Weaning – Puree Recipes

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I have been making my own purées. Nick and I try and eat clean so I want Rosalie to eat that way too. I have resisted following any recipes and have kept my purées to just one vegetable per puree. I don’t see the point in getting Rosalie used to the taste of strawberry, sweet potato and pear (etc etc…) when in reality once she is fully weaned she’ll never eat that concotion again.

I have made sweet potato, carrot, pear, and banana purées so far. They are all made the same way. I make a big batch and then freeze them.
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

Today, I made apple. Here’s what I did.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

First of all I peel and chop the fruit or vegetables into small pieces.

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

I then pop the fruit or veg cubes into a pan.

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

I fill the pan up with water, just enough to cover the fruit or veg.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

I then leave the pan to simmer for 20 mins or so until the fruit or veg is soft and falls off the fork when picked up.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

Once cooked I transfer all the cooked fruit or veg to my blender and whizz untill smooth.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

I then spoon my puree into my freezer mould and pop it in the freezer. This mould was from the 99p shop. At the moment Rosalie is having one half moon per meal time and this is approximately 2 tablespoons.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

And that’s it.

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby

Once the puree has frozen, I usually leave mine in the freezer overnight, I prize out the frozen half moons with a knife and bag them up so they take up less room in the freezer. Each evening I take out two different purées and pop them into my little pots (also from the 99p shop) to defrost in the fridge. When it comes to lunch and dinner time the next day the cubes have defrosted. Before I feed Rosalie I take out a pot of puree and put the pot in a cup of boiling water to warm through. It usually takes about 5 minutes. I test to make sure it’s not to hot for her and then empty it into her bowl to serve.

 

Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
frozen banana
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
I make all my purées this way. Veg or fruit. Except banana which you don’t need to cook. I just chop up a banana and put it in the blender with a little water to help get it started. Also pears, if they are ripe, can be blended without cooking. Although I cooked mine when I made pear puree.
That really is all there is to it. I think I’m going to try and introduce some green, less appetising veg next like spinach, kale and broccoli. I might try and mix it with sweet potato or carrot to make it more appealing. No one wants to eat a bowl full of kale. I feel this is ok as you may have spinach and sweet potato together in a meal. Oh and avocardo I want to give that a try too.
So this is what I do and So far so good. It’s working for us. Rosalie has gobbled down every puree we have tried with great gusto and is now even trying to feed herself!!
Weaning - Puree Recipes - Home made puree recipes to help you wean your baby
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