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Vegetable Puree for Baby: Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower

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A nutrient rich vegetable puree for baby with three of the healthiest green vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach have tons of health benefits and essential nutrients for young babies. This green vegetable puree has a mild flavor baby will love! Make sure your baby gets their veggies by introducing this puree into their daily repertoire!

Get your greens! This vegetable puree for baby is one of the most nutritionally dense purees out there. It combines two of my favorite superfoods and cruciferous veggies: cauliflower and broccoli; with one of the healthiest green veggies out there: spinach! When you’re starting out on solid foods, this is a great way to make sure your baby gets their greens daily in a simple, homemade baby food puree recipe.

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All three veggies contain phytonutrients, which have significant anti-cancer effects. They are all rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber too, and spinach is a veggie friendly source of iron.

I typically recommend introducing this recipe after a food like avocados or green beans, which are mild and make a great first food for babies. Because these greens have a stronger flavor, it’s best to introduce this recipe in small amounts after your baby has already had a few different types of food and a few basic purees.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Stage 1 Baby Food
  • Three nutrient rich vegetables in one puree
  • Simple 3 ingredient recipe plus water
  • Easy and quick to prepare
  • Budget-Friendly
  • Healthy for baby’s diet
  • Makes a large batch
  • Keeps in the freezer for 4 months

How to Make Vegetable Puree for Baby

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

Organic Broccoli: Use frozen or fresh organic broccoli florets. Using organic produce helps to reduce pesticide exposure for your baby. Broccoli is rich in fiber, iron, calcium, antioxidants, folate, potassium, vitamins A, C and K, all of which are important for your baby’s growth and development.

Organic Cauliflower: Use fresh or frozen organic cauliflower florets. Cauliflower is high vitamin C which helps to support the immune system.

Organic Spinach: Use fresh or frozen leaf spinach. Leafy greens contain numerous essential vitamins and minerals. It is rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

Equipment Needed

  • Steamer basket or a large pot.
  • A high-speed blender or food processor to puree the sweet potato. You don’t need a baby food maker!
  • Mumi & Bubi Trays for storing

Step by Step Instructions

Prepare and steam vegetables: Put all of the frozen veggies in your steamer and steam for 5 minutes until the broccoli and spinach is bright green.

Puree and Store: Put into a blender in batches (there will be too much to put in all at once) and blend until it has a smooth consistency. Add water to thin the puree as needed. Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, cover or wrap with plastic wrap, and freeze.

Thaw and Serve: Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.

Recipe FAQs

What makes broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach healthy for baby?

The combination of broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach provides a rich source of vitamins and minerals for your baby. It’s high in fiber to help with constipation and digestion. Additionally, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower are sources of vitamin C that help support baby’s immune system. Spinach also contains Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein that helps with brain development.

What vegetables can I puree for baby?

Some of the best vegetables to puree for your baby include broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, kale, green beans, peas, sweet potato, butternut squash, and zucchini. These vegetables are mild in flavor, and rich in vitamins and nutrients. They are simple to puree.

Can you boil vegetables for baby food?

Yes, you can boil vegetables and then puree them to create baby food. If you boil veggies for baby food purees, I recommend pureeing the veggies with the water you boiled them in – to ensure you retain any nutrients that seeped into the water during the boiling process. You can also steam or roast vegetables and use them to puree.

How do you store and keep vegetable puree?

Store the vegetable puree in ice cube trays, or transfer the frozen puree cubes to freezer safe zip-top bag. It will keep for 4 months in the freezer. Be sure to label with the date and contents. This puree will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. When ready to use a frozen cube, place cubes in an airtight container in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. Serve at room temperature.

Variations and Substitutions

Add Fresh Herbs: Bring a fresh earthy flavor to this recipe be adding fresh leafy green herbs such as cilantro, mint, parsley, or basil.

Add Spices: Spice up your baby’s food! Serve with a pinch of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, coriander, or mild curry powder.

Boil Vegetables: Place all of the vegetables in boiling water. Boil until vegetables turn bright green and are soft when pierced with a fork. Drain the water. Place in a blender and add fresh filtered water. Puree until smooth.

Roast Cauliflower and Broccoli: Instead of using frozen produce, you can use fresh broccoli and cauliflower. Place the florets on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes at 425 F. Then blend with water and spinach. Roasting the vegetables will give them a deeper flavor.

