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Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)

    Apples and Carrots are combined into a healthy and tasty dish that will interest your little one into experiencing different solid foods.

    As a food blogger and a new mom, I was pretty thrilled to start my baby on solids. We knew it was time to start introducing food when we couldn’t last more than 2 minutes into a meal without his eyes following our every spoon full. With each bite, he would follow us with his big, beautiful, puppy dog eyes. His hand would grab for our plates and he would practically jump off our laps trying to eat our meal. (Wonder where he gets his love of food from? Hmm…)

    carrot apple baby food in an ice cube tray
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    Apparently my 7-month-old enjoyed the homemade apple carrot puree!

    Asher started solids a little after 5 months. We started with oatmeal and the typical fruits and veggies. My goal is similar to my own eating philosophy: fill his tummy with every color of the rainbow. So far, so good: he has tried and loves apples, mangoes, carrots, peaches, bananas, kiwi, avocado, peas, green beans, pears and blueberries.

    This apple and carrots recipe has the following health benefits:

    • Excellent source of vitamins including Vitamins A, K, C, B6, and B3.
    • Loaded in nutrients including potassium, manganese, and folate.
    • Great source of fiber and antioxidants.
    • Good for heart health, vision health and cancer-fighting.

    Your baby’s (silver) spoon is waiting.

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    Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)

    4.78 stars average
    Apples and Carrots are combined into a healthy and tasty dish that will interest your little one into experiencing different solid foods.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 25 mins
    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    • 5 carrots (peeled)
    • 2 apples (cored)
    • Water

    Instructions
     

    • Place a steamer basket in a large sauce pot and pour in just enough water to see through the basket.
    • Bring the water to a boil by placing a lid on the pot.
    • Cut carrots into about 1 inch chunks.
    • Once water has come to a boil, remove lid and add apples and carrots.
    • Cover and let steam until tender (about 20 minutes or so.)
    • Place tender carrots and apples into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Add water until you’ve reached your desired consistency. (I added about 1 cup.)
    • To freeze: place puree in ice cube trays.
    • Once frozen, remove from tray and place cubes into a zip lock bag to store.

    Notes

    When storing it for later how do you I defrost the frozen cubes?

    Just leave them out on the counter for a little bit – maybe an hour?

    Nutrition

    Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 1365mgFiber: 17gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 51150IUVitamin C: 34.7mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1.4mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    15 Comments

    1. Can’t wait! After you bring it to a boil, do you turn off the burner and just let the hot water steam the veggies or turn it down to low? Thank you for sharing!

    2. This is a lovely recipe… looks like gorgeous and flavors, plus carrots and apple are good for Vitamin A.

      Recently bought baby food maker and have been on the prowl for recipes. Can’t wait to try this. I’ll report back with Little One’s feedback. :) x

        1. Yup, went down a treat! Thx!

          Why don’t we adults eat some of these combos?!

          Fun tip: If you can pick up purple carrots at a farmers market, then it puts a funky twist on this pureé.

          xx

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