Squash Baby Food Recipes
Yummy and easy butternut
baby food recipes!
Baby food butternut squash makes one of the most perfect first foods
It's sweet, nutty and creamy taste makes it an instant favorite (it did
my girls). Butternut squash is actually a winter squash that
belongs to the Gourd family. It's shaped like a bell, with a sort of
narrow top and a round bottom and has an orangy to yellow colored flesh
and hard skin. You can find butternut squash for your homemade baby
food at most
The butternut is, apart from it's rich
taste, a very nutritious fruit and you can use it in many ways to
some variety to your baby's diet. It's a great source of
A which is good for babies and small children's eyes sight. It also
Vitamin C which babies need for the prevention of colds and also helps
the body absorb iron more easily, potassium, Calcium for the good
growth of bones and healthy teeth, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Thiamin just
mention a few. This fruit is an easy must!
Can Butternut Squash Baby Food Be Introduced To Babies?
Butternut squash baby food can be introduced to babies by 6 months of
age (4 months old for early starters), again ask your child's
pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. Its creamy
pureed makes it an easy first food and
easily becomes one of the favorites. Its easy to prepare and mixes well
with a lot of other foods. You just have to be creative with this
fruit because it is can be quite versitile for making different kinds
of baby food.
Butternut Squash Baby
Food Cooking Methods
squash baby food can be cooked in a lot of ways, though baking
most of its nutritious goodness and taste. You can boil butternut or
it. You can also cook it together with other ingredients in the some
Cut one butternut lengthwise into two halves and remove all the seeds.
Brush a baking dish with some
oil or unsalted butter. Place the two halves into the baking
with the cut side down. Bake in a preheated oven for about 35 minutes
Wash and peel the butternut then cut it into 1 inch pieces. Boil in as
little water as possible or steam until soft. Puree
Squash Baby Food Recipes
squash baby food puree
Half a butternut
1 tsp unsalted butter
oven to 200 degrees celcius. Grease an oven proof dish with
vegetable oil or unsalted butter. Place the butternut squash on to the
dish with the cut side facing down. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until
cooked and soft. Remove from oven and scope out the flesh into a bowl
using a spoon. Add the unsalted butter and puree to a smooth
consistency adding cooled boiled water if you wish to achieve a more
lighter consistency. You
can combine this puree together with other purees such as apple puree,
pear puree, cauliflower puree and much more!
130g peeled and chopped butternut
200ml water for cooking
1/2 a cinnamon stick
Bring water to the boil in a small saucer pan and then
butternut and the cinnamon stick. Cook butternut until soft.
Remove the stick from the pot and discard. Puree the butternut to a
smooth consistency. Add cooled boiled water or breast milk if you
desire a lighter consistency.
Leek And Carrot Puree
1 medium to large carrot, peeled and chopped
20 g thinly sliced leeks
160g Scoped out flesh of a baked butternut
1 tsp unsalted butter (optional)
Water for steaming
the carrots and leeks slices together until soft. In a bowl
the baked butternut, the leeks, carrots and unsalted butter together
and puree to smooth consistency. Add a bit of cooled boiled
or breast milk if desired.
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