Monday, July 7, 2014

Homemade Baby Food: Carrot and Potato Combo Puree

Homemade baby food is truly versatile. You can actually mix and match fruits and vegetables to feed your baby by the time she reach 6months, of course you have to consult your doctor first before anything else.

My baby is turning 8 months on the 10th, thus I already introduced her to vegetable combos for more than a month now. Sometimes, she had an all pureed veggies or mixed with powdered rice. The same, she loved them all. 

Here’s a very simple homemade baby food recipe that I have given my baby girl, a carrot and potato combo puree that you can try at home too.

What You Need:
2 medium size carrots peeled and diced
3 medium size potatoes peeled and diced
Food processor or blender
Storage containers

Steam or boil the vegetables in a little water until tender, i.e. to preserve the nutrients.

Toss the vegetables in the blender. You can add the water you used to boil or steam, breast milk or formula to achieve desired consistency.

Place the puree in the container. This time I made used of an ice cube trays, freeze then transferred to Ziplock and stock them in the freezer.

For this recipe , I made about 20 cubes of carrots and potato homemade baby food puree.

When almost feeding time, I’ll take out about 4 cubes, put it in a glass container, heat in the microwave then let cool. Always make sure that the puree is cool enough for the baby to consume.

Nutritional Facts

Carrots are well-known beneficial in promoting good vision. It is said to be the best source of beta carotene from vegetables, which our body converts to Vitamin A. Antioxidant that helps our body guard against serious diseases. On the other hand, potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and potassium which are beneficial to our baby’s health.