Top 5 Best Baby Food Processor Recipes

Baby Food Processor Recipes

Best Baby Food Processor Recipes 

Homemade baby food – tips & advice!

Babies derive immense benefits from fresh homemade food. Unlike commercially produced foods, homemade baby food is loaded with vital nutrients, has no preservatives or additives, and is cheaper thereby saving you money.

Your baby is ready to start eating solids from the age of 4 to 6 months. You can start off by offering him/her purred food and gradually move on to lumpier textures.

So which are the best ingredients for preparing my baby’s food?

Do you have our Steamer Blender and are looking for inspiration to start your homemade baby food journey? We have compiled for you the top 5 homemade baby recipes that your little munchkin will enjoy. These recipes will not only provide a wholesome meal for your baby but are also super yummy and irresistible even if your baby is a picky eater.

All of these recipes can be made easily with our Steamer Blender, as our baby food processor can both steam and blend food! However these recipes can of course be made with your choice of baby blender and you can use the stove or microwave to steam!

Steamer Blender Baby Food Preparation Unit Steaming fruit

4-6 Months Recipes

When introducing babies to their first solids, it is best to use single ingredients of infant cereal, vegetable or fruit. This allows you to assess whether your baby is allergic to any of the ingredient chosen. At this initial stage, prepare purees which are thin and runny thus easy for your baby to swallow.

1. Butternut Squash Puree

Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and potassium, butternut squash is an ideal choice when introducing your baby to solids. It is sweet and has a nutty flavor that most babies find irresistible. It is loaded with nutrients that help improve your baby’s eyesight, boosts their immunity, and reduce inflammation.

Photo source (above): https://toriavey.com/how-to/all-about-butternut-squash-how-to-peel-seed-slice-and-prepare/

Ingredients
  • One butternut squash
  • Water/breast milk/formula
Preparation Method
  1. Wash the pumkin and cut into halves
  2. Scoop out the seeds
  3. Peel and cut into cubes
  4. Steam the squash till tender using the Cherub Baby Steamer Blender  steam function
  5. Pull out the jug holding the cooked squash and pour back into the same Cherub Baby Food Blender and add water, breast milk or formula
  6. Using the blend function – puree into a thin consistency
  7. Serve warm to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freeze

2. Brown Rice Cereal

Brown rice is one of the nonallergy foods and therefore most babies tolerate it. It is easily digested by babies and is a source of high energy, complex vitamins and vital proteins for muscle growth.

Photo source (above): http://www.askfitnesscoach.com/5-reasons-brown-rice-helps-lose-weight/

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • Breast milk/Formula (optional)

Preparation Method

  1. Blend the brown rice into a powder using the Cherub Baby Blender
  2. In a saucepan bring the water to boil and add the rice powder
  3. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Add breast milk or formula to form a thin consistency
  5. Serve warm to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freeze

3. Pea Puree

Apart from being tasty, green peas are undoubtedly a great power food as they are packed with many nutrients. They are a great source of protein, calcium, vitamins, folic acid, and iron. They also provide antioxidants to your growing baby.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups of frozen peas
  • Water/Breastmilk/Formula
Preparation Method
  1. Steam the frozen peas in a Cherub Baby food processor till tender
  2. Once cooked, pour the peas back into the Cherub baby food processor. You can add breastmilk or formula.
  3. Blend into a thin puree
  4. Serve warm to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freezer

7-9 Months Recipes

Once your baby is 7 months you can transition to thicker textured purees or even soft lumps. It’s also now time to start using more than one food ingredient. Meats and other proteins can be introduced at this stage.

4. Avocado and Banana Puree

This is a yummy rich and creamy puree that most babies cherish. Avocado is loaded with good fats that aid in your baby’s brain development. Bananas, on the other hand, are rich in potassium and vitamins. They are also sources of high energy and help aid digestion in babies.

Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
Preparation Method
  1. Cut the avocado into halves and remove the stone
  2. Scoop the avocado from its skin
  3. Peel the banana and cut into small pieces
  4. Place the two fruits into the Cherub Baby Blender and blend them into a thick puree
  5. Serve fresh to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freezer

5. Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree

Do you suspect your little munchkin has a sweet tooth already? Fret not, this recipe will satisfy their palate while offering them great nutritional value. Both carrots and sweet potatoes have high levels of vitamin A which helps improve your baby’s eyesight. They also provide dietary fiber and are loaded with vitamins.

Ingredients
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 3 Carrots
  • Water
Preparation Method
  1. Wash and peel both ingredients
  2. Cut both ingredients into even sizes
  3. Pour the two ingredients into a Cherub baby Food Processor, add water and steam until tender. Steaming is an excellent method of cooking your baby’s food as it preserves the food’s nutrients and texture.
  4. Once cooked, use the Cherub baby Food Processor to puree the mixture into the desired consistency.
  5. Serve warm to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freezer

BONUS!

10-12 Months Recipes

At this stage, your baby is ready for chunkier foods as you prepare him/her to eat from the family pot. You can now incorporate a wide array of flavors and textures. Whole milk and dairy products can also be incorporated into your baby’s meals.

Chicken and Broccoli Puree

Chicken is a great source of protein that is vital in the growth process of your baby. Additionally, it has less fat than red meat and is thereby a healthier option. Broccoli is loaded with fiber, calcium, iron and folic acid. It is a great antioxidant and helps improve your baby’s eyesight.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups of cubed chicken breast
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • Water
Preparation Method
  1. Using a the Cherub baby food processor, cook the chicken and broccoli separately in the two compartments (chicken for 20 minutes and broccoli for 5 minutes).
  2. Pour both ingredients into the Cherub baby food processor, add water and blend into desired consistency
  3. Serve warm to baby and store the excess puree in Cherub Baby reusable baby food pouches in the fridge or freezer

Enjoy! 🙂

What are your favourite baby food recipes you have made with our baby food processor?

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