10 Most Unexceptional Baby Puree Recipes

1. Apple Puree 

Apples were my daughter’s first taste of solid food. I’ll never forget how her eyes lit  up when she tasted this delicious, wholesome puree.   

4 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks   
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add the apple chunks. Cover and steam until tender,  12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer the apples to a food processor or blender. Process until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding 
a tablespoon or more water to  the blender if needed to help 
it blend.

Makes about 2 cups

Flavor Kick: Puree with ¼ teaspoon ground ginger.

Age It Up: Who doesn’t love applesauce? Hold onto this recipe for a perfect lunch-  box food as your child grows.

APPLE PUREE

Nutrition per serving (2 tablespoons): 24 calories; 0g protein; 0g fat (0g sat. fat);  6g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 5g sugars; 1mg sodium; 3mg calcium; 0mg iron; 49mg  potassium; 2mg Vitamin C; 26IU Vitamin A

Look for ripe Bartlett pears for this sweet baby-pleaser of a puree.   

4 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks 
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer 
    basket over the water. Add the chopped pears. Cover and steam until tender,  about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Transfer the pears to a food processor or blender. Process until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water if  needed to help it blend.

Makes about 2½ cups

Flavor Kick: Blend in teaspoon cardamom.

Nutrition per serving (2 tablespoons): 20 calories; 0g protein; 0g fat (0g sat. fat);  6g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 4g sugars; 0mg sodium; 3mg calcium; 0mg iron; 42mg  potassium; 2mg Vitamin C; 8IU Vitamin A   

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