Puree Baby Food - Tasty Veg Puree
Root vegetables have a naturally sweet taste so are perfect for puree baby food; they puree to a smooth baby food and are unlikely to cause an allergy so they make a good puree baby food. Orange fleshed vegetables like carrot, sweet potato and pumpkin are rich in beta carotene - the vegetable source of vitamin A which is important for growth, fighting infection, healthy skin and hair. Cooking vegetables in a steamer is one of the best ways of preserving nutrients.
Puree Baby Food Ingredients
Chop the vegetables into small pieces. Put in a steamer set over boiling water and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Alternatively, place in a pan, pour over just enough boiling water to cover and simmer covered for about 15 minutes until soft.
Blend the vegetable to a puree using some of the liquid from the bottom of the steamer or the pan.
Spoon a little puree into your baby’s bowl and serve lukewarm. Pour the remainder into an ice cube tray and freeze.
From 6 months
Potato should not be pureed using an electric blender as it breaks down the natural starches and produces a sticky pulp. It’s best to puree potato in a baby food grinder or mouli – these are hand turned food mills which press the potato through very small holes to make a smooth puree. A baby food grinder is also good to use when pureeing foods like dried apricots or peas as it gets rid of the indigestible husks