Homemade Beetroot Baby Puree Recipe for reusable food pouches by Little Mashies
Why is beetroot a great baby food choice for reusable food pouches?
Oh my gosh, beetroot is awesome! It's strange how here in Australia we mostly love it but in other countries people tend to think beets are a little bit weird! Don't be fooled! This root vegetable is sweet and can be cooked so many ways it's incredible how versitile it is. Highly nutritious and rich in Calcium, Potassium and vitamin A, beets are of great importance for the healthy development of your baby. They also have a very high level of fiber, and their typical vivid purple color make the food attractive to kids. You can use beetroot juice to make icing or cakes pink, you can cut them and make beetroot chips in the oven. You can add a little to your mashed potato to make it bright on the plate. Beetroot is great for your blood and as a toddler I even gave Ariella carrot, beetroot and celery juice in small amounts to get her used to having vegetable juice instead of fruit juice. It's still sweet it just has more of an earthy taste when juiced. Oh and how could i forget... omg grated beetroot, mint and cut orange (with salt and pepper) makes the best salad ever! I promise you, kids will LOVE it.
2 large beetroot (400g)
Step 1: Peel and cut beets into small pieces.
Step 2: Steam the beet in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system for approximately 15-20 minutes or until soft.
Step 3: Puree the beetroot in a food processor or blender, using a little of the cooking liquid to get a desired smooth consistency (usually 1-2 tablespoons). You can also use breast milk or formula to mix with the puree, or avocado will make it creamier.
Step 4: If preparing your baby food recipe in bulk freeze the puree into ice-cube trays or spoon it straight into Little Mashies reusable food pouches and then store them in the fridge or freezer. For instructions on how to fill a refillable pouch you can read our blog. For info on how long to freeze specific baby foods for we have the information here.
Step 5: Label and date your homemade pouches so that you know when to use the puree by. There is a space on the back of the Little Mashies yoghurt and baby food pouches so that you can write all the details.
Step 6: To clean your reusable food pouches you can check out our Little Mashies video here. Little Mashies are see through when held towards light, so it is very easy to see that all of the food is washed out. Because of the specifically designed curved shape, all of the food washes straight out when held upside down under a tap. Little Mashies can also be used in the dishwasher and steam sterilisers, and are BPA free, Phthalate Free, and PVC free.
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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews
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POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
The pouches are a great size 130 ml and the designs are cute. They are super easy to clean. My daughter enjoyed these more than the store bought pouches. I feel better that I know what she is eating. Everybody wins!
POSTED BY VANESSA
My kids love these! Love putting homemade yoghurt and smoothies in them. Best of all kids can't see what colour the smoothies are! For THAT mum who likes to hide greens and veg in everything! Lol!
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
Can't believe how much easier these Mashies are to use than other designs AND they actually clean properly PLUS stay closed! I've used them so many times now I've saved heaps! Thank you!!