Butternut squash, like pumpkin and sweet potato, is one of the more unusual vegetables now available in supermarkets which are ideal for baby food recipes. It is easily digested, rarely causes allergies, and is a good source of betacarotene and vitamins C and E. Babies like the naturally sweet taste, which combines well with vegetables like peas or broccoli and also goes well with fruits like apple or pear.Cooking fruit and vegetables in a steamer, as in this baby food recipe, is one of the…
Orange fleshed sweet potato is a good source of vitamins C, and betacarotene and is richer in nutrients than ordinary potatoes. You can also substitute other vegetables when weaning your baby like swede or pumpkin for the sweet potato. Root vegetables have a naturally sweet taste, they puree to a smooth consistency and are unlikely to cause allergies, so they make a good first food.
Bananas are full of slow-release sugars which provide sustained energy. They make a perfect baby recipe as they are portable and come in their own easy to peel packaging. They are also good for the treatment of diarrhoea and constipation.
Butternut squash and other root vegetables make good baby food in the first few weeks due to their naturally sweet flavour and smooth texture once pureed. A delicious butternut squash recipe for your baby.