Okay, let’s do this! So in my last post, I explained that nutritious, homemade food is the best food for your baby and that some mommies think it’s too time-consuming. WELL, that is not the case and takes about the same amount of time it would for you to go to the shops and buy some. Plus even if it DID take a little bit of your time, it’s worth it because – I am repeating myself now – you want the best for your baby! You, or dad, can do it while you are making supper for yourselves even. And what’s nice about freezing it is that you don’t have to make it every night! See, easy-peasy, so without further ado, here are recipes for some simple baby purees.
So this is almost exactly like the sweet potato purée in my previous post, but just with butternut and an optional extra.
What you need:
- 2 butternuts
- Boiled, then cooled water
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
- Peel and chop butternut into little blocks
- Split blocks into 3 portions and wrap in foil (you can also steam it but that’s up to you)
- Place in oven for 30-40 minutes until soft
- Pour about 100ml of water into a blender to start off with and slowly add a few blocks of butternut at a time.
- Add water until it’s your desired consistency
You can add a pinch of cinnamon if you like for extra tastiness, but I wouldn’t recommend doing it with the first batch, because if your baba has an allergic reaction to the food you won’t know if it’s the butternut or cinnamon. First test the butternut.
*Another reason these first few recipes are so boring, and if you’re wondering why I’m not being more creative and mixing food, it’s for the above-mentioned reason 🙂 Stick to one vegetable/fruit at first until said food is in the clear and you are 100% sure your child is not allergic. After a while, you can start mixing different fruits and veggies that have been cleared 🙂
Caleb absolutely hated banana when I mashed it up for him to try, but absolutely loves the banana puree I made. Quite a little fusspot when it comes to textures, but I’m trying to raise an adventurous eater, and I’ll write an article about that soon.
You will need:
- A pack of bananas (about 6 medium sized)
- Boiled, cooled down water
- That’s it (WOW SO EASY OMG I AM GOING TO START MAKING HOMEMADE FOOD FOR MY BABY RIGHT AWAY)
- Cut up banana (literally think of minions every single time I say banana)
- Put in blender and blend with water until desired consistency
- Pour into puree pods (This filled my 8 pods, which are 70ml each)
This will literally take you as long as it took me to type this.
This is Caleb’s absolute favourite he LOVES it and I do too I would literally eat it for breakfast!
What you need:
- 4 large pears
- Boiled water
- The water you boil the pears in
- Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- Peel and chop the pairs into small blocks
- Put a pot on the stove on medium heat with boiled water
- Put the pears in the pot and let them simmer for 30 minutes or until soft
- Sprinkle some cinnamon into the pears and water so that it isn’t too concentrated
- Put soft pears into your blender and add the pear-infused water in slowly until it’s the consistency you like. (I made mine too watery the first time so just check)
- Pour delicious pear-fection ( 😉 ) into puree pods and freeze!
The above recipe can be applied to apple as well.
*Let me actually just tell you this: So the first time I tried to make apple puree, Dylan (significant other) and I kind of forgot to top the pot up with water/forgot about it on the stove (yes, parents of the year) because we were feeding Caleb for like, the first time and it was very exciting and we were totally drawn in. Anyway, the apple burnt and needless to say I didn’t end up making it that day. Then last week I tried again and the cooking and everything went successfully. Until I put Caleb in his table chair, RIGHT IN FRONT of the bowl of freshly cooked apple that cooled down. Turned around for a second and then BOOM, it was pushed off the counter and there was apple all over the floor. So I didn’t make apple puree that day either. And haven’t attempted to again because honestly, I’m not getting a very good vibe from these apples. ANYWAY…
So EASY! If you want to know about the defrosting and serving process read my previous post and you’ll be sorted 🙂
I will post more exciting recipes soon 🙂