Hey, loving parents!

Am sure you might be getting confused at times about the kind of food to give to your little ones, especially if this is your first time being a mother, or you are living far away from your continent, where help is limited. Just don’t worry about what your baby is going to eat anymore. A group of expert mothers at Healthy Baby Recipe are here to assist you to choose from a wide variety of nutritious and yet tasty food for your baby.

Here are two kinds of purees made of ripe fruits and vegetable ideas you could try for your baby as a stage one food for a 4-6 months’ baby. At this stage, you are just introducing solid to your baby, so you need to try one single puree without combing it with another except breast milk, water, or formula for at least three to five days, to taste the tolerance level. Always watch out for any sign of allergy and discontinue immediately if your baby shows any sign of an allergy.  

Although many parents start introducing solid to their babies as early as 4 months, the American Academy of Paediatricians recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of the baby’s life. But if you still decide to introduce solid food to your baby as early as 4 months as a result of some circumstance beyond your control, please do well to confirm with your paediatrician before taking such a decision. If you are about introducing your baby to solid for the first time or you are still confused about the dos and don’ts of introducing solid food to your baby, please go ahead and read our article on Introducing solids to baby, it would enlighten you.

Table of contents
Baby puree food recipes
Fruits puree
lists of fruits that don’t require steaming
steps in preparing ripe fruits puree
lists of fruits that require steaming
steps in pureeing steam fruits
vegetable puree
steps in pureeing sweet potatoes
steps in pureeing pumpkin
steps in pureeing  green peas
how to store your puree

Fruit purees

I have listed below some fruit purees that do not require any pre-cooking, and at the same time, so fast and simple to prepare. Let me walk you through them. Grab the ripe ones whenever you’re ready.

Lists of fruit purees that do not require steaming:

Avocado puree

Mango puree

Kiwi puree

Watermelon puree

Dragon fruit puree

Banana puree

Blueberry puree

Strawberry puree

Steps in preparing ripe fruits puree

  1. wash and peel the back
  2.  chop or scoop the flesh into your blender (depending on the kind of fruit that you chose)
  3. blend it to your required consistency. You could add water, formula, or breast milk during or after blending
  4. the puree is ready for consumption

Lists of common fruits that require pre-steaming

Some hard fruits require some steaming to get them soft for smooth digestion.

  • Pumpkin
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Butternut squash

Steps in pureeing steam fruits

Steps in preparing Pumpkin puree

  1.  wash the pumpkin properly
  2.  cut them into sections
  3. remove the seeds,
  4. peel the back and chop them into your pot,
  5.  add water to steam for about 5-10 mins
  6. transfer into your blender and blend to your required consistency.
  7. Add required breast milk, water, or formula to it and serve lukewarm

Steps in preparing Apple and pear puree

  1. wash them properly and peel their back
  2. chop them into your pot, remove the seeds and add water
  3. steam or cook it for about 5-10 min to soften
  4. transfer the fruits into your blender and blend to your required consistency
  5. Add breast milk, water, or formula to it
  6. Your puree is ready for consumption

Note: Serve lukewarm.

Steps in preparing butternut squash puree

  1.  wash the butternut properly
  2.  divide them into two from the steam
  3. remove the seeds
  4. peel the back and chop them into your pot,
  5.  add water to steam for about 5-10 mins
  6. transfer into your blender and blend to your required consistency.
  7. Add required breast milk, water, or formula to it and serve lukewarm

Vegetable purees

This group requires steaming or cooking for about 5 -10 mins for it to soften before putting them in the blender to blend to get your final puree.

Lists of some vegetable purees

Sweet potatoes

Carrot puree

Pumpkin puree

Green peas puree

Green beans puree

Steps in pureeing sweet potato

  • wash them properly and peel the back
  • chop them into your pot and add water
  • steam or cook it for about 5-10mins to soften
  • transfer the vegetable into your blender and blend to your required consistency.  
  • Add breast milk, water, or formula to it
  • Your puree is ready for consumption. Serve lukewarm

Steps in preparing Carrot puree (how to puree carrot for babies)

  1. wash them properly and peel the back
  2. chop them into your pot and add water
  3. steam or cook it for about 5-10mins to soften
  4. transfer the vegetables into your blender and blend to get your required consistency
  5. Add breast milk, water, or formula to it
  6. Your puree is ready to be served.

Steps in preparing green peas puree

  1. Wash the peas and place them in a pot
  2. steam or cook it for about 5-10mins to soften
  3. transfer the vegetables into your blender and blend to get your required consistency. 
  4. Add breast milk, water, or formula to it
  5. Your puree is ready to be eaten
Steps in preparing beans puree (same steps as green peas puree)

How to store your purees

For refrigerating option: you can store in your baby’s tight containers in the refrigerator for up to two to three days

For the freezing option: scoop the puree and carefully pace them on the ice-cube tray and store them in the freezer. Once they’re properly frozen, remove them and put them in your baby’s containers or bag, and store them back in the freezer which could last for up to two to three months.

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