Try a Different Combination of Vegetables: You can add just about any vegetable purees into this mix of cruciferous veggies! Any fresh vegetables turned into a puree would work: Sweet potato puree, green peas puree, carrot puree, pumpkin puree, beetroot puree or any roasted root vegetables (pureed) would taste great!

Add Breast Milk or Formula: Feel free to add breastmilk or organic baby formula right before serving to thin out this puree a bit more.

Add Protein: For babies over 8 months of age, you can combine this puree with a red lentils puree for added protein. For even older children and once you have checked for nut allergies, you can combine this with peanut butter or any nut butter too!

Expert Tips for Making Vegetable Puree for Babies

  • There is a ton of fiber in this puree, so there is the potential for gas and/or tummy troubles if you introduce too much of it at once. As with any new food, introduce it slowly, early in the day so any after-effects or any allergic reaction is dealt with before bedtime.
  • This puree does not have a sweet flavor. If your baby rejects it outright, try mixing it with a baby puree that’s a bit sweeter like banana puree, pear puree, or any simple fruit purees with non-acidic fresh fruit (apples, ripe avocados, etc). You can also try mixing it with whole milk organic yogurt and a little bit of a different fruit puree.

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Vegetable Puree for Baby: Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Spinach

A nutrient rich vegetable puree for baby with three of the healthiest green vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach have tons of health benefits and essential nutrients for young babies. This green vegetable puree has a mild flavor baby will love! Make sure your baby gets their veggies by introducing this puree into their daily repertoire!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Baby Food

Cuisine: American

Servings: 100 tablespoons

Calories: 17.4kcal

Author: Anjali Shah

  • ▢ 5 cups frozen organic broccoli
  • ▢ 5 cups frozen organic spinach
  • ▢ 10 cups frozen organic cauliflower
  • ▢ At least 16oz water – more for a thinner puree
  • Put all of the frozen veggies in your steamer and steam for 5 minutes until the broccoli and spinach is bright green.

  • Put into a blender in batches (there will be too much to put in all at once). Add water to thin the puree.

  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, cover/wrap and freeze.

  • Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost. can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Broccoli, Spinach and Cauliflower Puree Video (

Expert Tips

  • There is a ton of fiber in this puree, so there is the potential for gas and/or tummy troubles if you introduce too much of it at once. As with any new food, introduce it slowly, early in the day so any after-effects or any allergic reaction is dealt with before bedtime.
  • This puree does not have a sweet flavor. If your baby rejects it outright, try mixing it with a baby puree that’s a bit sweeter like banana puree, pear puree, or any simple fruit purees with non-acidic fresh fruit (apples, ripe avocados, etc). You can also try mixing it with whole milk organic yogurt and a little bit of a different fruit puree.
  • This recipe makes 100 tablespoons of puree. One serving is about 4 tablespoons of vegetable puree.
  • Spice up your baby’s food! Serve with a pinch of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, coriander, or mild curry powder. You can also bring a fresh earthy flavor to this recipe be adding fresh leafy green herbs such as cilantro, mint, parsley, or basil.

Serving: 4tablespoons | Calories: 17.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 1.6g | Sodium: 22.5mg | Potassium: 204.6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

12 Vegetable Only Baby Food Purees (Stages 1&2)

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by Michele Olivier on January 24, 2019 (updated Oct 20, 2019)

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These 12 Vegetable Only Baby Food Purees are a great way to introduce baby to the delicious flavors of vegetables from the very first bite! Recipes for both stage 1 and 2 purees – 6 months and up.

12 Vegetable Only Baby Food Purees

These homemade vegetable ONLY baby food purees are going to rock your little one’s world!

Don’t let vegetable only purees scare you (or your baby) off, these purees are beyond delicious and so easy to eat.

When just starting to feed baby, you can serve these vegetable only purees by themselves or along with your favorite baby cereal (this and this one are my favorite homemade baby cereal recipes).

These 12 Vegetable Only Purees for Baby are:
  • Creamy
  • Delicious
  • Cooked in a way to enhance the veggies natural flavor
  • Have added spices and herbs to compliment the vegetables flavor
  • Nutrient dense
  • Taste-tested and approved by my own kiddos

These purees are easy to make, freeze and defrost! But if you need more information on these topics then check this post – The Ultimate Guide on How to Make and Serve Homemade Baby Food.

