Butternut Squash Purees for Babies
Pumpkin and squash are my favourite first vegetables. They have a lovely
sweetness and are easily digested by delicate little stomachs. Use this recipe for beets, green beans, snow peas and peeled rutabaga and turnip, too.
PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 30 mins
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into large cubes
1 Put the squash in a steamer and steam, covered, over boiling water for 30 minutes until completely soft. Reserve the steam water. If using a blender with a plastic container, let the squash cool completely before blending.
2 Transfer the squash to a blender and add enough of the reserved steam water to cover it halfway. Blend for 1 minute until smooth. Serve warm, reheating if necessary.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH is sweet, filling and incredibly versatile. Its lovely hue comes from its beta carotene content, which rivals even that of mangoes and cantaloupes. High in antioxidants, it may have an
anti-inflammatory effect, and also contains healthy doses of fiber, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins, which contribute to bone and heart health and support the nervous and immune systems.