5 Baby’s First Puree Food Recipes.

5 Baby’s First Puree Food Recipes.

Ready to start making your own food for your baby? Here are 5 simple first puree food recipes for baby to start STEP 1 of my 5 STEPS weaning plan.

 

 

Remember: relax, let your baby lead the way, smile a lot, eat with your baby as to set an example and have fun together!

Recipes 

Apple purée            

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium eating apple, a soft apple will cook quickly but all are suitable.
  • your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water.

Method:

  1. Peel the apple and cut into quarters. Remove the core and seeds and cut each quarter into very small pieces.
  2. Place in a saucepan with 75 ml of water and cook on a medium eat. When the water starts to bubble, stir, reduce the heat and cover the pan.
  3. Continue to cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the apple is soft when pierced with a sharped knife-this will take between 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once soft remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or blender.
  5. Add 4 or 5 tablespoons (75 ml) of either cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.
  6. Blend until running smooth, adding more liquid if required.

Recipe Tip: 

Your baby’s food should be served at room temperature-test it against the inside of your wrists, it shouldn’t feel too hot or too cold  .

Purees can be kept frozen up to one month, I use to freeze leftovers in small ice cube trays, covered with cling film and sealed in a plastic bag. Always  put the date on the bag. 

Thaw baby foods in a covered container in the refrigerator. Use food as soon as it is thawed. Once thawed, it cannot be re-frozen. 

Throw out any food the baby has not eaten at the end of the meal. Also throw out any food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than 2 hours 

 

Pear puree                

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe pear (all pears are suitable but some might take longer than other to cook)
  • Your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water
  • 4 tablespoons water

Method:

  1. Peal the pear, cut into quarter and remove the core and seeds. Cut each quarters into smaller pieces.
  2. Place in a saucepan with 4 tbsp. of water, cover and cook very gently over a low heat, stirring occasionally. This will take about-12 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then place the pear and the liquid in a food processor or blender.
  4. Blend until running smooth, adding either cooled, boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.

 

Banana purée      

The simplest one and the one babies usually prefer for its natural sweet taste.

Ingredients:

  • Half a banana (check it does not have any green patches)

Method:

  1. Remove the skin, cut into slices.
  2. Place the slices in a bowl and simply mash with a fork until you have a runny puree.
  3. Use as much as needed but remember, you can’t keep leftovers.

Broccoli purée   

Ingredients:

  • 100g of broccoli florets
  • your baby usual milk or cooled boiled water

Method:

  1. Wash the broccoli and steam for about 8-10 minutes until soft when pierced with a sharp knife.
  2. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or blender
  3. Add 2-3 tablespoons of either cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.
  4. Blend until runny and smooth, adding more liquid if required.

 

Carrot purée     

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium carrot
  • your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water

Method:

  1. Scrub the carrot, remove all the skin and cut into slices about half cm thick.
  2. Steam for 8-10 minutes until the carrot is soft when pierced with a sharp knife.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of either cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.
  5. Blend until runny and smooth, adding more liquid if required.

 

This first STEP, is the one when your baby will either be overly excited about the food, or super confused and look at you as if you were trying to poisoning him/her…
Do not worry. Both reactions are perfectly NORMAL. Food before one is just for fun. Keep trying if you get refusals, don’t give up. Don’t stress too much about HOW MUCH your baby eats, but focus more on WHAT he/she eats, and if he/she is putting on weight regularly and meeting his/her milestones. Look at the big pictures! 

Next posts: 5 more purees food recipes and STEP 2 of my 5 STEPS weaning plan

 

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