Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby food recipe 1: Butternut squash vegetable meal

It has been really really long since I posted a recipe. Well, with a 10 month old baby, the time just flies! Anyways, once we started giving her solid foods, I have been cooking some really nutritious foods for her. Not that I am against store bought ready to eat baby foods, I just prefer cooking and giving her home made baby food. Since I love cooking, why not make different varieties of food and keep her interested in eating? You know babies do get bored of eating same thing every meal (breast milk is of course an exception to this!). Shreeya is no different. She loves trying out new foods, tastes and definitely appreciates the surprises in her meals. This absolutely keeps me motivated to cook different types of meals for her. I am going to try and post some of the recipes which she has loved. Many of these are an inspiration from my mom and grand mom (Thanks aai and aaji !!!), with a variation of my taste. Any mom out there is welcome to try these out - of course as always, do keep in mind what your baby might be allergic to and as always, consult the pediatrician before introducing any new food.

Baby food recipe 1:  Butternut squash vegetable meal (Age 8 months and up)

  • Rice 1 tbsp
  • Organic Butternut Squash(or pumpkin) 2 tbsp.chopped
  • Organic green beans - 4-5
  • Organic baby spinach  4-5 leaves
  • Tomato 1 medium size
  • Organic Sour cream - 1 tsp
  • Salt.

Pressure cook rice and all the vegetables. Mash them to make a puree. Add salt as per taste.
Let it cool. Add Sour cream before serving.
That is it! It is ready to be served.

Please note:
You may skip salt if you prefer.
You can create any combination of vegetables along with butternut squash.
You may puree the cooked vegetables with a blender if you want to really really smooth.

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