First Purees for Babies

Apple and Cinnamon Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Simmer 2 apples in apple juice or water with a cinnamon stick. Cook as above, remove stick before pureeing. *Courtesy of: Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner

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Apple Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Choose a sweet variety of eating apple. Peel, halve, core and chop 2 medium apples. Put into a heavy saucepan with 4-5 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook over a low heat until tender (7-8 minutes). Or steam for the same length of time. Puree. If steaming, add some of the boiled water from the […]

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Papaya Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Papaya is naturally a very sweet fruit, which can be great to give very young babies because it’s not an over powering taste and blends to a perfect texture within seconds. Cut a medium fruit in half, remove all the black seeds and scoop out the flesh. Puree, adding a little formula or breast milk […]

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Carrot or Parsnip Puree

by Jennie April 9, 2010

Peel, trim and slice 2 medium carrots or parsnips. Place in a saucepan of lightly boiling water, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until very tender. Alternatively, you can steam them. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid and puree to a smooth consistency, adding as much of the reserved liquid as necessary. The cooking time […]

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