Pureed food for babies can be expensive to keep buying and you can never be really sure what is in those jars.
Making your own versions of baby food can be considerably less expensive and not to mention healthier and all you will need is a saucepan and a blender. Below are three simple homemade alternative baby food recipe ideas.
Lentils with carrots and brown rice puree
Simple mix 2 cups of water, ¾ cup of red split lentils, ½ cup of peeled and diced carrots and ¼ a cup of brown rice into a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes. Once the carrots are soft and the lentils have ‘melted’ place the mixture in a blender and blend until it is pureed.
Baby’s curried lentils
Sauté some celery, carrots, onion, two cloves of garlic and some cubes of tofu. Prepare and cook the lentils according to the instructions on the packaging. Add the vegetables to the saucepan of lentils and continue to cook on the stove. Add a pinch of mild curry powder, a pinch of cardamom and some coriander. Blend in a blender until the mixture is completely smooth.
Cream of spinach
Place 1 ½ pounds of fresh spinach chopped into small pieces into a saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons of finely chopped sweet onion and cook over medium heat for five minutes. Drain the vegetables and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook for a further three minutes. Remove the heat and stir in 1 cup of natural yoghurt. Blend the mixture in a blender until it is pureed. Serve hot.