Baby food recipes with squash
Best Baby Food Combinations (50 Easy Recipe Ideas + Tips)
Learn this simple approach to making baby food combinations with this master list of ideas. With this post, you’ll always have ideas for easy baby meals that both taste great and are realistic for you to execute…even with a busy schedule!
Baby Food Combinations
Moving from single ingredient baby foods to combinations in stage 2 baby food is such a fun stage of feeding babies because things can get so much more flavorful and interesting! And it means that you can batch cook basic purees and then combine them in so many delicious ways to keep things interesting and nutrition varied.
And while I am not opposed to sometimes buying baby food, each of these ideas is super easy—even if you are very busy. I love to have a stash of these in the freezer to use for quick meals in a pinch. (And to be honest, we still use them in the toddler years as easy ways to offer up veggies!)
TIP: Scroll to the recipe at the end of the post for all of the details, and read through the post for answers to common questions and basics about making baby food combos.
Ingredients in Baby Food Combinations
To make the baby foods in this post, you’ll need basic ingredients (that will obviously vary according to which specific puree you choose). The base purees are made with:
- Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
TIP: Then, to mix things into combinations, you can add in peanut butter, plain whole milk yogurt, Baby Oatmeal, Baby Rice Cereal, and other purees including those made with beans, chicken, pineapple, avocado, peach, and more.
How to Make Stage 2 Baby Food Combinations Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this sort of stage 2 baby food. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for the full information.
- Make your base purees.
- Store or freeze until ready to combine.
- Stir together the purees, adding any optional spices or ingredients, until uniform.
- Serve with a spoon or in a reusable pouch.
TIP: I like to make the single ingredient purees and freeze them, then mix and match frozen cubes of purees into yummy combinations. This ensures that you have flexibility to adjust if baby doesn’t love one combination and that you can change up the flavors you’re offering regularly.
How do you combine baby food?
With the way I do it, you simply make two purees (or one puree if you plan to combine it with something like yogurt or oatmeal) and mix them together. You can really do any combinations that sound good to you. I have 10 base purees and 5 easy combination ideas for you to get started, but then you can totally run with it!
Best Baby Food Containers
For storing baby food, I like these Wean Green Storage Cubes (they are glass and are insanely durable—I’ve been using the same set for 8 years), these Beaba Clip Containers, and these Wee Sprout Containers. My go-to reusable pouches include this silicone one from Squeasy Gear and these Wee Sprouts BPA-free plastic ones. (I prefer the 3 ounce size for babies in both pouch options.)
Apple Baby Food Ideas
Once you make basic Apple Puree, you can combine it with so many yummy flavors!
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Apple Yogurt
- + Baby Oatmeal = Apple Oatmeal
- + Spinach Puree = Apple Spinach Baby Food
- + Carrot Puree = Apple Carrot Baby Food
- + Butternut Squash Puree = Apple Squash Baby food
Banana Baby Food Ideas
Try these easy combinations that start with Banana Puree.
- + Peanut Butter Puree = Banana Peanut Butter Baby Food
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Banana Yogurt
- + Baby Oatmeal + Banana Oatmeal
- + Bean Puree = Banana Bean Puree
- + Avocado Puree + Banana Avocado Puree
Baby Food Combinations with Blueberries
Start with Blueberry Puree, then transform it into these fun flavors.
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Blueberry yogurt
- + Baby Oatmeal = Blueberry Oatmeal
- + Banana Puree = Blueberry Banana Puree
- + Mango Puree = Blueberry Mango Puree
- + Peach Puree = Blueberry Peach Puree
Baby Food Combinations with Butternut Squash
Smooth Butternut Squash Puree is a great base as it’s rich in nutrients and has a naturally mild flavor. (Any of these would be great with a tiny pinch of cinnamon.)
- + Pear Puree = Squash Pear Puree
- + Bean Puree = Squash Bean Puree
- + Banana Puree = Squash Banana Puree
- + Applesauce = Squash Apple Puree
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Squash Yogurt
Baby Food Combinations with Carrots
Start with Carrot Puree, then add in new flavors!
