Creamy Squash Baby Puree

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Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Making your own baby food couldn’t be easier!

Here is a perfect example of a basic nourishing squash puree. Add some peanut butter for creaminess, flavor, calories and nutrients plus a dash of cinnamon to get baby´s taste buds exploring new flavors.

Contrary to what most believe, peanuts and other nuts can safely be introduced between 6-8 months according to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For as long as I can remember, peanuts and other tree nuts where a definite "no-no" for babies, but now, guidelines show that early exposure to these could actually significantly decrease the chances of your baby developing a nut allergy. For more information check out the following article: Can My Baby Have Nut Butter?.

Related information:

Benefits of peanuts.

Can My Baby Have Nut Butter?

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup pureed butternut squash or pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-6 tbsp. nut butter of choice made with the NutraMilk (I used peanut butter) 

For peanut butter

  • 2 cups (275g) peanuts (untoasted, unsalted)
  • pinch salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Making the peanut butter
    • Place peanuts in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 2-3 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.

  • Cook butternut squash by boiling or steaming till tender. You can also bake in the over for more flavor or you can used canned pumpkin puree.
  • Mix all ingredients in the NutraMilk or mix by hand and serve. You can also make a bigger batch and freeze to have on hand.

 



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