Two Easy & Healthy Puree Recipes
Starting solids? Here are two simple recipes from Dr Julie Bhosale Starting Solids Guide, that your baby will love to see on their spoon
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High Iron – Rib Roast Puree
This is a great meal for the whole family, baby included, which is very high in iron, fat and B-vitamins. It honestly takes all of five minutes preparation in the slow cooker and then a quick pulse in the Philips Avent combined steamer blender when you get home!
- 500g-750g of rolled rib beef (ideally get one with the string already on!)
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1-2 red kumara, chopped
- 1 and 1/2 cups of beef stock
- Extra virgin olive oil (to seal the meat)
- Turn a large fry-pan on medium heat, when hot add a little bit of oil and place in meat to seal all the sides. Remove from heat and place into the slow cooker.
- Put in all the chopped vegetables around it.
- Pour over beef stock, cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
- To make baby food, place a portion of the vegetables (about 3/4 cup) and a couple of slices of meat into the Philips Avent combined steamer blender. As you do not need to steam just place upright to blend. Pulse for a minute or two and pour into bowls!
Butternut Pumpkin Puree
Both my boys started their solids journey with this puree. Pumpkin is a great first food, I really like butternut pumpkin to start with for its natural taste and it is easy on the gastrointestinal tract.
This recipe is more about guiding you in how to easily start your baby off on solids – the puree itself is super simple!
- 1/2 Butternut Pumpkin
Highly recommended is using the Philips Avent combined steamer blender. I have used this for the last four years to make my own baby food from scratch as well as other things! I’ve also found some good baby food trays helps with easy storage and quick defrosting.
- Prepare the butternut pumpkin by scooping out the seeds.
- Cut the pumpkin and place into the Avent Blender to steam.
- When steamed (takes 20mins in blender) simply flick over and pulse (or add from tray).