- + Apple Puree + Sweet Potato Puree = Carrot Apple Sweet Potato Puree
- + Pear Puree + Sweet Potato Puree = Carrot Pear Sweet Potato Puree
- + Banana Puree = Carrot Banana Baby Food
- + Quinoa Baby Food = Carrot Quinoa Baby Food
- + Bean Puree = Carrot Bean Puree
Baby Food Combinations with Mango
Mango Puree is a cinch to make and is so intensely flavorful—which makes it play really well with other purees!
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Mango Yogurt
- + Baby Oatmeal = Mango Oatmeal
- + Banana Puree = Mango Banana Puree
- + Avocado Puree = Mango Avocado Puree
- + Peach Puree = Mango Peach Puree
Pear Baby Food Combinations
Ripe pears make delicious Pear Baby Food that freezes and combines well.
- + Avocado Puree = Pear Avocado Puree
- + Baby Oatmeal + Cinnamon = Pear Cinnamon Oatmeal
- + Banana Puree = Pear Banana Puree
- + Pea Puree = Pear Pee Puree
- + Carrot Puree = Pear Carrot Puree
Baby Food Combinations with Peas
Keep a bag of frozen peas in the freezer and homemade Pea Puree is just minutes away. Then try:
- + Apple Puree = Pea Apple Puree
- + Pear Puree = Pea Pear Puree
- + Mango Puree = Pea Mango Puree
- + Banana Puree = Pea Banana Baby Food
- + Pineapple Puree = Pea Pineapple Puree
Baby Food Combinations with Spinach
My Spinach Baby food already has peas in it (to ensure it’s smooth and mellow in flavor). You can also combine it with:
- + Apple Puree = Spinach Apple Puree
- + Pear Puree = Spinach Pear Puree
- + plain whole milk yogurt = Savory Spinach Yogurt
- + Quinoa Baby Food and pinch Parmesan cheese = Spinach Parmesan Quinoa
- + Bean Puree = Spinach Bean Puree
Sweet Potato Baby Food Ideas
Start with a batch of Sweet Potato Baby Food and then try these yummy options:
- + Chicken Puree = Sweet Potato Chicken Baby Food
- + Bean Puree = Sweet Potato Bean Puree
- + Applesauce = Sweet Potato Applesauce
- + Carrot Puree + Cinnamon = Cinnamon Sweet Potato Carrot Puree
- + Bean Puree + Cumin = Mexican Sweet Potato Bean Puree
How to Store Baby Food—and Send it to Daycare
I prefer to freeze batches of baby food in a silicone ice cube tray overnight, transfer it to a zip top freezer bag, then store it until I’m ready to serve or combine it. You can then mix and match from the single ingredient purees you have in the freezer by adding a cube or two of two purees to a container. If you do that the night before you plan to serve the food, it will thaw and be ready to stir together.
This makes it easy to batch cook and have a lot of option to feed baby at home or at daycare.
Tips for Making the Best Baby Food Combinations (Stage 2 & Stage 3)
- These Stage 2 baby foods are great to introduce after baby has started solids with single ingredient baby foods.
- For a 6 month old baby, 1-2 tablespoons baby food may be plenty for a single serving. For a 9 month old baby, they might want ¼ cup or more.
- Adjust the servings based on your child’s hunger, using a roughly one to one ratio of the purees in each combination.
- Read more about the differences in Baby Food Stages here.
- Find my best tips for Baby Food Storage here.
- Add in a little mashed avocado, coconut oil, or Prune Puree to help with baby constipation.
- Serve with a spoon or in a reusable pouch.
I’d love to hear your feedback on these ideas, so please comment and rate the recipe ideas below! I appreciate all of your comments so much.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Amy Palanjian
Course Baby Food
1-2 tablespoons Butternut Squash Puree and with one of the following
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Pear Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Banana Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Applesauce
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
1-2 tablespoons Spinach Puree and one of the following:
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Apple Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Pear Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Quinoa Baby Food and pinch Parmesan cheese
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
1-2 tablespoons Sweet Potato Puree and one of the following:
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Chicken Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Applesauce
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Carrot Puree and pinch cinnamon
- ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree and pinch cumin
Prepare each puree. Freeze in a silicone ice cube tray, transferring the cubes to a freezer bag once solid, or store in the refrigerator as needed.
