Homemade Baby Food Recipes

 

After a good few months on milk, your baby will become unsatisfied and start to crave soft solid foods.

Rather than spending stupid amounts of money on a supermarket sweep of every brand and flavour of baby food available, why not make it yourself?!

Store-bought baby food generally has more sugar, more sodium and less fibre than baby food which is prepared at home; never mind the fact that store-bought baby food costs two to three times as much as well!

With the help of a blender, you can prepare heaps of nutritious baby food in the comfort of your home, in a matter of minutes.

You will know exactly what is in your baby’s food, especially if you buy all organic ingredients. A happy and healthy baby, equals a happy parent!

 

 

 

Apple a Day Purée

120ml Water

3 Medium Apples (red, and cut into 1 inch cubes)

1/8 tsp Cinnamon

 

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 12 minutes until apples are tender.
  • Once slightly cooled, transfer the mixture into a blender, the purée until of desired consistency, adding more water when/if needed

 

 

Raspberry Banana Purée

1 banana

65g of rinsed raspberries

 

  • This recipe is easy-peasy, just blend until of desired consistency for your baby, add a little water if you need to. This recipe is also perfect for the whole family, as it tastes amazing poured over ice cream or Greek yoghurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut Squash Purée

1 Butternut Squash

 

  • Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius
  • Wash and trim squash, half lengthways and scape out sees with spoon
  • Line tray with baking paper, and put squash cut-side down on it, roast for around 40 mins until tender when pierced with fork.
  • When squash is cool enough to handle, spoon flesh into blender, then purée adding a little water. (Remember to make mixture runnier for those newer to solids, and chunkier for the seasoned eaters).

 

 

Apple and Oat Baby Porridge

1.5 tbsp. organic oats

½ a large apple

¼ tsp. cinnamon powder

120ml water

 

  • Peel and chop apples into small pieces.
  • Place apple, oats, cinnamon and water into a saucepan and cook for 3-4 mins on a low heat until the oats are completely cooked.
  • Leave it to cool slightly then pour the mixture into a blender and make the porridge a smooth purée.

 

 

Baby Lasagne (suitable for babies from 9 months and upwards)

½ onion, diced

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 garlic clove or pinch of garlic powder

Pinch of dried oregano

2 chopped carrots

200g courgette (could also use aubergine)

2 tbsp. organic tomato paste

1 cup vegetable stock

½ cup pasta

2 tbsp. ricotta cheese

1 tsp. grated parmesan

 

  • Cook onion in a saucepan in olive oil until soft
  • Add garlic and oregano then stir
  • Afterwards add carrots, other veggies, tomato paste and stock, stir and bring to the boil
  • Add your pasta, then cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until carrots are tender (don’t worry if pasta appears overcooked as you are going to puree it anyway)
  • Remove from heat, stir in ricotta and parmesan
  • After cooling, purée until smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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