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
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
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
- 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.