Vegetarian Baby Recipes

Easy, nutritious vegetable baby food ideas!

Vegetarian baby recipes - Simple Carrot Puree

  • 350g carrots (3 medium carrots)
  • 2 cups water

Wash and peel the carrots, chop them up and steam or boil until nice and soft. Puree the cooked carrots adding a teaspoon of unsalted butter or a teaspoon of vegetable oil.

To adjust puree consistency to suit your baby, add a bit of boiled water or breast milk.

Sweet Potato Puree

  • 1 Medium sized sweet potato
  1. Wash, peel and chop the sweet potato into cubes.
  2. Steam the cubes until soft and tender reserving the cooking liquid.
  3. Using a handheld food processor, puree the sweet potato to a smooth texture and add a bit of the cooking liquid if you like, for a thinner consistency..

Vegetarian baby recipes - Cauliflower Puree ( from 6 months)

  • 200g Cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 Cup water for steaming

Bring the cup of water to the boil in the steamer pot place the cauliflower florets into the steamer basket. Cover with lid and steam the florets until tender ( about 10 minutes, I use mark 5 on my stove), reserve the cooking liquid. When the florets are cooked, puree to a smooth consistency for the younger babies (6-7 month olds).

Use the reserved cooking liquid or breatsmilk to make the puree lighter if you think its too thick for your baby.

Vegetarian baby recipes - Broccoli puree (from 6 months)

  • 200g broccoli

Cut the broccoli into florets and steam until tender. Puree the broccoli to a smooth concistency for babies under 8 months of age or mash with the back of a fork for babies older than 8 months.

Add boiled water or breast milk to adjust puree consistency

Vegetable baby recipes - White Potato Puree (from 6 months)

  • 2 medium sized white potatoes

Wash, peel and chop potatoes into cubes and boil potatoes for 20 minutes or until tender. Mash the potatoes instead of using a food proccesor to avoid getting a glue-like texture. Add either breast milk or boiled water at the end and mix well.

Vegetable baby recipes -Zucchini Puree

  • 2 Medium sized Zucchinis

Wash, peel, chop and steam zucchini until tender. Puree zucchini to a smooth consistency.

Yummy Dried beans 'n' Tomato Sauce

  • 1 Cup Dried Beans
  • 25g onion, chopped finely
  • 300g crashed canned tomatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil or vegetable oil
  1. Boil the beans until cooked (keep adding water until the beans are cooked)
  2. Using a heavy based frying pan, saute the chopped onions in the olive oil on medium heat until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Combine the tomato sauce with the beans and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes adding a bit more water if needed