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.
First of all I peel and chop the fruit or vegetables into small pieces.
I then pop the fruit or veg cubes into a pan.
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.
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.
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.