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Mixed Vegetable Baby Food Recipe

Baby First Foods Four Months Old Mixed vegetable baby puree

Homemade mixed vegetable baby food recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Ingredients:

2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 zucchini
1 cup cauliflower

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut vegetables into small pieces
Step 2: Steam the diced vegetables in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system.
Step 3: Puree the vegetables 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.

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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. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age in baby led weaning foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed. They also need to be well cooked so they are soft, and with no loose pieces (for example tiny florets that can break off on broccoli, or a slice of apple that's so thin it can break when gnawed on).
Baby led weaning recipes and sizes
From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I would suggest 2-4 grains of rice in size. It's a small piece so that if they swallow it whole they won't choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage where we mash food so it has a little texture. At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning the food goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about fingernail sized pieces. Of course some babies will be on a different timeline depending on whether they have heaps or a few teeth. Every baby is different and you just have to watch carefully and get to know how your baby is with food. Never leave them alone whilst eating, and I also recommend sitting them at a table with you for all meals if you can. It helps set the expectation for later in life and you can be a role model for how to eat well. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves again (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

Why is potato a great baby food choice?

Potato is probably the most popular vegetable on the planet. You can add it to puree mixes of other vegetables and meat, or serve it on its own as a finger food down the track. It's one of those foods that is a great filler to bulk up meals and make them more substantial. Don't get stuck serving it just one way. Remember you can bake it before you puree it, you can stir fry it (with a healthy oil or water), you can steam it or mash it or even grate it!
 
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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

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POSTED BY CARLIE
Ticks all the boxes... firstly, the ziplock is SUPER strong, something I have been failed by in the past with similar items. It's a good size for toddler yoghurts etc, and its bright green appearance and 'little mashie' makes it pretty cool :) ! Thanks!
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POSTED BY KENDELLE
Had my little mushies for a week now & loving them so easy to clean. Perfect for the preschool lunch box :)
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POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
It's great to be able to pack easy to eat, healthy snacks that the kids love without the wasteful packaging. We so far have used them for yoghurt in lunch boxes. Look forward to using them for home made baby food when bubs is big enough for that.
 
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