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Smart mom cooks from frozen vegetables | Motherhood

It is no secret that motherhood helps a woman discover new talents and opportunities within herself. Many mothers on maternity leave begin to engage in creativity, bake cakes, master Photoshop or learn foreign languages. Some go even further and completely change their profession. But first of all, becoming a mother, a woman gradually becomes an expert in the field of baby food and child care.

Today, the mother-entrepreneur from the Chelyabinsk region Alexandra Galliamova will be the interlocutor of the Motherhood portal. Six months ago, she opened the production of a completely new baby food product, which has no analogues either in Russia or abroad. The Smart Mom company, founded by Alexandra, produces ready-made sets of frozen vegetables and berries, designed specifically for children.

- Alexandra, please tell us how the idea of ​​this business came about?

It's very simple. When my daughter was 6 months old, I was faced with the question of healthy complementary foods. I wanted my daughter to eat wholesome and natural foods. Like many mothers, at that time I did not have confidence in the manufacturers of canned baby food, I wanted to feed my daughter with freshly prepared foods, as they are healthier than heated ones.

It was then that I came up with the idea of ​​harvesting frozen vegetables and berries, so that I could later use them to prepare healthy complementary foods. I cleaned, cut and frozen vegetables from my own garden. My freezer was full of pumpkin, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower and other vegetables.

And when it came time to feed my daughter, I just took a handful of frozen vegetables from the freezer and boiled them in a double boiler or in a saucepan. For me, it was easy and simple, and my daughter enjoyed my culinary masterpieces. She had no allergies, no tummy problems. I heard a lot of positive feedback on the forums, other moms praised me for a great idea.

And when my supplies ran out, I started looking for frozen vegetables that would be suitable for making baby food, but I couldn't find them on store shelves.

Alexandra Galliamova - winner of the regional stage of the national award "Business Success"; winner of the regional stage of the competition "Young Entrepreneur of Russia" in the nomination "Social Business".

- What is your profession? Is your specialty related to food production? If not, how did you manage to understand the issue, to study the intricacies of this business?

The university gave me my first profession - a manager in social and cultural services and tourism. There I studied the issues of service, quality, organization of processes and control. Then she was engaged in the organization of mass events and after that she entered the food industry. I must say that the change of activity was not easy for me, besides, everything was complicated by the fact that my daughter had not yet gone to kindergarten. I had to study a lot, attended many educational programs, read books, consulted with specialists, and eventually decided to launch.

- Tell us about the stages of the project development. Where did you start and how did you move on? What difficulties did you encounter along the way?

I started by testing a business idea, to which I actively encourage many women who seek advice and support. I created a group on VK, an Instagram profile, the simplest landing page and started inviting people to evaluate my business idea, asking them to take a survey. And 90% of all the people I interviewed gave very positive feedback. And even at a time when the start of production was slightly delayed, mothers wrote to me daily demanding to start production as soon as possible and deliver the product to them. It was very nice!

After testing, I started looking for suppliers of raw materials, packaging, as well as companies that provide certification services, etc. The terms were very short, so I worked day and night. It was necessary to find really good contractors. For example, it was very difficult with suppliers of raw materials. 9 out of 10 firms could not submit the necessary documents for their products.

I also faced the problem of shortage of personnel, due to the fact that neither Chelyabinsk nor Miass produce baby food.

- How did the name "Smart Mom" ​​come about? Now there are a lot of brands and just memes with different epithets for the word “mom” - an ideal mom, a lazy mom, a caring mom ... Why did you choose such a name for sets of vegetables?

This name was born as soon as the idea came up. I did not use any techniques to find the name, etc. By the way, there were not so many memes about moms then.

Everything is really simple. Only a smart mother knows what is really useful for her child, a smart mother cares about the health of not only her children, but also about her entire family and chooses only the most useful and high-quality products for them. Only a smart mother will appreciate all the advantages of the product, for example, the fact that frozen vegetables keep up to 90% of nutrients for a whole year, while a flabby carrot, lying until spring, does not retain even a quarter of its benefits.

- In the field of food production, especially in baby food, there are very strict control standards. Tell us how you deal with it? Was it difficult to certify products?

