Delicious Fruit Puree for Your 6 Month Old

Delicious Fruit Puree for Your 6 Month Old

Purees and mashed veggies can give a great start to your baby’s growth, not only does it bring on the nutritional goodness it also gives the parents the convenience of presenting different fruits and flavors in different ways. Moreover, it is just about the joy and satisfaction that you get while you lovingly follow each step to make each meal a healthy and nutritious one for your baby.  

While you prepare puree for your active 6-month-old baby here are a few things to consider :

  • Do not hurry to introduce fruit purees or mashed vegetables to babies in a hurry.

  • Make it in small batches or give a gap in between the days when you introduce it, babies might not find the burst of new flavours quite appetizing.

  • Steam the fruit to preserve the nutritional value of the fruit. You can steam the veggies and fruits in Vega Baby & Mom Electric Steam Sterilizer with Dryer
  • Do not steam fruits like bananas, kiwis, or avocados as they are already quite tender in texture.
  • Observe the consistency your baby likes, and gradually reduce the quantity of water you add to the puree.
  • Do not add salt or sugar to the pureed or mashed fruits and food, let your baby get the nutritional benefits.
  • Choose organic produce that is free from pesticides and has nothing but organic goodness.

    Below are 2 easy recipes of flavourful Carrot Puree and Pumpkin puree that would be a great addition to your baby’s mealtime wonders.

    Carrot Puree
    Ingredients for Carrot Puree :

Carrot – 1 or 2

How to Prepare

Choose a carrot that is smooth in texture and is bright orange in color.

Wash the Carrot. Peel the carrot and dice it in small pieces.

You can cook the carrot by any method whether it is steaming or pressure cooking.
However, steaming helps retain the vitamins present in the carrot.

For steaming you can place the carrot chunks in a bowl and place it in a steam sterilizer. Make sure you check it if it is of the desired consistency your baby prefers.

Do not put your hands directly into the steam coming up, it may lead to burns. Use a tong or a fork to do so.

To pressure cook the carrots, put the carrot chunks in a bowl and pressure cook it with water as per the desired consistency. Cook for three whistles until it is soft and tender.

You can scoop it out in a bowl and serve it to the baby using a Heat Sensory Weaning Spoon with a soft tip. This will help you be aware of the temperature of the puree and make sure it is not too hot to feed the baby.

Pumpkin Puree
Ingredients for Pumpkin Puree:

Pumpkin –  ¼ or as required

How to Prepare

Choose a ripe and firm pumpkin, one that does not have any cracks or soft spots.
Peel the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds of the pumpkin.   Cut it into small pieces.

Take a saucepan add water and cook the pumpkin with the lid on for around 15 minutes or until it is tender.

Puree the pumpkin in a blender, and add water till it reaches the desired consistency. Strain the puree and pour it into a Silicone Food Feeder. This feeding accessory makes it more convenient to feed the baby. The leakproof design makes sure the puree does not leak out while feeding. It also offers great standing convenience due to the suction base. It keeps the feeder in an upright standing position.

Once your baby starts their journey toward solid there is a lot of scope for presenting them with healthy nutritious fruits and veggies. You can give it to them in different ways, mashed, pureed, boiled, steamed or plain raw. Help your baby get the proper nutrition for their growth and development while keeping it convenient for the parent and entertaining for the baby

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