Will your baby start to meet new tastes other than breast milk? Then this article is for you! We gathered together what they wondered about vegetable purees , which is an easy-to-make supplement that is rich in energy and nutrients . Come on, start reading now!
You can give vegetable purees, one of the stars of the complementary food period, when the baby is 6 months old and as of the first week of starting solid food.
There are many very, very nutritious options that you can prepare by combining very different vegetables in terms of nutritional value. Moreover , preparing vegetable puree for babies is really easy and practical.
But first, let’s take a look at the importance of vegetables in infant and child nutrition. Vegetables;
- It meets the body’s need for vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
- It helps to solve the problem of constipation that may start in the transition to additional food because it ensures the regular operation of the intestines.
- Contains antioxidants necessary for the immune system.
- It helps to have a balanced and healthy diet. It prevents obesity.
- It provides the arrangement of appetizing tables with many different color contents.
In short, vegetables are an indispensable part of our tables. But provided it is in season!
Which vegetables should be consumed in which season?
|Artichokes, asparagus, beets||Fresh potatoes, lettuce, artichokes, zucchini||Mushrooms, spinach, leeks, corn, carrots||Jerusalem artichoke, cabbage, pumpkin, leek|
|Broad beans, kidney beans, carrots, peas||Green beans, bell pepper, pepper, fresh garlic||Lettuce and greens, radish, bell pepper||Cauliflower, celery, broccoli, radish|
|Parsley, basil, shallots||Corn, cucumber, tomato, cowpea, broad beans, eggplant||Celery, broccoli, spinach, chard||Kale, carrot, spinach, chard|
Is every vegetable given to the baby?
Let our list of seasonal vegetables be a resource you can always refer to. However, when making vegetable purees or vegetable dishes for your baby, pay attention to the vegetables that he should not eat according to the month.
- Since the allergy potential is high, tomatoes are not given before 1 year of age.
- Cauliflower and leeks cause gas. Fibrous vegetables such as okra, green beans, fresh cowpea and spinach are not recommended before 1 year of age.
- Eggplant containing broad beans and nicotine should not be given before the age of 2. Don’t forget these!
How to prepare vegetable puree for babies?
How you prepare vegetable puree depends on how old your baby is. If you had to switch to solid food early, for example when your baby is 5 months old, or 6 months under normal circumstances, you can start giving pureed vegetables. So, how to make vegetable puree for 5-6 months old baby?
|Start your vegetable purees with pumpkin or potatoes first and a single vegetable. This way, you will have a chance to find out if your baby has a food allergy.|
|Finely dice 1 small potato. Boil it by putting it in water. After it is well cooked, take it off the fire. After it is warm, mash it well with a fork.|
|After a few days, start adding 1 teaspoon of cold extra virgin olive oil.|
|Prefer the purees to be a little lumpy for the development of eating skills, so don’t use a blender when making baby vegetable purees .|
The recipe for mashed potatoes for a 6 month old baby is one of the favourites. It is very simple to make and it is one of the flavors that babies love to eat, especially when it is made with sweet potatoes. After boiling and mashing with a fork, you can dilute it with breast milk if you wish, it will be even more nutritious. It is also very nutritious and delicious with red beets.
Vegetable puree recipe for 7 month old baby
When your baby is 7 months old, it is time to prepare vegetable purees that you can use more than one vegetable. You can now add ground beef, fish and rice to vegetable purees. So let’s take a look at the 7-month-old baby vegetable puree recipe :
|Boil 1 medium carrot, 1 small potato, 1 tablespoon of rice and 1 tablespoon of twice-ground ground beef in a little water for about 35-40 minutes.|
|Remove from the stove and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. After it is warmed, crush it well with a fork.|
|Do not hesitate to try different options such as carrot-potato, pumpkin-potato, zucchini-carrot.|
Let’s tell babies that pumpkin puree is one of the most popular recipes. You can prepare a practical recipe by peeling the skin and chopping it into small pieces, then boiling it and adding some rice flour.
Alternative recipe: Baby puree with salmon!
|Dice 1 small potato and 1 small carrot. Add the carrots first, then the potatoes for about 15 minutes and let it boil.|
|About 10 minutes after boiling, add the salmon that you carefully removed from the bone. Cook well.|
|Add 1 teaspoon of butter and a little dill and cover the bottom of the pan.|
|After cooling, mash well with a fork.|
Vegetable puree recipe for 8 month old baby
Lentils can be included in the nutrition of the baby when he reaches the 8th month, as we mentioned in the section on Baby Feeding by Month by Month. So, you can start adding lentils while preparing vegetable puree for 8 month old baby .
|Wash 1 cup of yellow or red lentils. Soak in boiling water for about 1 hour. Strain your water.|
|Boil about 4 cups of coffee in water. Stir well so that the bottom of the pot does not stick.|
|When the lentils start to soften and fall apart, add 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of cumin.|
Vegetable puree recipe for 9 months old baby
When your baby is 9 months old , you can start to include lamb liver in his diet. So, let’s also use lamb liver when making vegetable puree for a 9-month-old baby .
|Boil 2 tablespoons of liver with a little water. Peel the thin membrane and grate it on a glass grater.|
|Boil 1 small diced potato, 1 small carrot, 1-2 florets of broccoli and 1 tablespoon of rice in a saucepan.|
|Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Mash it with a fork after it cools.|
|Add the grated liver.|
By the time your baby is 1 year old, they should have switched to vegetable dishes rather than puree. However, we know that some children do not like vegetables very much. If your child also insists on not eating certain vegetables, you can offer vegetable purees as a side dish with meat dishes. In this way, you give the vegetables that you do not want to eat, hidden in your meals.
For example, do you have a child who does not eat cauliflower? Make him a carrot and cauliflower puree right away. The cauliflower is in the orange carrot, believe it will go unnoticed!