Baby Purée Recipes

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My last blog post went over our 3 staple purées, so this one will touch on the next 3 that our son eats often.  Zucchini purée, Apple/Kiwi/Zucchini purée and Mango purée.

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Zucchini Purée  (Prep Time:  2-5 min   |   Cook Time:  10-15 min)

2-3 zucchinis, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Fill the Beaba to the number 2 mark, place cut zucchini into the steaming basket and let it steam.  (about 10-15 min)
Pour water into a cup and save it
Pour zucchini from the basket into the plastic blender piece.
Blend until smooth and no lumps are visible.  If you need to add liquid, use the saved (excess water) from when it was steaming.  Zucchini’s have a very high water content, so I never found that I needed the excess water for this recipe.
* Tip:  You can use breastmilk or formula to add nutrition, but I usually only add this when I’m ready to serve the food for our infant, so it keeps longer in the fridge.

Apple / Kiwi / Zucchini Purée  (Prep Time:  10 min   |    Cook Time:  20 min)

2 apples (I use Pink Lady or Ambrosia), peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Fill the Beaba to the number 3 mark, place cut apples into the steaming basket and let it steam.  (about 15-20 min)
Pour water into a cup and save it.
Set Aside.

2 Kiwis, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Fill a small bowl with hot water, and place kiwis in water to soak about 5-10 min.
This softens up the kiwis so your purée isn’t lumpy.  I don’t know if you really need to soak them, but I do.
When ready to blend everything, drain the kiwis from the water.

1 zucchini, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Fill the Beaba to the number 2 mark, place cut zucchini into the steaming basket and let it steam.  (about 10-15 min)
Discard of any excess water.

Place the steamed apples, kiwis and zucchini into the plastic blender part of the Beaba (this can be done in a Baby Bullet or any other kind of blender or food processor).  Blend until smooth, and no lumps are visible.  If you need to add liquid, use the water saved from the apples as this probably has better flavour than the zucchini.

Mango Purée   (Prep Time:  5-7 minutes  |  Cook Time:  Does not require cooking)

1 large sweet mango.  Peel the mango and cut the flesh into 1/2 inch or 1 inch cubes.
Place in Baby Bullet and blend until smooth and no lumps are visible.
Restrain from eating it yourself.

 

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