Chicken pumpkin baby food recipe
Pumpkin Chicken Baby Food Puree (high-protein)
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by Michele Olivier on October 18, 2014 (updated Feb 26, 2021)
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This Pumpkin Chicken Baby Food Puree is a delicious fall inspired recipe for baby. Made with pumpkin, chicken, parsnips and ginger for a fun and nutritious take on the tastes of the season. Great for 6+ months – stage 2 baby food.Pumpkin Chicken Baby Food Puree
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So let me talk up this recipe a little bit.
It starts by having us multi-tasking on the oven. Roasting the pumpkin, chicken and parsnip all at the same time, giving us some time to sit back and do our favorite momma activity – have a quick cap-nap, stare at a blank wall, drink another cup of coffee. The time is yours, use it wisely for something that isn’t on your to-do list.
After the roasting happens, the next steps are simple and painless. All you have to do is scape the warm pumpkin off the skin, dump everything into a blender and puree for a couple seconds. Then you are done. Check and check. A seasonal puree that is loaded with goodness through and through. A spicy, buttery puree that your little one will gobble up.
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- 1/2 small pie pumpkin, de-seeded and cut into wedges
- 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (see notes below)
- 1 parsnip, peeled and roughly chop
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1-2 cups liquids – water, breastmilk, formula, no-sodium stock
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil or a silicon mat.
Lay a large piece of tin foil on top of a cutting board or counter. Place the chicken breast and parsnips onto the piece of foil. Wrap the chicken and parsnips up tightly in the foil like a package, leaving the seams of the foil at the top. Place onto one side of the baking sheet.
Place the wedges of the pumpkin on the other side of the baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the chicken tin foil packet and let cool. Bake the pumpkin for an additional 10-15 minutes or until easily pricked with a fork. Let pumpkin cool slightly.
One pumpkin is cool enough to handle, scrape the skin off the pumpkin and discard.
Cut chicken into cubes.
Place the chicken, parsnips, pumpkin and ginger into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes, adding in 1/4 cup of liquid at a time if needed.
Age: 6+ months
Yield: 30 ounces
Note on Chicken: I would recommend purchasing organic and free-range chicken for this baby puree as there will be no added hormones.
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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Pumpkin and Chicken Puree | Baby Food age 8 months
1 When can a baby eat butternut squash?
2 Preparation of a Butternut squash
3 Are these baby food recipes freezable?
If you’re looking for tasty, healthy, and easy baby puree recipes, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we share a recipe with pumpkin and chicken.
Age: 6-8 months+
- 1/3 pumpkin
- 100gm Minced chicken
Step 1 – Cut the pumpkin into two equal sections. Remove the seeds in the lower part.
Step 2 – Preheat your oven to 176 C. Place the two equal parts of your pumpkin on a baking tray.
Step 4 – Bake for at least one hour. Then, scoop out any soft pulp from their skin.
Step 5 – Add the pumpkin to a blender and blend until it has become a puree.
Step 6 – Make sure the chicken is skinless and boneless.
Step 7 – Chop the chicken into cubes and cook it in a pan with boiling water. Boiling the chicken makes it super soft and easy to puree.
Step 8 – Add the chicken to the pumpkin and mix them into a smooth puree.
When can a baby eat butternut squash?
Many individuals keep asking when a baby can eat butternut squash. This diet can be introduced to a baby with a minimum of 4-6 months as a solid diet. It is therefore advisable to consult a medical practitioner first in case your baby has food allergies. This diet acts as a value addition to your child’s solid food.
We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.
Preparation of a Butternut squash
Squash is normally processed through steaming, oven- heating, and baking. This is an essential tip to keep the nutrients intact as well as to retain the taste of the vegetable. Below are key steps to consider when preparing butternut squash for your baby.
– Cut the butternut squash into two equal sections. Remove the seeds in the lower part.
– Preheat your oven to 176 C. Place the two equal parts of your butternut squash on a baking tray.
– Bake for at least one hour. Then, scoop out any soft pulp from their skin. Mash or puree the baked pulp before you consider feeding your baby.
– Cut the butternut squash into many and small cubes.
– Pour an inch of purified water into your cooking pot. Place a steamer inside the cooking pot with the small cubes of squash.
– Steam your butternut squash for at least seven minutes and at most ten minutes. Always steam with a medium flame. Check if they are ready by poking them with a fork.
– Serve your squash as finger food. You should always let it cool before serving to your baby.
Are these baby food recipes freezable?
You should store your batch of avocado baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to 72 hours.
You can freeze this baby food into different portions by employing pouring the mixture into ice cubes or in small food storage containers.
Looking for more pumpkin baby food recipes? Check our article 4x recipes with butternut squash.
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