Place roughly equal amounts of the two (or more) purees you plan to combine into a bowl. Stir together. (If the purees are frozen, place a cube or two of each into a bowl or storage container. the night before you plan to serve and let thaw overnight in the fridge before stirring together. Or thaw at room temperature for about 2 hours.)
Serve or store for later.
Silicone Ice Cube Tray
- Taste the purees and add more of a sweeter one if needed.
- Add small pinches of spices like cinnamon, ground ginger, and cumin to add flavor.
- Add small pinches of ground flaxseed to add healthy fats.
- Serve with a baby spoon or in a reusable pouch.
- Pack for daycare if needed in small airtight containers.
- Serve cold or warm just slightly.
- If. baby has a dairy intolerance, use a nondairy, unsweetened nondairy yogurt.
- If baby has a nut allergy, use a nut-free alternative that's unsweetened such as Sunbutter.
Calories: 5kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 11mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
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Butternut Squash Baby Food (Stage One)
This homemade Roasted Butternut Squash Baby Food Puree recipe not only contains calcium, folate, fiber, and vitamins A and C, but it is also a deliciously smooth way to introduce butternut squash to your baby! It’s a great Stage 1 baby food for 4-6 months and up!
Medically reviewed Jamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).Butternut Squash Baby Food
This butternut squash puree is a quick and simple recipe that involves roughly 5 minutes of hands-on time! 🖐
We’ll let the oven do all the hard work for the rest of the prep time. Cuz why should we work harder 💪 when we can work smarter? 🙋♀️
Butternut squash contains calcium, folate, fiber, and vitamins A and C and is considered one of the very best first foods for your baby.
Is it your first time making homemade baby food? Then I suggest you start this journey by reading my in-depth Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food. The detailed guide goes over all the important information such as the best cooking tools to have on hand, safe storage, how to know when baby is ready for solids, how to introduce purees, the best first foods for baby, and more! You can also check out my best-selling cookbook for even more information and recipes!
Butternut Squash Video
Watch this video to see just how easy it is to make this delicious puree for your baby!Reasons to Love this Butternut Squash Puree
- creamy and smooth
- great for 4-6+ months
- stage one baby food
- healthy — full of essential nutrients for your baby
- easy to make — requires only 5 minutes of hands-on time
- babies will love the sweet and earthy taste
Health Benefits of Butternut Squash
- High levels of antioxidants and vitamins A and C, which boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation
- A good source of potassium that helps keep bones healthy
- Contains a protein that may be a potent anticancer agent
- Provides calcium to help strengthen bones and folate to help with brain development
Make sure to read the recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions!
- Butternut Squash: This is an easy-to-find, inexpensive, and nutritious food for your baby! When selecting butternut squash, look for a firm squash that has a solid beige color skin without bruising or damage marks. The insides will range from bright yellow to burnt orange, so don’t be alarmed if yours is somewhere in that color range.
- Thyme or Rosemary: We are kicking up the flavor profile with a fun and fresh herb — thyme or rosemary. Either of these herbs will tone down the earthiness of the squash and ramp up its freshness and citrus aspect. You can’t go wrong with either. But you can always skip adding herbs and spices to your baby food if you prefer (see more below).
Adding Healthy Fats Tip: If you are looking to add some extra healthy fat to your baby’s meals, then you can drizzle the butternut squash with extra virgin olive oil before roasting. Olive oil is a healthy fat that is full of omega 3 and omega 6 that helps baby absorb vitamin D which is important for bone growth and strengthening.Tools Needed
These tools will make it a lot easier for you to make this healthy Sweet Potato puree. For more of my favorite kitchen tools make sure to check out my online shop.
- Baking Sheet
- Blender or Food Processor
- Freezer Tray
- Storage Containers for Fridge
- Stasher Bag
- Bib with catch pocket
- Reusable pouches
- Heat Oven: Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet.
- Prep Squash: Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place them on the baking sheet with the flesh side down, and brush with olive oil (optional).
- Bake: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until easily pricked with a fork.
