Apparently my 7 month old enjoyed the homemade apple carrot puree!
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…)
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, mangos, 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.
Apple Carrot Puree (Baby Food)
- 5 carrots peeled
- 2 apples cored
- 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.
Does your baby really need to be counting calories? :-)