5 Fruits And Veggies’ Purees Which You Can Store For Your Baby
Babies typically start fruit with their morning meal after they’ve tried several green and yellow veggies. Rather than buying baby food at the store, consider making your baby‘s fruit purees at home. There are many advantages to the DIY approach, including knowing exactly what’s in your baby’s food and saving money since store-bought baby food tends to be more expensive than homemade.
Search for an unblemished pumpkin that is heavy for its size. Rinse the pumpkin and scrub the pumpkin skin with a vegetable brush to remove dirt. Rinse again and peel the pumpkin. Cut pumpkin into pieces and remove seeds. In a saucepan bring water to boil, turn heat to low and cook pumpkin until tender. Puree cooked pumpkin in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Pumpkin has a very mild flavor, try mixing pumpkin with Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, Pear, Peaches, Zucchini or Broccoli.
Bananas have a smooth, squishy texture which makes them easy for babies to mash between their gums. They are an ideal first fruit after babies have tried several different kinds of vegetables. Wash the banana and discard the peel and the ends of the banana. Slice the rest of the banana into pieces. Puree the banana pieces in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. For extra creaminess you can use formula milk instead of water.
Search for potatoes that are firm and free of cracks, blemishes, or soft spots. Avoid potatoes that have begun to sprout as it signifies that those are old. Rinse the potato in cold water. Scrub the skin with a small vegetable brush to remove dirt completely. Rinse again and peel with a vegetable peeler. Cut into small pieces. In a saucepan bring water to boil, turn heat to low and cook potato pieces till they turn tender. Puree the cooked potato in a food processor or blender until smooth and add in water for desired consistency. You can try mixing potato puree with Peas, Green Beans, Broccoli or Carrot.
Wash mango very properly under cold running water. Peel mango and slice it. Puree mango in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water to achieve desired consistency. You can mix mango with banana, pear or greek yogurt for added flavor.
Buy fresh peas. Search for the pods that are intact and are bright green in colors. Remove peas from the pod, place the peas in a colander and wash them with cold water. Cook the peas in a steamer for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are tender. Puree peas in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Pea puree is even more delicious when mixed with sweeter veggies, yogurt, and rice.
All these recipes can be stored in refrigerator for up to three days and can also be frozen for up to two months but remember to thaw the frozen puree overnight in refrigerator before usage.