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Apple Blueberry And Spinach Baby Food Recipe

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Homemade Apple Blueberry And Spinach Baby Food Puree Recipe for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Homemade Apple Blueberry And Spinach Baby Food Puree Recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Ingredients:

1 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup spinach, stems chopped

Instructions:

Step 1: Steam the diced apples for about 8 minutes and then add the blueberries and spinach to cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 2: Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender such as the Baby Bullet system or Beaba Baby Cook.
Step 3: Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender such as Beaba Baby Cook or the Baby Bullet system.
Step 4: If preparing baby food in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches.
Step 5: Label and date produce so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies squeeze containers so that you can write all the details.

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For Baby Led Weaning and Older Kids

For baby led weaning you skip the baby food puree altogether and start with large (2 finger sized) pieces of the food. In this case you would serve finger shaped pieces of apple to your baby, it's actually easier just to give your baby a peeled apple, cut in half (and baked or steamed). With blueberries in baby led weaning you squash them so they are flat but I'm still hesitant about this because blueberries and all other small round things are such a high risk of choking. Instead I would just puree the blueberries and spinach and use it as a dipping sauce for the apple fingers. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed.
How to do baby led weaning
From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I'm trying to think what is a universal thing that people from all countries would know.. maybe say the size of 2 grains of rice. It's a small piece so if they swallow it whole they wont choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage that you mash food so it has a little texture. At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning it goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about finger nail sized pieces. I'd feel fine about giving squashed blueberries at this age. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves agian (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

Why is blueberry a great baby food choice?

This is an all time favourite mix with babies right around the world. We have mums email us all the time giving their tick of approval of this puree... At Little Mashies HQ we absolutely love blueberries! When you give your baby blueberries you are feeding them with one of earths most delicious superfoods. Blueberries are rich in nutrients, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. Spinach also provides lots of benefits: it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and thanks to a wealth of vitamin K it is great for bone health too. Babies love sweet things so we add apple here for some prebiotic fibre and a little bit of sweetness.

 

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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

Easy and wholesome food!
POSTED BY SARAH
I hate the idea of buying the sugar filled snacks in pouches. I love being able to put my own yoghurts, purees and custards into the Little Mashies. My little one asks for them all the time now; her faces lights up when she sees the little green man. Super easy to use and clean. I love them and tell all my friends to buy some. Great value for money.

Great product
POSTED BY ANNE
I bought this recently and find it a great product. I love the large opening that helps with filling all different textures from puree to rough mash. Our baby loves to self-feed and this cuts down on the mess when she feeds with a spoon or hands. Surprisingly easy to clean too.

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POSTED BY JOCELYNN
Wow... This product has made my mealtimes so much easier... No more fighing ...as soon as my little boy sees the Green Mashies he gets so excited.. Highly recommend.. Excellent quality and safe to use in lunch boxes.