Homemade Spinach, Potato And Egg Yolk Baby Puree Recipe
for Little Mashies reusable food pouches
1 cups of potato, peeled and diced 1/4 cup of spinach 1 boiled egg
Step 1: To boil an egg, place it in a saucepan. Cover with warm water by 1 inch and add a pinch of salt. Over medium heat, slowly bring to a boil. When you have reached a boil, let it cook for about 10 minutes. Move the egg to bowl filled with cold water. Let it cool for at least 5 minutes. Peel, cut in half and scoop out egg yolk. Babies are not recommended egg whites until after 1 year of age. Step 2: Meanwhile, steam the diced potato in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system for about 15 minutes or until soft. Step 3: Add the spinach and cook for 3-5 minutes more. Step 4: Puree the ingredients 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 to make it smoother.
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).
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 egg yolk a great baby food choice?
Egg yolk supplies your baby with all necessary nutrients, good cholesterol and iron necessary for mental development. It is one of those foods that is so packed with nutrients it's ideal for young children to have regularly.
Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews
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