Natural Pumpkin and Carrot Puree for Baby
Pumpkin and Carrot Puree for Baby
4 - 6
This smooth baby puree is naturally sweetened with both pumpkin and carrots. It’s easy to make and full of wholesome veggie goodness which your baby will just love.
2 ½ cups of pumpkin, peeled, de-seeded and diced into small cubes
1 ½ cups of carrots, peeled and diced into small cubes
½ cup of water
Wash, peel and cut the carrot and pumpkin into small cubes;
Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam for approximately 10-15 minutes or until soft;
Take out the basket(s) and remove the water (keep water to one side);
Place the soft pumpkin and carrots into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of water until the desired consistency is met (smooth for younger babies);
Portion into reusable baby food pouches;
Serve with a food pouch spout or spoon!
Both pumpkin and carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A (as beta carotene) and fibre. They are also a great source of potassium which is an essential mineral for your growing child. However, we don’t recommend that you offer your baby or toddler pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins are wonderfully low in fat and low in calories.
When can I introduce pumpkin?
Babies are recommended to start on solid foods at around 6 months, but not before 4 months. Make sure your baby is showing signs they are ready for solids and that you introduce one food at a time initially, after that you are welcome to mix other fruits or veggies with this recipe!
To find out more about starting your baby out on solid foods safely read our article about introducing solids here.