This healthy homemade baby food recipe is full of yummy fall flavors that will make baby's tummy happy.
Nutritional Benefits: Very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.
- 1 cup cooked and mashed butternut squash
- 1 apple
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup milk or formula
- Peel, core, and slice the apple, and cook until soft.
- Add one cup of the cooked and mashed squash and the apple, spice, and milk to a blender.
- Puree until smooth, adding extra milk or apple juice if a smoother consistency is needed.
Age: 6 months +
Nutritional Benefits: Very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and fiber.
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 small head of cauliflower, divided into florets
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup chicken stock
- Place the apple and cauliflower in a saucepan and pour in the stock and bring to a boil.
- Simmer until the apple and cauliflower are tender.
- Drain, reserving the stock.
- Add the cauliflower and apple to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding the stock until desired baby food consistency is reached.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Baldwin
"My favorite applesauce recipe is sooo easy, and the whole family likes it so much that I never buy it anymore!"
- 4 apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
- dash of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons sugar--sometimes I add more or use less depending on how tart or sweet the apples are.
- 3/4 cup of water
- Put all in crock pot on low for about 8 hours, until the apples turn to mush and fall apart when stirred.
- Pour into food processor and purée until smooth.
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Age: 6 months +
Nutritional Benefits: Excellent source of vitamin A and C and potassium.
- 1/2 mango (peeled)
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 ripe peach (remove skin and pit)
- Add fruits to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add water a little at a time if your baby needs a thinner consistency.
- Serve as a puree or mix into your baby's cereal or other grain.
Submitted by: Stina
- 2 cups full fat plain greek yogurt, any brand
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
- Puree all ingredients together in a blender. Fill pouches with fruit and yogurt mixture and pack in your son or daughters lunchbox. Mine loves this!
- NOTE: if for some reason this ends up too THIN for your liking, you can always thicken with baby oatmeal... I use it all the time to thicken my purees... It has a lot of iron in it, too, which is good for us because we don't eat very...