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Starting Solids - Homemade Purée Recipes

My baby boy has recently turned six months old, and we are excited to be starting his journey with solid foods. 

Here are some of our favourite recipes for baby’s first foods:  

Sweet Potato, Parsnip and Cauliflower Purée

Wash and peel the sweet potato, cauliflower and parsnip, and chop into very small pieces. Steam vegetables until well cooked (by steaming them you are keeping as many of the nutrients in as possible). Once cooked, add to blender and blend until smooth. You can add a little breastmilk before serving to ease baby’s transition too - and for more nutrient and immune boosting power. Serve cooled. 

Broccoli, Spinach and Carrot Purée 

Wash broccoli, spinach and carrot well. Roughly chop broccoli and carrot into small pieces. Steam broccoli, carrot and spinach until cooked. Add to blender and blend until smooth. Again, you can add a little breastmilk to the pureé if you desire. Serve cooled. 

Apple, Banana and Avocado Purée 

Add chopped apple, banana and avocado to a blender. Blend until smooth and serve. 

Bon Appétit!

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Baby's Yummy Tummy - Baby’s First Foods

We are onto solids in our household for the first time, which is super fun and exciting. We have tried Bellamy's organic rice cereal mixed with breastmilk (which she loved!), and have also tried a few homemade purees (starting as single ingredients at first, and then moving to flavour combinations).

Flavour combinations that have been a hit include:

Avocado and Pear Puree

Mix half a very ripe avocado with a half peeled and steamed pear (mashed loosely). Add two-three teaspoons breastmilk and mash until smooth. 

Banana and Mango Puree

Cut one organic very ripe banana and one ripe mango into chunks. Blend until smooth. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Carrot and Potato Puree

Wash and peel one fresh organic carrot and one fresh organic small potato. Cut carrot and potato into small cubes and steam them. Rinse to remove starch. Puree steamed and cooked carrot and potato until desired consistency is reached. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Pumpkin and Spinach Puree

Peel and chop 1/4 pumpkin into small cubes (store remainder for mummy and daddy's dinner). Steam until tender. Finely chop a small handful of fresh baby spinach. Blend cooked pumpkin and spinach until smooth. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.  

Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Pea Puree

Finely chop 1/4 small sweet potato and steam until tender. Add 3 washed, organic broccoli steams/florets and a handful of peas and steam until tender. Puree or mash ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Bon Appétit!