apple Puree. Purees for Babies

This apple puree is the perfect way to make delicious, homemade apple sauce. This can be a quick snack for your baby or even a meal. Apple puree is perfect for babies (and children, teenagers, anybody really) 4+ months old. Apples are loaded with dietary fibre that your baby’s digestive track needs and it may help to reduce risk for cancer and heart disease.

Serving Size: 6

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks.
  • Water (if needed, to adjust consistency)

Tip:

Steam apples for about 5 – 10 minutes until apples are tender. This will also help to bring out the apple’s sweetness.

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Purees for Babies

Avocado Puree. Purees for Babies

Avocados are a super fruit (yes, fruit) in their own right. They’re rich in Vitamin A and C, calcium and iron – plus a lot more. These nutrients are greatly beneficial to your baby’s growth and development. This puree can be given to babies at 5+ months. A blender isn’t necessarily needed for this puree but it can be used.

Serving Size: 6

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado, pitted and the flesh cut into chunks.
  • Water (if needed, to adjust consistency)

Tip:

Avocados do not need to be cooked.

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Purees for Babies

Prune Puree. Purees for Babies

Prunes are the perfect trick to help a baby dealing with constipation. Prunes help with digestion because they’re high in fibre. They’re also a good source of potassium, iron and vitamins. This puree can be introduced to babies at 6+ months. You can add cooked apples to make this puree even more delicious and beneficial.

Serving Size: 4

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dried prunes
  • Warm water

Tip:

Soak prunes in water until they are plump.

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Purees for Babies

 

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