Yes, this product was not easy to certify. This is because there is no concept of “frozen vegetables for children”, hence there are no certain standards and procedures for certification. Our employees and I had to work hard, study a lot of documents, SanPiN standards, etc., in order to understand how to convey our idea to regulatory authorities, go through all bureaucratic barriers and find an adequate solution. But we did it!

- Where do you get raw materials for production and how do you choose suppliers?

I am a mother myself, I know what the first complementary foods are, I know that many babies have problems with the tummy, I know that more and more babies suffer from allergies, more and more often the usual baby food does not meet our requirements . Therefore, the most important thing for the company and for me personally is the quality of the product that we produce. That is why we have multi-stage quality control. The very first thing is documents for incoming raw materials, among them there must be laboratory tests and certificates. An equally important aspect is the growth only in Russia. We believe in Russian products and Russian farmers. Just as importantly non-GMO! This is what we check first.

We always have an eco-tester with us when we receive raw materials. And even at the stage of acceptance we check compliance. Further, the raw materials are sent to a full-fledged accredited laboratory. During production, we weed out the unnecessary, once again we look at each piece. We also check the finished product for compliance with the standards.

- Tell us a little about what your product is? How is it fundamentally different from sets of frozen vegetables and fruits produced by other companies?

Our product is frozen vegetables or berries in a transparent container with a defrost indicator inside. They are designed for self-preparation of fresh baby food, as well as for cooking meals for the whole family.

What is their fundamental difference from frozen vegetables on store shelves? They comply with the most stringent regulations in force in the baby food segment. Grown only in Russia. Grown only outdoors during the season, filled with bright summer sun and vitamins. They have a convenient transparent packaging so that you can see the quality of the product before buying.

Another very important advantage is the defrost indicator. Our unique development, no other manufacturer of frozen foods uses a similar element.

Many people know that the product, when re-frozen, loses about half of the nutrients, and our indicator shows whether the product has been defrosted. That is, before buying in the store, the mother can immediately assess the quality of the product. All this is done to ensure that only the most healthy and delicious products get on the table to the little gourmet.

- What age group is your product for? What is included in the range?

Recommended for children 6 months and older. Also, of course, it can be used in cooking for the whole family, because tasty and healthy foods are useful at any age. The assortment now includes the most popular vegetables, two types of berries, as well as vegetable mixtures. Soon we plan to add sets with meat, turkey, rabbit, cereals, etc. to the line. In general, all the most delicious and healthy are for our beloved children.

Puree is easy to make: vegetables are poured into a steamer or a saucepan, boiled until cooked and then chopped with a blender. It turns out a very fragrant fresh puree. Many note that it is much tastier and more aromatic than canned baby puree.

- Has your daughter tried Smart Mom products?

As a family, we love Smart Mom products. As a manager, I know perfectly well how they were produced and where they grew, so I give preference only to products of my own production. My daughter enjoys eating all the products in the range. He especially loves blueberries, he can eat them in a whole package without sugar and other sweeteners. She and I really love to cook together, and I regularly publish our signature recipes.

- Tell us a little about yourself. Do you have a determined personality? Can you name three positive qualities and three negative ones that you would like to get rid of?

I cannot say that I am very determined. After an idea comes up, I never fall head over heels, but always pause and consult with knowledgeable people. I get an opinion, I make a decision later. This is both good and bad, as some decisions need to be made quickly.

Positive qualities are, I think, creativity, the ability to inspire, purposefulness. I am madly in love with creating something new, thinking through, calculating, launching, assessing risks, etc.

The strongest negative quality is my “sprinter” type. "Sprinters" are people who, lighting up with an idea, do a lot in a short period of time, quickly achieve high results, leaving no energy for a long way to go. This quality both helps and hinders me. After a strong start, there comes a time of calm, when I gain energy and look for an ambitious goal for myself for a new breakthrough.

I cannot yet master this quality of mine and learn the art of taking small steps along a long road. I also think that I lack discipline.

- What qualities do you think a woman entrepreneur should have in Russia?

The very first thing is the grip. She must react quickly to the situation and take advantage of everything. To be able to maneuver with the dexterity of a juggler between home and work.

