Butternut Squash Babyfood

Butternut squash makes a great babyfood and is one of the first foods I suggest you introduce.

It’s relatively easy to digest and full of nutrition.

You can bake or steam a butternut squash. If baking, cut it in half lengthwise, place cut side down on a baking tray and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. If steaming, cut it into chunks and put it in a pot with about 1/2 c water. Cover. Add water if necessary. Steam for about 15 minutes, until soft.

After cooking, blend with a hand blender or baby food grinder.

For added nutrition and digestibility Add 2 tbsp butter, coconut oil or coconut milk. The added fat will help baby convert the beta-carotene into vitamin A. You can also add some home made bone broth as well.

For young babies, peel the squash. After one year old you can puree with the skin on as it is soft enough to blend and adds fibre to the meal.

This same recipe can be used with sweet potato (peel them) or carrots (peeling is optional).

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