Monday, August 29, 2011

Jane at 6 months

 Jane tasted butternut squash for the first time and it was a success!  It was sort of funny because I peeled, cut, steamed, and pureed all this squash so Jane could eat about a teaspoon of it.  That's okay though, the rest is in the freezer for later.

 I read a great book called Sprout Right, by a nutritionist named Lianna Phillipson-Webb.  She recommends starting your baby at 6 months on homemade puree instead of cereal.  She claims cereal is more difficult to digest because it's been processed, and an iron supplement is added to it which can cause your baby to become constipated.  It's a great book I highly recommend it.  You can carry on referencing it well past a year, as it has a bunch of great healthy recipes for your baby that I'm really excited to try. For now through, we'll stick to puree fruits and veggies. 

Butternut Squash Puree

Ingredients:

1 Pound of butternut squash

For the puree:

Peel, deseed, and chop squash into small cubes.  Steam until, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Puree, adding 1/2 to 1 cup of water, until it reaches the texture of a smooth, thick soup. 

Freeze using ice cube trays or baby cubes made especially for making homemade baby food. 

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