General instructions:

  • Wash the veggies, fruits and other consumable items under running cold water.
  • Wash your hands well, before and after cooking. Also before feeding the baby.
  • Cook the veggies well so that it can be mashed easily.
  • Serve the purée either warm or at normal room temperature.
  • Every baby differs from other and so as their appetite so don’t feed the baby forcefully. Look out for their signs of being full.
  • While mashing any fruits or veggies make sure there are no big chunks.
  • Before starting solids always consult your pediatrician.
  • Don’t add salt and sugar till one year.
  • To start with solids, the portion of a veggie or fruit must be equal to the size of an ice cube, not more than that. Gradually as per months, you can increase the portions.

VEGGIES PURÉE

Broccoli purée (Age-4m+)

  • Cut the florets of broccoli into small pieces to cook fast and well.
  • Boil the broccoli pieces or steam the broccoli florets.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: Broccoli is rich in protein, iron and fiber.

Carrot purée (Age-4m+)

  • Peet the carrot and Cut it into small pieces to cook fast and well.
  • Boil the carrot pieces or steam the carrot.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: carrots are good source of beta carotene, fiber and vitamin K which is good for babies’ eyes development.

Cauliflower purée (Age-4m+)

  • Cut the florets of cauliflower into small pieces to cook fast and well.
  • Boil the cauliflower chunks or steam the cauliflower.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: cauliflower is a great source of vitamins and fiber which includes vitamin C, K, B6 and many more.

Green beans purée (Age-4m+)

  • Cut the beans into small pieces to cook fast and well.
  • Boil or steam the beans.
  • Cook well.
  • Take out and grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: Green beans contain many essential vitamins and minerals including folate which is good for bone health, hair, organs, muscles.

Zucchini puree (Age-6m+)

  • Peel the zucchini.
  • Cut the zucchini into medium pieces as it gets cooked fast).
  • Boil or steam the zucchini pieces.
  • Cook well.
  • Take out and grind it into puree.

Nutritional value: Zucchini is a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. It’s rich in vitamin A, antioxidants which is good for eyes,skin and healthy digestion.

Pumpkin purée (Age-4m+)

  • Peel the pumpkin and cut in to small chunks.
  • Boil the chunks for 10- 15 mins.
  • Take out, either mash it or grind it into purée.

Nutritional value: Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C. It also contains vitamin E, iron and folate which is good for strong immunity as well.

Beetroot purée (Age-4m+)

  • Peel and cut the beetroot into small chunks.
  • Boil the beetroot chunks or steam the beetroot.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: Beetroot is packed with essential nutrients and a great source of fiber, folate, iron, and vitamin C.

Spinach puree (Age -7m+)

  • Boil or steam the spinach leaves for 7-10 mins.
  • Take out and grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: spinach is rich in iron, fibers, folate, vitamin A which is good for healthy hair, eyes and digestion.

Sweet potato purée( Age- 6m+)

  • Peel the sweet potato.
  • Cut it into pieces or half.
  • Boil the pieces or steam the half of the sweet potato.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree

Nutrition value: Sweet potatoes are good source of carbohydrates.

Tomato puree (Age-11m+)

  • Cut the tomato into four pieces.
  • Scoop out the seeds.
  • Boil the pieces well.
  • Take out and either mash it or grind it into puree

Nutrition value: Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, K and Folate. It’s good for skin, heart health.

FRUITS PUREE

Banana purée (Age- 6m+)

  • Mash one banana with the help of a fork or washed hands.

Nutrition value: Bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients which is also good for constipation

Apple purée (Age- 6m+)

  • Peel the apple.
  • Cut in into smaller pieces.
  • Boil or steam the pieces for 10-15mins( depending on the flame of the gas).
  • Take out the pieces in a bowl and with the help of fork, either mash the apple chunks or grind it into purée.

Nutrition value: Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants which is good for skin health, eyes, skin.

Avocado purée (Age- 6m+)

  • Mash it with the help of a fork or grind it into purée.Cut the avocado with the help of a knife.
  • Take out the seed.
  • Using a spoon take out the pulp in a bowl.

Nutrition value: Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients,vitamin, B6, K, C, E, Folate and many more which helps in healthy heart and good for eyes.

Ripe Papaya puree (Age- 6m+)

  • Cut the papaya with the help of a knife into half.
  • Peel it.
  • Scoop out the seeds.
  • Mash it with the help of a fork or grind it into purée.

Nutrition value: Papaya is high in vitamins C and A, as well as fiber and antioxidants.

Pear puree (Age- 6m+)

  • Peel the pear.
  • Cut it into smaller pieces.
  • Boil or steam the pieces for 10-15mins( depends on the flame of the gas).
  • Take out the pieces in a bowl and with the help of fork either mash it or grind it into puree.

Nutrition value: Pears are especially rich in folate, vitamin C and helps in gut health.

Strawberry puree (Age- 6m+)

  • With the help of a straw take out the mid vein and the top leaves of strawberry.
  • Mash it with the help of a fork or grind it into purée.

Nutrition value: Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, folate (vitamin B9), and rich source of antioxidants.They contain small amounts of several other vitamins and minerals.

Blueberry puree (Age- 6m+)

  • Grind the blueberries into purée.
  • OR , Mash the blueberries and strain the pulpy juice with the help of a strainer to avoid big peels of it.

Nutrition value: Blueberries are an excellent source of several vitamins and antioxidants. Blueberries are low in calories and fat. It’s good for brain health.

Smoothies (Age-10m+)

Smoothies are a great way to blend mix of veggies and fruits and serve it to your baby and toddler. Here are the list of combinations you can make for yours which is incredibly healthy and tastes as good as its nutritional value:

  • Apple+grapes+bell pepper
  • Raspberry+banana+spinach( use spinach after 11months)
  • Apples+ carrots+ orange
  • Beetroot+ apple+ carrot
  • Cranberries + orange+ strawberries + spinach
  • Mango+apple+ carrot+ yoghurt (use yoghurt after one year)
  • banana+peanut butter+ yoghurt (use yoghurt after one year)

( to be contd…)

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