- Scrape: Let it cool, and then scrape off the skin until you only have the butternut squash left. Add to the blender or food processor.
- Add Herbs: Add in a pinch of thyme or rosemary to the butternut squash.
- Puree: Turn on the blender and puree until smooth, adding liquids if needed.
- Serve or freeze for another meal.
While I love the earthly, caramel flavor of roasted butternut squash, there are several ways you can cook butternut squash for baby food.Steaming
Peel and roughly chop 1 butternut squash. Place the cubes into a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water for 10-15 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below.Boiling
Place 1 peeled and roughly chopped butternut squash into a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover the butternut squash, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 7-10 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Puree in a blender as directed below. Note that boiling the butternut squash decreases the nutritional value of the puree since a lot of the nutrients are thrown out with the water after cooking.
Saving Time Tip: Steaming or boiling butternut squash are great methods to use if you are using prepared or frozen butternut squash. I have found both peeled and cubed fresh or frozen butternut squash in my grocery store, which are both viable options if you are short on time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can butternut squash be baby’s first food
Butternut squash can 100% be your baby’s first food if you want it to be. It is recommended to wait to introduce the top eight allergen foods to your baby once a few other well-tolerated foods have been introduced, but otherwise, foods can be introduced in any order so choose whatever you are most excited for your baby to have.
Is butternut squash a common allergen for baby?
No, butternut squash is not a common allergen, however, as with any food, start with a small portion and be aware of any signs that might be an allergic reaction after introducing it.
When can baby eat butternut squash?
Babies can have butternut squash as one of their first foods. When a baby can start on solids is determined by their own rate of development, which generally comes between 4-6 months of age. Some of the developmental milestones babies need to reach in order to start solids include: if your baby has solid control of their head and neck, if your baby has doubled in weight, and if your baby is reaching for or opening their mouth when you eat (see my guide here). Before you start your baby on purees, you should consult with your pediatrician to make sure your child is developmentally ready.
Can you add spices or herbs to this baby puree?
Yes! You can add in a pinch of chopped rosemary to this recipe, but feel free to use the following spices instead: basil, cilantro, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, mint, cinnamon, or mild curry powder (see quantity recommendations in the recipe card).
Tip on Spices: I always add spices or herbs to my baby food purees, but you can choose to leave them out in all of your baby food. You do you! Either way, this puree will surely taste amazing.
Does butternut squash cause constipation for babies?
Butternut squash, though unlikely, may cause constipation in some babies, so avoid giving too much.How to Store Butternut Squash Baby FoodRefrigerator
You can store this puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.Freezer
This puree can be frozen for up to 4 months.
- Spoon puree into a freezer storage container– do not overfill.
- Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap, and label with the date and recipe name.
- Place the tray into the freezer and let it freeze completely — preferably overnight.
- Pop-out the baby food cubes and place them in a ziplock baggie or stasher bag. Don’t forget to relabel the baggie or stager bag for future reference.
Need more information on how to store your baby foods? Head over to my Best Baby Food Storage Containers – Plus 6 Tips on Freezing and Thawing post!
Label Tip: Don’t forget to label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the end of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer and how long it’s been there. 😉
Puree Feeding Tips
- Follow your baby’s lead – when feeding purees from a spoon, sometimes there’s a tendency to keep offering bites past the point of your baby being full. Always follow baby’s cues for when they are done eating. Turning away from the spoon, closing her mouth, or pushing food away are all signs that baby is finished with the meal.
- Trial adding a little seasoning or spice to purees – babies like flavor! Or consider changing the temperature of purees from time to time, to slightly warmed or slightly chilled. Varying these aspects adds to the sensory experience!
- Place a small amount of puree on the tray during spoon feeding, so that your baby can dip their fingers or hands in the puree. Allowing baby to explore foods in this way helps them learn to self-feed and can help them be more willing to try new textures and foods in the future.
While this butternut squash puree is tasty by itself, it’s also super easy to mix and match with other nutrient-dense baby food purees. So give these fun flavor combos a try!
