Butternut Squash Tomato Puree


Butternut squash is amazing. Have you offered butternut squash to your little one yet? Butternut squash is soft, sweet, and perfect for a first food choice. You can offer this up multiple ways. My favorite ways to cook butternut squash are by roasting it with olive oil and herbs or simply steaming them. The Baby Bullet steamer makes it very easy to whip up this smooth puree for your baby in no time. Since this recipe calls for half of a butternut squash, I found a useful way to use the other half of the squash by roasting it in the oven with multiple herbs and flavors as a side dish for your whole family’s dinner.

I would start feeding butternut squash to your little one as early as 6-8 months old. Although when feeding any new first foods to your baby, make sure you just feed that one type of food for 3 days straight. If you do not see any signs of allergies or rashes around the mouth or hands after 3 days, then you know your baby is clear of an allergy to that food. But it’s always good to consult your doctor when starting firsts foods.

Once your baby is starting to get adventurous, I love mixing new veggies or fruits to I some foods that you know your babies already love. Around the 10-12 month range is a fun time to introduce tomatoes. I found that introducing tomatoes at an early age helps encourage a baby’s love of all fruits and veggies throughout their lives. When my little one was starting daycare, I would add tomatoes to her lunches as a snack. Plus, the combinations of the sweet butternut squash, along with the sweet tomatoes, will have an adventurous eater happy.

Butternut Squash Tomato Puree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash
  • 6-8 small cherry tomatoes (washed)
  • 1-2 tbs breast milk or water

Instructions

  1. Using a knife, cut the butternut squash in half. Then make 1-inch slices and place on the Baby Bullet Steamer, setting to 1 or until tender. FYI, you can leave the skin on.
  2. After the squash has cooled down, remove the skin and add to the Baby Bullet along with the washed tomatoes.
  3. Blend until smooth. IF you notice the consistency is thick, try adding 1-2 Tbs of breast milk, or water, to smooth out the puree. Keep adding till it reaches the consistency of your desire.
  4. Also, feel free to strain if the tomato skins did not blend smooth.

 

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