We are already in the Halloween Month. With a lot of squashes and winter vegetables in the season, I thought of sharing a recipe made of something that is fresh and easily available in the market. Today I making something made out of Butternut Squash and Acorn Squash. Now some of you may ask are these really made for babies, and I would answer- Of course they are. In fact all the recipes published on this blog, are all backed up by a reading and reaching on the internet and mainly they are relished by my daughter on day to day basis. I have introduced my daughter to various textures, taste, and aromas. Everything was introduced at an appropriate age. With such an exposure, now she is eager to try new foods. With this little note, let’s start making something for our babies.
In this recipe, I have used butternut squash and acorn squash and added a pinch of cumin powder to it. Both of these winter squashes can be introduced to babies as early as 6 months. They can be a healthy addition to baby’s first diet. Butternut squash has an elongated bell shape, with a tan color. It flesh is orange in color and has a sweet nutty flavor. While acorn squash, as a deep green color with an acorn shape. It also comes in the yellow or orange shade. Its flesh is yellowish orange in color and is sweet in flavor. Butternut squash and Acorn squash are high in vitamins and minerals and are a good source of fiber. They are packed with a bunch of antioxidants as well. Since they are in season right now, they are easily available in grocery stores, whole food stores, and farmers’ market. Storing them is simple. Keep both of these squashes in a cool dry place. Once cut, wrap its flesh in a plastic. And store it in a refrigerator.
- 5 small cubes of butternut squash
- 5 small cubes of acorn squash
- A pinch of cumin powder
- 1 cup water
- Cut both the squashes into pieces. Discard the skin and seeds. Cut them into small cubes
- In a pot, add squashes and cumin powder.
- Cook till squashes get tender.
- Once done, mash them into a puree.
You can add some unsalted butter to this purée if the baby is ready to have dairy.
You can also mix this puree with any baby cereal (rice, oats, multigrain, whole grain)
If the puree gets too thick, you can mix some water/breast milk/formula to achieve the required consistency.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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