- Quinoa Baby Cereal
- Sweet Potato
- Soft Tofu
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- 1 butternut squash
- 1 tsp fresh thyme or rosemary, roughly chopped
- 1-2 tsp olive oil (optional)
- 1/2-1 cup liquid (water, fresh breast milk, formula, stock or bone broth)
Preheat: Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line baking sheet with a silicone mat, tin foil or parchment paper.
Prep: Cut butternut squash in half, deseed and place flesh side up, skin side down on the baking sheet. Optional – feel free to drizzle the squash with 2 teaspoons of olive oil for some added healthy fat.
Roast: Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 45-60 minutes or until you can easily prick the squash with a fork.
Peel: Let cool until you can handle the squash with your hands. Scrape the flesh off of the skin and place in a blender or food processor.
Add Herbs: Add the thyme or rosemary to the blender.
Puree: Turn on the blender or food processor and puree, adding liquid in 1/4 cup increments until you have the desired consistency. I had to add in 3/4 cup of water to my puree shown below.
Eat: Serve or freeze for later.
Age: 4-6 months and up
Yield: 25 ounces
Additional Spices: Feel free to sub the thyme or rosemary for 4 chopped basil leaves, 1 tsp chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp cinnamon or even 1/2 tsp of mind curry powder.
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8 pumpkin dishes that children will love
Pumpkin is a valuable product, especially in a child's diet. It contains B vitamins, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and fiber. At the same time, you can cook a lot of both sweet and savory dishes from pumpkin - some of them will surely appeal to children.
Pumpkin porridge with rice
• Peel the pumpkin, cut into large cubes and simmer over low heat, adding a little water to avoid burning.
• When the pumpkin softens slightly, add a little more water and pour rice directly into the same pan.
• Mix thoroughly, add salt, sugar, cinnamon and a little citric acid to taste.
• If you want the porridge to be more "pumpkiny", add less rice and more pumpkin.
• You can add millet instead of rice, it will also turn out delicious. Serve with butter.
Pumpkin puree soup
Pumpkin puree soup, despite its simplicity, is popular in many restaurants. There are many recipes, we offer a basic one that you can adapt to the tastes of your family.
• So, fry 300-400 g of pumpkin pulp with onions and small carrots in butter.
• Puree in a blender, add hot milk or cream.
• Pour into a saucepan, bring to a boil, add spices, salt and serve, sprinkling cream soup with croutons or pumpkin seeds.
• If you add pre-fried chicken fillet pieces to the soup, it will turn out to be more satisfying, and with MAGGI® Super Seasoning "10 Vegetables" - more fragrant.
This is perhaps the easiest recipe that even a child can handle.
• Spread the pumpkin pulp cut into large squares on a baking sheet covered with foil, bake in the oven until the pumpkin becomes soft.
• Then sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with runny flower honey. Healthy dessert is ready.
By the way, the taste of pumpkin goes well with blue cheeses. If, instead of honey, pumpkin is sprinkled with dorblu cheese, you get a savory, but no less tasty dish - however, rather for an adult menu.
If you like pancakes made from zucchini or potatoes, then why not add pumpkin to them?
• Coarsely grate the zucchini first, then the pumpkin, salt and mix, and then gently squeeze out the excess juice.
• Depending on the amount of the resulting mass, add 1 or 2 chicken eggs, a little flour, mix and fry in a pan, like regular pancakes.
• Serve with sour cream.
• Cut the peeled pumpkin into thin slices, brush with olive oil, salt, sprinkle with sesame seeds and spread on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
• Bake at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.
• Be careful not to burn the pumpkin as the baking time may vary depending on the type of pumpkin and the thickness of the slices.
• Get an unusual snack, which can replace store-bought potato chips, cookies and other foods that are not the most healthy for a child.
Fresh pumpkin salad
• Coarsely grate pumpkin, sweet golden apples and carrots.
• Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with peeled pumpkin seeds. Healthy vitamin salad is ready.
For the cheesecake base, you will need 250 g almond biscuits, 120 g butter and 1 tbsp. brown sugar.
For the filling: 250 g pumpkin, 200 g sugar, 500 g Philadelphia cheese, 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks, 200 ml heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, salt and 3 tbsp. lemon juice.
