5 Baby’s First Puree Food Recipes. Part 2.

5 Baby’s First Puree Food Recipes. Part 2.

Here I give you 5 more baby’s first puree food recipes, to continue in STEP 1 of my 5 STEPS WEANING PLAN.
To prepare baby food, always try to use steel pots, not aluminium or non stick pans.

 

Sweet potato puree  

Ingredients

  • 250 g sweet potato
  • your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water

 

Method

  1. Wash and peel the sweet potato
  2. Cut into small pieces and steam for 10-12 minutes until they are soft when pierced with a sharp knife.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add 4-5 tablespoon of either cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.
  5. Blend until running and smooth, adding more liquid if required

 

Parsnip puree  

Ingredients:

  • One medium or two small parsnips
  • your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water

Method

  1. Peel the parsnips, trim off the top and bottom and cut in half lengthwise. If the parsnip has a woody core, cut this out.
  2. Slice into small pieces and steam for about 8-10 minutes until the parsnips are soft when pierced with a sharp knife.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or blender.
  4. Add 2 tablespoon of either cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk.
  5. Blend until runny and smooth, adding more liquid if required.

 

Spinach puree  

Ingredients

  • 50 g of spinach
  • Your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water

Method

  1. Wash the spinach and place in a saucepan with a splash of water.
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the spinach has wilted
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a food processor or a blender.
  4. Blend until running smooth. Add some cooled boiled water or your baby’s usual milk if necessary.

 

Avocado puree  

Ingredients

  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon or 1 tbsp lemon juice

Method

  1. Cut ¼ avocado from the whole one, leaving the bone in the remainder. To store the rest, brush the avocado surfaces with lemon juice to prevent browning, and wrap tightly in cling film before putting in the fridge.
  2. Peel the skin from the avocado quarter and slice
  3. Place the slice in a bowl and mash with a fork until you have a runny puree.
  4. Use a much as you need but remember you can’t keep leftovers.

 

Homemade baby rice  

When I introduced solids to my first born, I was buying the baby rice, because as a new inexperienced mama, I thought this baby rice in a box contained some miracle, special ingredients. Truth is, that ready baby cereal from the shop are processed and precooked, and many of the nutrients are lost. Therefore, these nutrients need to be added again. By the time my son was about 8 months I had discovered how easy it is to make it at home.
Baby rice is very highly recommended as a first food for babies, because is very easy to digest, non-allergic and its texture is very smooth. You can use white or brown rice, and later on even mixed them together. ( use white rice if your baby has colic)

Ingredient

  • 1 cup brown or white rice
  • Water to wash the rice and cook.

Method

Wash the rice until water runs clear. Then soak it in water for about 6 hours. The soaking process breaks down the components that are harder to digest, and it can also prevent colic. But if you feel you do not have time to soak, it is ok to skip this step, just wash the rice. Add the uncooked rice to a food processor and mill to a fine powder. Add the blended rice and 4 cups of water to a pot and cover until it boils. Then, turn the heat to low and cook with the cover for 20 minutes. Check the consistency of the rice and add water if you want it to be thinner. When the rice is cooked, allow to cool slightly and add your baby’s usual milk or cooled boiled water if prefer.

Recipe tips: 

Cooking on a low flame, will give the best texture and taste. 
Depending on the kind of rice, you might need to add more water during the cooking process. 
You can prepare baby rice in bulk and store it in your fridge in an air tight container. 

 

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