Nutrient Dense Baby Foods: Pureed Vegetables

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Welcome to my sixth edition of my Nutrient Dense Baby Foods series for Homemade Mommy!  Last week I discussed introducing bananas to your baby’s diet.  This week I am discussing Weston A. Price Foundation’s recommendations for pureed vegetables as one of your baby’s first foods.

Pureeing your own baby food is simple and saves you several dollars on both grocery AND medical bills!  Feeding your baby the most nutritious foods without the added preservatives or other chemicals is going to help keep your baby healthy.

What are the recommended vegetables for a 6-8 month old?

The WAPF recommends the following vegetables pureed with real butter or coconut oil for 6-8 month olds:

  1. zucchini
  2. squash
  3. sweet potato
  4. carrots
  5. beets
  6. parsnips

How to prepare sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips and beets for your baby:

  1. Peel sweet potato, carrot, parsnip or beet.
  2. Slice vegetable into smaller chunks (approximately 1 inch).
  3. Steam them for about 20-25 minutes or until soft.  I use this pot to steam my vegetables.
  4. Remove from stove and place them into a blender, food mill, or food processor.
  5. Add organic butter or coconut oil to the mixture and puree.
  6. If you are preparing in bulk, freeze in freezer safe containers or ice cube trays like this or this.

How to prepare squash for your baby:

  1. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds with a spoon.
  2. Bake the squash in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour or until tender.
  3. Remove from the oven, and scoop out the tender flesh of the squash into a blenderfood mill, or food processor.
  4. Add organic butter or coconut oil to the mixture and puree.
  5. If you are preparing in bulk, freeze in freezer safe containers or ice cube trays like this or this.

Get creative!

Once you have tested the vegetables with your baby for allergies you can start mixing them together to make different medleys for him or her.  My twins used to love sweet potatoes with parsnips!

Plan ahead!

Every evening you can remove one of your containers of frozen vegetables from the freezer to defrost in the fridge overnight.  That way you will be prepared the next day for lunch and dinner.

Next week I’ll begin explaining how you can save time and money and still make healthy, nutrient dense baby food!

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I'm a junk food junkie turned real foodie. I used to be hooked on Coke and Cool Ranch Doritos. Now I drink green smoothies and raw milk and make my own cleaning and beauty products for my family. I'm a stay at home mother of twins. I've been a stay at home working mother of twins off an on for the last six years. I am a serial entrepreneur and always have to have something going on in that area. I'm homeschooling my kids and using natural remedies. Juggling all of this is not easy but I'm making it work because I'm committed to being healthy and happy. Follow me on my journey as I try to find sanity in this crazy thing called life!

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