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Sweet Potato, Carrot And Pear Baby Food Recipe

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Baby First Foods Four Months Old Sweet Potato, Carrot And Pear Baby Puree

Homemade Sweet Potato, Carrot And Pear Baby Puree Recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Ingredients:

1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
1 cup pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1 cup sweet potato, peeled and diced

Instructions:

Step 1: Peel and chop carrots, sweet potato and pear.
Step 2: Steam the diced carrots, sweet potato and pears in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system for approximately 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through.
Step 3: Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender and then serve in a bowl or Little Mashies pouches.
This is a great puree to mix with any meat or pasta for older babies.

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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).
Carrot size baby led weaning
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.
Pear baby led weaning recipe
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 sweet potato a great baby food choice?

Sweet potato is one more really good choice for baby food. It is rich in nutrients and fibre and is good for digestive tract and bowel health. A lot of people prefer to eat sweet potato over potato because it has a lower GI and more benefits. Pureed for baby food it is sweet and creamy at the same time. For an extra bonus cool and reheat sweet potato to intensify the levels of resistant starch. Resistant starch helps to feed beneficial bacteria in our gut. For more info on gut health for kids you can check out my book Tummy Buggies (in the Little Mashies store).
 

 

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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

These Are Amazing!
POSTED BY STEPHANIE MCALL
These are amazing! They make breakfast and snacks on the go as a hairdresser so quick and easy. Plus they are super easy to fill and clean. Love them! Am definitely thinking of grabbing the Eifle Tower set just to mix it up.
Wonderful Recipes
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
There are some wonderful recipes in this book my son has loved all that I have made for him so far although I havnt tried them all yet
Great And Easy Recipes
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
I have not made everything in the ebook yet although everything I have made my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed. Some recipes that I have made multiple times I have even put my own spin on. Great easy recipes. Thank you
 
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