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5 Easy and Delicious Baby Food Purées

Posted by Regalo Baby on Mar 20, 2017 1:17:16 PM

Do you make a lot of homemade baby food purées for your little one? One of our favorite Instagram accounts @lunchesandlittles makes the most excellent meals for her three kids, including a handful of delicious baby purees. With her first child, she used a lot of store bought baby food because making baby food sounded too complicated. But she's the first to tell you that she was wrong! 

Benefits of Homemade Baby Food 

Making homemade baby food is not only really easy, it also allows you to know exactly what you are feeding your babe, is less expensive than buying individual baby food jars from the store, and it gets your tiniest family member used to eating some of the exact nutritious foods as the rest of the family, just in puree form!

 

Vegetable Medley Purée

This purée has SO much goodness in every single spoonful. And it’s easy to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • A handful of fresh green beans
  • ½ of a sweet potato


HOW YOU MAKE IT:
1. Wash beans, and cut in half (cut off ends if you prefer, too). Set aside.
2. Skin carrots and sweet potato. Then, cut both up into smaller pieces. Set aside.
3. Combine cut up carrots, green beans and sweet potato pieces in a pot and steam until tender.
4. Once steamed, transfer your vegetables to a blender and blend until there are no lumps.
5. Once done, serve immediately!
6. Store any excess in your freezer for a quick meal later!


Corn, Strawberry and Banana Puree

It's a bit of an unexpected combination, but you will be surprised when your babe gobbles up the delicious pairing.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized strawberries
  • 1 ½ bananas
  • 1 cob of sweet corn
  • a splash of breastmilk or formula (if needed/desired for thinning)


HOW YOU MAKE IT:
1. Take 1 cob of sweet corn; remove the husks and wash the cob. Then, cut off all of the kernels (I use a corn on the cob peeler, but a sharp knife will do the trick!). Once all of the kernels are off the cob, set them aside.
2. Next, take 3 medium sized-sized strawberries; cut the stems off, and then slice the strawberries into smaller pieces and set aside.
3. Lastly, take 1.5 bananas; peel and slice. Set aside.
4. Steam corn kernels, banana slices and strawberry slices together.

5. Once soft/steamed, blend together, using a small amount of breastmilk or formula to reach desired consistency (if too thick). I only used a very small amount, as our consistency was almost perfect without the addition of the milk!

6. Serve to baby immediately, and freeze any extra puree to serve at a later time.

Roasted Pear and Apple Puree

Roasting the pears add a kick of flavor and delicious goodness to this puree. 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 apple (any kind)
  • 1 ½ pears
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

HOW YOU MAKE IT:
1. Cut pear(s) in half and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Roast for 15-20 min in the oven (at 350 degrees). Once done, set aside to cool. *While you don't have to do this, I think it adds a lot of flavor!
2. Dice apple. Set aside.
3. Once cooled, dice your pear halves.
4. Next, steam your apple and pear pieces with a dash more of ground cinnamon.
5. Once steamed, blend steamed apples and pears.

6. Once done, serve immediately!

Carrot, Banana and Orange Puree

A perfect way to sneak a serving of vegetables into your baby's puree for the day. 

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Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

HOW YOU MAKE IT:
1. First, peel (if desired) and slice your carrots. Then steam them until they are soft.
2. While the carrots are steaming, peel and cut up the banana in thirds or fourths. Place in blender.
3. Then, peel your orange and place segments in blender.
4. Once carrots are steamed, add those to the blender along with the chia seeds.
5. Blend until smooth/no large chunks remain.
6. I topped ours with another little sprinkle of chia seeds, though this is totally optional!
7. Serve immediately. Perfect for little babes and toddlers alike!

Berry-Vanilla Nice Cream

A baby, toddler and parent approved healthy treat! This healthy treat always go fast.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 frozen bananas (cut up)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

HOW YOU MAKE IT:
1. Place frozen bananas, strawberries and blueberries in a blender
2. Add ½ tsp vanilla

3. Blend until you reach desired consistency. We sometimes add a little water in the blender to get a smoother result.
4. Enjoy immediately, or pour into air-tight container and let it freeze a little more in the freezer. Then scoop and enjoy!
 

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