• Grind cookies in a blender, add melted butter and sugar to it: you should get a soft plastic mass.
• Roll it out and lay it on the bottom of the baking dish, leaving low sides.
• Put in the refrigerator and take care of the filling. At medium speed, mix eggs, yolks, Philadelphia cheese and sugar with a mixer or blender, add pre-prepared pumpkin puree, lemon juice, spices and salt to taste.
• At the end, add the cream and mix again until smooth.
• Pour the finished filling into the mold and send it to the oven preheated to 190 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
• When the cheesecake is done, let it cool straight out of the pan.
• Serve drizzled with hot chocolate or sprinkled with salted caramel.
• Cut the pumpkin into small pieces, put in a layer in a large saucepan and generously sprinkle with sugar, top with sliced lemon.
• Then again a layer of pumpkin-sugar-lemon and again, until the place in the pan runs out.
• Place the pot over medium heat, bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes and let cool for 3-4 hours.
• Repeat the procedure one or two more times. The main thing is that the pumpkin is soaked in syrup, but at the same time the pieces retain their shape and do not turn into mashed potatoes.
• When the pumpkin has cooled for the last time, drain the syrup and send the candied fruits to dry in the oven. This will take about 4 hours at a temperature of 100 degrees.
• When the candied fruits have hardened, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
• Store candied fruit in a closed jar.
Pumpkin puree recipe for homemade baby food
At the age of 4-5 months, parents of babies begin to introduce the first complementary foods to their babies, as at this time they are deficient in substances useful for a growing organism, which are already in the breast milk or mixture. The digestive system of the baby is already ready to accept new food. Most often, vegetables are offered to the baby for the first acquaintance with a new food. Homemade baby pumpkin puree is very good for the first feeding for the baby. Pumpkin puree contains many useful trace elements (especially carotene), contains fiber. Pumpkin will attract the baby with its pleasant taste and bright color. How to cook pumpkin puree and how much to cook pumpkin for baby puree you will learn in this article.
Note!!! Pumpkin puree helps regulate digestion. And freshly squeezed juice relieves bloating, constipation, and also helps with inflammation of the urinary system.
Pumpkin for the first feeding of babies is prepared very easily and quickly.
- 20 minutes
- 20 minutes
- Pumpkin 300 grams
- Water 2 cups
Yield: 160 grams (2 80-gram baby food jars)
pieces for a child (the larger the pumpkin is cut, the longer it will cook)
2. Next, put the pumpkin in a saucepan and pour water. Cook for about 20 minutes until the pumpkin becomes soft.
Important!!! For children up to a year, it is better to cook a pumpkin longer, for older kids - you can cook it for less than 5-10 minutes.
3. When the pumpkin is cooked, cool and beat with a blender. If the gruel is too thick, you need to add the water in which the vegetable was cooked, or you can add just boiled water.
Important!!! For small children, the pumpkin must still be rubbed through a sieve in order to avoid getting large pieces when feeding.
4. You should end up with 2 servings. We put one serving in a jar of baby food, cool and put in the refrigerator. The second portion can be immediately given to the child.
Important!!! Before giving pumpkin puree to your baby for the first feeding, you need to make sure that the baby is not allergic to it. Therefore, you should introduce a new product to the crumbs a little bit, starting with a teaspoon.
It is best to make pumpkin puree for babies for 2 days. If you want to stock up on puree for a week, then, accordingly, you need to cook more pumpkins, you must also sterilize all the jars and lids well, and bring the puree to a boil before laying.
Baby pumpkin puree can also be used to make pumpkin rice porridge. The recipe can be viewed here.
You may be interested in reading the article "Rice and pumpkin porridge with your own hands." Read here...
Given that the pumpkin is large, it can be cleaned, cut, portioned into bags and frozen. The recipe for freezing pumpkin for the winter can be found here.
You might be interested in the article How to Freeze a Pumpkin for the Winter. Read here…
Pumpkin puree can be diluted with bananas, apples, carrots, potatoes, as well as other vegetables, fruits (provided that the child is not allergic to them).
We presented you with a very easy-to-prepare recipe for pumpkin puree for babies and told you how to cook pumpkin for the first feeding.