Homemade Zucchini Baby Food Recipe for reusable food pouches by Little Mashies
Why is zucchini a great baby food recipe choice for reusable food pouches?
Zucchini is ideal for baby food because of its soft, delicate flavour and it can be added to anything without changing the taste. It contains a high level of water and dietary fibre, a small amount of carbohydrates and sugar, and absolutely no fat. As babies grow older you can cut zucchini into long lengths and use it for finger food on our Little Mashies sucky platter! You can use a peeler and make strips like noodles. For toddlers and older kids zucchini can be eaten raw or cooked. It is great with flavoursome dips or pasta sauces in place of crackers or pasta! We use zucchini this way regularly inside our Little Mashies leakproof bento lunchbox!
300g zucchini, diced (usually about 2 large ones)
Step 1: Cut zucchini into small pieces.
Step 2: Steam the diced zucchini in a stovetop steamer or a Beaba Baby Cook system for about 7 minutes or until soft.
Step 3: Puree the zucchini in a food processor or blender. Zucchini is naturally quite watery so if you want it thicker you will need to add some baby rice cereal or some avocado to the baby food recipe. To freeze the puree simply fill up our Little Mashies reusable food pouches and pop them in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
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
These Are Great
POSTED BY JENNIE
Spoon feeding was just too slow for our hungry little man - these are great! So much better being able to feed him home cooked food through a pouch rather than buying them! Satisfying hearing him hum 'yum yum yum' while he was sucking away :-)
I Am Very Impressed
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
I purchased these for my 7 month old and I'm very impressed... So are my elder two children who also just had to help try them out ;) They seal very securely, are easy to clean, seem durable and the designs are very cute! So much easier to use than trying to spoon feed an overeager hungry baby. A lot less messy too!
Little Mashies Are Made For Mums
POSTED BY A CUSTOMER
I've tried a few different brands of these, but little mashies are made for mums. They're so so easy to clean! Easy to fill and have a great double seal. My toddler loves the design (especially during his problematic sensory stage where he would only eat if he couldn't see the food)..