A woman is "domestic" by nature. Somewhere under the skin in us there is a program to preserve the family hearth and so on, but not all of this is enough. And on the contrary, realizing themselves in society, many women feel guilty for the fact that they devote themselves little to the house (husband, household, children, relatives, etc.). So, in order not to go crazy, you need to competently optimize all these important components, for example, by hiring a smart nanny or au pair. It is important to learn how to set up processes within the company so that after leaving home your phone is not torn by calls and you are absolutely free on weekends. This, of course, is aerobatics and I myself have not yet learned how to do it, but I am only at the beginning of the journey ...

It is also very important not to lose faith in yourself! Just know that you will succeed! You are here, in this very place, and this "now" is the result of everything that happened to you and the beginning of everything that will happen to you. Your future depends on how you think and act now, how fast you develop. Therefore, believe in yourself, everything depends on you and your happiness is in your hands!

- What are your plans for the future of your project?

We plan to expand our product line, enter new retail chains in St. Petersburg and Moscow. We also plan to expand the sales area. According to the plan this year 4 more regions.

We are constantly looking for marketing, sales, production experts, managers, we invite mothers who want to become part of a big important project to cooperate. You can write to me in a personal, I will be glad to meet you!

Homemade baby puree: recipes

Homemade fruit and vegetable puree: cooking secrets

Vegetable and fruit puree is often the first meal of the baby after breast milk or formula, so many mothers prefer to cook it on their own. Although modern manufacturers convince us that baby food is devoid of preservatives and harmful additives, fresh vegetables and fruits are much healthier, especially when it comes to infant nutrition. Yes, and cooking baby puree at home is not so difficult.

Vegetables or fruits?

Let's try to make baby puree for our beloved baby. Despite the fact that pediatricians of the last century recommended starting complementary foods with fruits, it is better to first introduce the child to vegetables - modern doctors and nutritionists have come to this conclusion. Boiled vegetables do not irritate the gastrointestinal tract, are better absorbed, satisfy hunger, do not cause allergies and increased gas formation. In addition, vegetables do not contain fructose, which irritates the pancreas. And one more weighty argument in favor of the fact that it is better to start with vegetables - fruits are tastier, and if the baby tries them first, he will refuse vegetables, because they will seem to him more insipid.

How to prepare baby vegetable puree

What can baby puree be made from? The ideal puree for the first feeding is from cauliflower or zucchini. A little later, you can introduce pumpkin, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and green peas. Before cooking, vegetables are washed well, peeled, cut into pieces and cooked - steamed, in the oven or in the usual way, in water. The first two methods are preferable because oven roasting and steaming preserve the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and natural color in the vegetables. And most importantly - such vegetables are much tastier. Some nutritionists recommend boiling vegetables with their skins on before peeling them, so choose your own cooking method.

If you do have to boil vegetables in a saucepan, use an enamel pot, add less water, and lower the vegetables into boiling water. Boil until soft, but do not overcook vegetables and fruits, otherwise they will become tasteless and lose a lot of vitamins. Ready vegetables are chopped with a blender until smooth and slightly diluted with water, vegetable broth, breast milk or mixture to a gruel state, since the child does not yet know how to digest thick food. Small pieces of vegetables in puree sometimes cause the baby to refuse to eat, so the knives in the blender should be well sharpened, and if there is no technique, you can grind the vegetables through a sieve. Salt and spices are usually not added to baby vegetable puree, and if the baby is more than 6 months old, you can put a little butter in the puree.

A few rules for making baby puree at home

  • Use only fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Water for cooking vegetables must be filtered or bottled.
  • If you are using frozen foods, choose only whole fruits and vegetables as they retain the most nutrients.
  • All utensils for preparing baby food should be perfectly clean, so if the knife falls on the floor, it should be washed well. Also, the presence of pets in the kitchen during the cooking process is not allowed.
  • Avoid high-nitrate vegetables and fruits such as spinach, lettuce, beetroot, melon, and watermelon in infants' diets.
  • Store-bought vegetables are recommended to be soaked in water to remove nitrates: 1-2 hours for this, up to 24 hours for potatoes.
  • Mix sour-tasting fruits and berries with sweet fruits - for example, blackcurrant goes well with a banana or pear. Sour puree is unlikely to please the baby.
  • Give your child only fresh food, and it is better to eat yesterday's puree from the refrigerator yourself.

