simple purees {for baby}

0 | January 14, 2010

All the baby food on this blog is fairly self explanatory. Just simple recipes that I have researched, put my spin on or want to rely to anyone who wants to read. It’s nothing new. Especially this next one. The basis of all baby food. The stage one puree. It’s here just incase you need it.

Simple Baby Food Puree

For this example I’m using butternut squash but pretty much any stage one food that needs to be cooked will do. For example: sweet potato, apple, carrot (don’t use any leftover water with carrots because of the nitrate level), peaches, pumpkin, or any winter squash.

you will need:

1 butternut squash

Preheat Oven to 400°

Cut butternut squash in half

Scoop out seeds
Put squash face down in roasting pan. Add about an inch of water.

Bake in a 400° oven for 45 minutes or until the skin puckers and halves feel soft.

Scoop out the “meat” of the squash, discarding skins.

Place in food processor or blender and puree, adding water as necessary to achieve a smooth and thin consistency.

Place in an ice cube tray and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze. Once frozen, store cubes (each cube is one ounce) in freezer bags. Can be stored for up to 3 months. Preferably use in 1 month. Defrost to serve.

Use simple purees in various recipes. Try scrambling a cube with an egg yolk or mixing an apple with a squash for example.

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