Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

Both zucchini and pumpkin are excellent first foods for your young baby as they are full of nutrients and good dietry fibre. They are quick to cook and easy to blend to make smooth baby food purees.

Homemade Baby Puree Recipe:
Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

 Prep time: 10 minutes (shorter if you use pre-cut pumpkin)

 cook time: 10 minutes

 makes: approximately 4 x150ml Baby Food Pouches or 6 smaller Food Pouch Minis

 best for: 6 months +, not before 4 months

Ingredients:
  • 2 ½ cups of pumpkin, peeled, de-seeded and diced into small cubes

  • 1 ½ cups of zucchini, washed and diced into small cubes

  • ½ cup of water

  • Optional, add breastmilk or formula to give a more creamy texture

Quick method:
  1. Peel, de-seed and cut pumpkin into small cubes;

  2. Wash and cut the zucchini into small cubes (no need to peel);

  3. Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam for approximately 7-10 minutes or until tender;

  4. Take out the basket(s) and remove the water (keep water to one side);

  5. Place the soft pumpkin and zucchini into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of breastmilk, formula or water until the desired consistency is met (smoother for younger babies and allow for a rougher texture as your baby gets older);

  6. Portion into reusable baby food pouches;

  7. Serve with a food pouch spoon!

Nutritional content:

Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and are naturally sweet. Zucchini has a high Vitamin C content and has a fresh, soft flavour and texture. Both vegetables provide a great source of nutrition.

When?

Babies are recommended to start on solids around 6 months and not before 4 months. Make sure your baby is showing signs they are ready for solids and that you introduce one food at a time initially, after that you are welcome to mix other fruits or veggies with this recipe!
To find out more about starting your baby out on solids safely read our articles here.

Extra Notes:
  • This is a Puree for Baby recipe to make bulk servings based on a 1 x full jug of our baby food maker, alter the quantity to suit your serving needs.

  • This process is detailed using our baby food processor and re-usable food pouches, you can of course alter to your preferred method for steaming/blending and storing (note: make sure you steam rather than boil to retain the nutrients!)

 Step by step process:

1. Peel, de-seed and cut pumpkin into small cubes;

Pumpkin and Potato Puree for Baby

2. Wash and cut the zucchini into small cubes (no need to peel);

3. Fill the water chamber with water, make sure you don’t go over the max (pre boiled water is recommended to decrease the need to descale)

Pumpkin and Potato Puree for Baby
Pumpkin and Potato Puree for Baby

4. Pour the cubes into the large basket, it won’t all fit so pour the rest into the smaller basket and place on top, twisting into place.

Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

5. Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam for approximately 7-10 minutes or until tender;

Pumpkin and Potato Puree for Baby

6. Take out the basket(s) and remove the water (keep water to one side);

Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

7. Place the soft pumpkin and zucchini into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of breastmilk, formula or water until the desired consistency is met (smoother for younger babies and allow for a rougher texture as your baby gets older);

Zucchini and Pumpkin Puree for Baby

8. Portion into reusable baby food pouches and serve with spoon;

That’s it!  

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Checkout our ‘Starting Solids section!

Here you will find all you need to know about starting your baby on solids, food safety and homemade baby food!

We hope you like this Pumpkin and Potato Puree for Baby! If you have doubts related to solids feeding, head to Victoria Government website and learn more!

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