When Dianna turned 4 months, I introduced her to this puree.
A smart woman from my maternity group told me, that the first foods I introduced to my baby first off, shouldn’t be too sweet, or my baby could get a “sweet-tooth”. She might only want to eat sweet puree’s and not the vegetable kind.
The puree’s you can buy in the stores can keep for 24-36 hours after opening and per glas in Denmark you pay 7-8 kr (around $1). It can definetly be done cheaper, by DIY! Not to mention, you waste much less having only to make one portion at a time. (In case baby is a bit fussy…. it happens!)
I’ve pinned quite a lot of recipes from Pinterest. But mostly I go with whatever greens I have in my fridge, pretty much any combination is possible.
This is one of Dianna’s favorite puree’s though. And maybe your baby’s too!
Dianna’s first babypuree
Carrot, Apple & Zuccini Baby Puree
Yummy in your Baby's tummy. A great start for introducing real food to your baby.
I prefer to use organic vegetables, as I leave the peel on. Some would maybe prefer to peel the veggies - but they contain a lot of nutrients that are good for baby, so I leave it on.
Wash the veggies and cut into smaller pieces.
Bring to boil for 15 min. and let stand for 10 min.
(Can be done in the microwave oven as well).
Whiz to a puree in whatever kitchenmachine you prefer.
I use my OBH Nordic staff-blender.
Instead of investing in a lot of new "babyfood"containers I use my muffin forms. I love these silicone ones from Wondercakes.
I see a lot of pins on pinterest, where people have used icetrays for freezing the puree's. However icetrays aren't really made for containing "hot" food. Keep in mind to wait until the puree is cool, to pour it into the icetrays.
What I love about using the muffin forms, is that it's function is to contain food. So you don't have to worry about BPA's or any other harmful substance around your baby's food. And don't you just love the little heart shapes?!?
When they are frozen solid, I take them out of the muffin forms and store them in marked freezer bags.