Saturday, 18 June 2011

baby eats: vege puree

Makes 3/4 C (175ml)

Stage 1 (4-6 months+) vege: carrot, potato, kumara, pumpkin, kamokamo, marrow.

Stage 2 (6-7 months+) vege: broccoli, puha, parsnip, swede, cauliflower.
  • 125g vege - peeled, chopped & finely diced;

  • 4 T water

  1. Put vegetable and water into a small pan. Bring to a boil.

  2. Cover and simmer until tender (approx. 25mins).

  3. Uncover and simmer until liquid is evaporated.

  4. Press through sieve/strainer.

Microwave style

  1. Put vege + 2T water in a microwaveable bowl. Cover, with vent.

  2. Cook on High (100%) for 4 mins. Stand for 5 mins.

  3. Press through sieve/strainer.

To serve: Serve at 30-37 degrees C; Mix boiled water (or formula milk or breast milk) to achieve preferred consistency.

To keep: Cover and refrigerate. Use within 24hrs.

To freeze: Spoon into ice-cube tray. Use within 10-12 months. Defrost: covered in refrigerator.

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