Delicious Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby
Zucchini & Pumpkin Puree For Baby
4 - 6
Both zucchini and pumpkin are excellent first foods for your young baby as they are full of nutrients and good dietry fibre. They are quick to cook and easy to blend to make smooth baby food purees.
2 ½ cups of pumpkin, peeled, de-seeded and diced into small cubes
1 ½ cups of zucchini, washed and diced into small cubes
½ cup of water
Optional, add breastmilk or formula to give a more creamy texture
Peel, de-seed and cut pumpkin into small cubes;
Wash and cut the zucchini into small cubes (no need to peel);
Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam for approximately 7-10 minutes or until tender;
Take out the basket(s) and remove the water (keep water to one side);
Place the soft pumpkin and zucchini into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of breastmilk, formula or water until the desired consistency is met (smoother for younger babies and allow for a rougher texture as your baby gets older);
Portion into reusable baby food pouches;
Serve with a food pouch spoon!
Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and are naturally sweet. Zucchini has a high Vitamin C content and has a fresh, soft flavour and texture. Both vegetables provide a great source of nutrition.
Babies are recommended to start on solids around 6 months and 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 solids safely read our articles here.