DIY fruit puree for children

Children are more likely to eat fruit puree, as fruits are tastier and sweeter. Fruits contain a large amount of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fiber and antioxidants, so they are very useful for a growing organism. However, fruits are strong allergens, especially berries, bananas, pomegranates and apricots, so they should be given with caution, watching the child's reaction. The most low-allergenic fruits are apples and pears, so it is better to start complementary foods with them, and then introduce all other fruits. First, the baby is fed with a one-component puree made from only one product, and then you can mix different vegetables and fruits, and not only among themselves. Very tasty combinations of fruits and vegetables, such as apples and zucchini, pumpkins and pears.

Fruit must be of good quality, undamaged, ripe and juicy, and the rules for preparing fruit should not differ from those for cooking vegetables. Naturally, fruit puree is not sweetened with honey and sugar - the later the child learns the taste of sugar, the stronger his health will be.

Aromatic pumpkin puree

Babies love to eat pumpkin because of its pleasant sweetish taste, besides pumpkin is very healthy. It contains a whole storehouse of various vitamins, including vitamin T, which normalizes the metabolism in the body. For pumpkin puree, small pumpkins are suitable, since large fruits are not as tasty and difficult to peel.

Cut the pumpkin in half, and then into small pieces, one or two of which (depending on the appetite of the crumbs) cut into cubes. Boil the pumpkin in a double boiler or in water for 20 minutes, while warm, beat with a blender to a smooth puree and dilute if necessary with water or a mixture. Add oil and salt depending on the age of the child.

Gentle Broccoli Puree

One of my favorite homemade baby puree recipes is broccoli. This cabbage is extremely useful because it contains potassium, iron, calcium and other valuable substances. It has much more vitamin C than lemon, and the reason for its nutritional value is its high protein content.

Separate the broccoli into florets, wash thoroughly and steam for 20 minutes. Cabbage cooks faster in water - fresh broccoli will take 7 minutes, and frozen - about 15 minutes. Broccoli puree does not need much water, it should lightly coat the vegetables. After the cabbage becomes soft, chop it in a blender or pass through a sieve. If you're mashing for kids older than a year old, be sure to add butter - the little ones will gobble up broccoli on both cheeks!

How to make baby pear puree at home

Pear is a very delicate, tasty and healthy fruit that rarely causes intolerance. In addition to the high vitamin value, the pear has other beneficial properties - it facilitates digestion and removes toxins from the body.

For baby food, choose green pears to reduce the risk of allergies, which are rare among babies. Peel the fruits from the peel and core with seeds, and then stew the pear in a bowl with a thick bottom in a small amount of water for 15 minutes. Let the pear cool slightly and puree it in a blender with a little of the remaining pear broth. For large kids, fruits can not be boiled, but add half a teaspoon of natural honey to the puree.

Zucchini and apple puree

Little gourmets will love this delicious puree, besides, zucchini is considered the most hypoallergenic vegetables, which, due to their high potassium content, have a beneficial effect on the heart. Apples contain iodine, iron and phosphorus, and due to the high concentration of vitamin C, apples help in the prevention of colds and viral infections.

Wash the zucchini and apples well, de-seed them, cut into pieces and cook in a pot for about 20 minutes, considering that the zucchini cooks 5 minutes faster. By the way, apples are steamed for 15 minutes, zucchini - 10 minutes. Next, vegetables and fruits are chopped in a blender, mixed and brought to a boil. For allergic children, this is the best side dish!

Exotic mango

Sometimes you can pamper your baby with exotic fruits - for example, make mango puree. This is a very delicate fruit with an original taste, containing 12 amino acids and improving sleep.

Choose only ripe fruits that are soft and reddish-yellow in color. Peel the mango from a thick skin and a large bone, put the pulp in a blender, add 2 tbsp. l. water and mash it, and then heat it in a saucepan for several minutes. For a baby up to a year old, it is better to give mashed potatoes with heat treatment to facilitate digestion, and older children can be fed raw mangoes.

Carrot-Potato Puree

Make normal potato puree without oil. Peel the carrots, grate them and stew them with butter and vegetable broth - about 1 tsp is required for 200 g of carrots. butter and 150 g of broth. When the carrot becomes very soft, wipe it through a sieve, and then put it on a plate, put mashed potatoes on the second half. Let the child choose whether to mix two types of puree for him or eat separately!

Pumpkin and apple puree

This sweet, sugar-free pumpkin-apple puree made in a double boiler is suitable for children who are already accustomed to “adult” food and are able to perceive a new unusual dish.

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