Puree Ideas for Baby

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Puree Ideas for Baby;

When I first started Colt on purees, I wanted to be sure he was getting the proper nutrients and I did not want to make him constipated! I wanted some ideas once he was past the initial stages(one food at a time) of what to mix together. Knowing the nutritional values of each food gave me the ability to give Colt a more well balanced meal.. and gave him variety.

Not sure how or when to start? Check out my Starting Solids post

 

Baby cereal – Good source of Iron. Other vitamins and minerals have been artificially added

Oatmeal – per 1 cup; 77% daily iron, 6g protein, 4g fiber

Cream of Wheat – per 1 cup; 100% daily iron, 4.4g protein, 1.4g protein

Sweet Potato – per 100g; 3g fiber, 1.6g protein, high in Vit A

Butternut Squash – per 100g; 2g fiber, 1g protein, high in Vit A

Carrot – per 100g; 2.8g fiber, 0.9g protein, high in Vit A

Green Beans – per 100g; 3.4g fiber, 1.8g protein, high in Vit C

Peas – per 100g; 5g fiber, 5g protein, high in Vit C

Avocado – per 100g; 7g fiber, 2g protein

Avocado may seem high in fat to you, BUT it is full of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (fancy word for healthy fats). These fats help the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, minerals and other great nutrients!

Broccoli – per 100g; 2.6g fiber, 2.8g protein, high in Vit C

Pumpkin – per 100g; 0.5g fiber, 1 g protein, high in Vit A

Apricot – per 100g; 2g fiber, 9g sugar, 1.4g protein, high in Vit A

Prunes – per 100g; 7g fiber, 2.2g protein, 38g sugar!

Prunes are typically amazing for digestive health and keeping your little people regular. Although they contain a large amount of sugar, I try to sneak a little bit of prune in every second day to keep my little man from getting constipated.

Apples – 1 medium; 2.4g fiber, 10g sugar

Banana – 1 medium; 3.1g fiber, 14g sugar, 1.3g protein

Kiwi – 1 fruit; 2.1g fiber, 6g sugar, high in Vit C

Blueberries – per 1 cup; 3.6g fiber, 15g sugar, 1g protein, high in Vit C

Strawberries – per 1 cup; 2.9g fiber, 7g sugar, 1g protein, high in Vit C

Raspberries – per 1 cup; 8g fiber, 5g sugar, 1.5g protein, high in Vit C

Chicken – per 100g; 31g protein

Eggs – 1 large; 6g protein, high in iron and Vit A & D

Beef – per 100g; 26g protein

Fish – per 100g(ex salmon); 20g protein, high in Vit D

Lentils – per 1/2 cup(ex split red); 4g fiber, 3mg iron, 18g protein

Quinoa – per 100g; 3g fiber, 4g protein *gluten free

Spinach – per 100g; 2.9g protein, 2.2g fiber, high in iron, Vit A, C, K & calcium

Spinach helps digestion and may prevent constipation

Kale – per 1 cup; 5g fiber, high in Vit A & K

Kale also aids in digestion!

Broccoli – per 100g;  2.6g fiber, 2.8g protein, high in Vit C & K

Greek Yogurt – per 150g container(ex Oikos); 15g protein

Cottage Cheese – per 100g; 11g protein

Chick Peas – per 1 cup; 13g fiber, 15g protein, 12.5 mg iron

 

How to Puree Your Foods!?

The Best way to puree these foods is to boil (if needing to be cooked) and let cool. Use either the water that has brought food to a boil, formula or breastmilk to help thin food and blend in blender. I love the baby bullet and all of its accessories!! Then pour the smooth consistency of food into the molds or ice cube trays and freeze.

I always make sure to label each container with the food and date. I try to use everything up within 3 months of cooking.

If using ice cube trays, once they are frozen pop the food out and store in a freezer bag. That way you can have the moulds on hand if making more 🙂

 

Thinking you’d rather try Baby Led Weaning? Check out my post here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When making a meal for Colt I always try to have 1 protein and 2 veggies that are different colors (orange and green for example – to be sure to get the most vitamins and minerals!), at lunch and supper. Breakfast usually consist of a fruit or two.

 

Here are a couple meal examples;

 

Breakfast; oatmeal with fruit, cream of wheat with fruit, avocado, avocado with fruit, baby cereal with fruit, eggs and avocado, PB on mum mums, blueberries and prunes.

 

Lunch/Supper; Chicken with sweet potato & peas, Beef with carrot & broccoli, lentils with butternut squash & kale, eggs and avocado  **If I find my veggies a little tart I will add in some fruit

 

I also like to add in Olive or Coconut Oil for a good source of fat 🙂

 

Looking for ideas for Baby Led Weaning?? Check out my post here!

 

*It is recommended by the Government of Canada to avoid honey until after 12 months of age. This is due to a rare yet serious condition called Infant Botulism. In Canada honey is the only food which is linked to this disease.

*It is also recommend to avoid cows milk until after 12 months of age as well. Young infants cannot digest cows milk completely or easily as breastmilk or formula. Cows milk can cause stress to the babies kidneys and cause severe illness.

 

 

My favorite items while introducing food to Colt were;

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Oxo Tot Baby Food Freezer Tray

Love this ice cube tray as I can make a big batch of any puree and once frozen I pop them out out the tray to a freezer bag to make more room in my freezer. They make a perfect ounce of food ! I have a couple of these !!

Munchkin White Hot Infant Safety Spoons

These spoons are great! I always double check the temperature of the food before giving it to Colt but its a nice reminder that if they tip turns white its too hot! I think ive bought 3 packs so far!

 

The First Years Take & Toss Bowls with Lids

These little bowls are great. I can premake Colts meals and put them in the fridge..so nice to have lids!

Munchkin Fresh Food Freezer Pop

Colt started teething around 4 months.. so I decided to make breastmilk freezer pops to help sooth his gums as he wasn’t loving traditional teethers. They were a huge hit and easy enough to hold himself. He loved them! I also would change them up at times and put blueberries or watermelon in it as well as breastmilk! Formula would work as well.

Munchkin Miracle 360 Degree Trainer Cup

This cup is so easy to grab for little ones and can take a drink at any angle. Its such a nice starter cup because it has a spill proof lid! I was recommended this cup by a nutritionist and it did not disappoint!

Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi-straw Cup

Colt loves straws.. he is always after my glass in restaurants so I wanted to get him his own with a straw! After a couple trial and errors (I found many had a lid that would stick up and get in his way to drink from the straw) I came across this cup. It is my favorite now that he is 7months and can drink like a champ! It is still spill proof (has to click into place) and he can drink from any angle as the weighted bottom moves around the cup. Plus it has easy to grab handles!

 

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3 Replies to “Puree Ideas for Baby”

  1. My daughter is now 4 months and we will soon start solid foods. So this post came at the right time. 😆

  2. Oh I remember those pureeing days!

  3. My babies are all grown up, but great Idea!

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