Puree Recipes for 6-Month-Old Babies

August 17, 2019

In this article we’ll be bringing you some delicious and nutritious purees for 6-month-old babies. Try them out, your baby will love them!

In puree recipes for six-month-old babies, we should include very nutritious foods such as potatoes or lentils. In this article, we’ll bring you some of the most practical and simple recipes to make this task easier for parents.

Starting to integrate purees into a 6-month-old baby’s diet is extremely important for his or her health. The first stage of life is the most exciting but, at the same time, it can be the most difficult. Parents should introduce the correct foods to their child’s palate at the right time, in order for the child to develop correctly.

5 puree recipes for 6-month-old babies

After 6 months of age, babies can begin to consume slightly more solid foods; this is a slow process of adaptation in their diet.

1. Carrot puree

Carrots, as well as being nutritious, are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, and so they’re highly recommended during this stage of growth. This recipe brings great benefits for babies, especially for skin pigmentation in their first few months.

A bowl of carrot puree.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of carrot
  • ¼ cup of breast or formula milk
  • ½ tablespoon of butter

Instructions

  • Peel and cut the carrot into cubes
  • Boil them in water for 15 minutes
  • Blend the carrot with the milk and butter

2. Quinoa puree

Quinoa is a relatively new food and, besides being healthy, it has micronutrients such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of raw quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of breast or formula milk
  • Olive oil (1/2 teaspoon)

Instructions

  • Boil 3/4 cup of water in a pot
  • When the water has boiled, then add a pinch of salt and the quinoa
  • Reduce heat to a minimum and cook for no more than 15 minutes
  • Finally, blend the quinoa with the milk and the olive oil for a better flavor

3. Potato puree

We all know that potatoes, besides being delicious, have a high vitamin content. One of those vitamins is magnesium, which can help the baby’s bones develop.

Ingredients

  • 3 small potatoes
  • ¼ cup of breast or formula milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of butter

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes in water until they’re soft
  • Whey they’re cooked, peel the potatoes
  • Then mash the potatoes with a fork or a masher
  • Finally, mix with milk and butter until an ideal texture is achieved.

Potatoes help to treat hypertension and improve circulation. Another important benefit is that potato skins have large amounts of chlorogenic acid, which works as a natural diuretic for the body.

4. Peach puree with banana

The combination of peach and banana is perfect because, besides having a high potassium content, it also contains vitamin C. This helps the babies develop their concentration and, at the same time, helps them to fight against illnesses.

Instead of peach, or in addition to it, you can use other fruits like apple.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium peaches (or two apples)
  • 2 bananas
  • A couple of cups of water

Instructions

  • Peel the bananas and peaches and place them in a pot with the water
  • Boil for 15 minutes
  • When they’re cooked, strain the fruit
  • Finally, blend the peach and banana pulp
A bowl of fruit puree.

5. Lentil puree

This lentil puree is rich in natural protein and has a wide variety of properties such as iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium and several vitamins.

It also has a high content of vitamin B types such as B2, B3, B6 and B9, which are excellent for a baby’s muscle and organ growth.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup of breast milk
  • ½ teaspoon of butter

Instructions

  • Firstly, cook the lentils
  • After they are ready, drain them
  • Blend the lentils with the milk and butter

Why don’t you have a go at some of these puree recipes? We’re sure your baby will love them, and that they’ll help him or her to grow correctly during the first few months of life.

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