Pumpkin puree


It’s in season and it’s such a nutritious food for babies: pumpkin puree. Wonderfully loaded with beta-carotenes, vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients, pumpkin puree can be served to your little ones starting from 6 months in a very simple and light way. For the basic pumpkin puree the ingredients are:

– 1 medium “sugar pie” pumpkin, more or less 1lb (850gr.)

– 1 cup of hot water (I used the one from the steamer) or breast milk or formula milk.

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How to proceed:

– cut the pumpkin in half and peel it with a  sharp knife. Be careful 😉

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– remove the seeds

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– slice the pumpkin in 8 slices and remove the inner peel in the center (once cooked it will still taste threadlike…)

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– cut the pumpkin in small pieces

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– steam the pumpkin for 15 minutes

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– place the pumpkin in a bowl and add the liquid (either hot water or breast milk or formula milk) and puree it with an immersion blender. You can always use a food processor, it works the same!!

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– add as much liquid as you need in order to create a smooth and creamy texture. I ended up using 1 cup of hot water from the steamer.

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– your little one can enjoy it right away or you can store the puree’ in small portions in an air tight container or in a fun reusable pouch like the one in the video in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

If you like the baby food reusable pouches in the video, they are from BabyMaya and you can find them on Amazon, here

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Babies usually love pumpkin puree as it is smooth and sweet; you can really play adding other ingredients all appropriate for babies from 6/7 months. Here you are some ideas:

1 Sweet Potato + Pumpkin + Bananas + Blueberry

2 Pumpkin + Sweet Potato + Pear

3 Spinach + Pumpkin + Chickpeas

4 Pumpkin + Apple + Yogurt

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If you want to prepare the pumpkin puree and use it as a basic ingredient for all the wonderful fall recipes, just follow the instructions above and add hot water at the end (…you will not need breast milk or formula milk…).

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    May 7, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Can l give these food to ma baby in the morning

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Hi! sure, you can offer the pumpkin puree in the morning without any problem. I hope your little one likes it!! ciao, b

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    May 7, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Can l give my baby these food in the morning the puree pumpkin

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