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Ingredients

  • 150 g pumpkin flesh, cut into pieces (3 cm)
  • 1 carrot, cut into pieces (3 cm)
  • 20 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g beef mince
  • 100 g water
  • 60 g fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Boil: In a medium saucepan, bring beef, broth, and vegetables to a boil over medium heat. Turn to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beef is cooked all the way through. Let cool slightly.
  • Transfer: Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a blender or food processor, and reserve broth.
  • Puree: Starting on low and working your way up to high speed, puree the beef until you reach your desired consistency, adding in broth in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in just 1/4 cup of broth to get the consistency seen in this photo.
  • Place beef into mixing bowl and press briefly 2 – 3 times/1 sec/Turbo. Set aside.
  • Place carrot and pumpkin into mixing bowl and press briefly 2 – 3 times/1 sec/Turbo.
  • Add water and reserved meat to mixing bowl and cook 8 min/100°C/speed 2.
  • Add olive oil and peas and cook 2 min/100°C/speed 2 and then purée 20 sec/speed 8 or until desired consistency is achieved.

The Nutritional Power of Beef and Veggies

Beef is an excellent source of protein, iron, and essential vitamins, making it vital for a baby’s growth and development. When combined with vegetables, which offer an array of nutrients, it forms a balanced meal, especially for intolerant babies.

Why This Puree is Essential for Intolerant Babies

As a primary source of heme iron, beef facilitates better oxygen transport in the body. For intolerant babies, this is crucial as they need nutrient-dense foods to support their growth. Moreover, vegetables add fiber and antioxidants, which are essential for promoting gut health in allergy-prone tots.

Steps to Crafting the Perfect Beef and Vegetable Puree

Begin with high-quality, preferably grass-fed beef. Alongside, choose a mix of vegetables like carrots, peas, and spinach. Steam the ingredients, ensuring the beef is thoroughly cooked, and then blend them in a food processor until smooth.

Storage and Serving Recommendations

The meat-veggie blend can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. While serving to intolerant babies, ensure it’s lukewarm to prevent any discomfort.

Embracing the Wholesome Blend for Your Baby

Incorporating diverse foods like the beef and vegetable puree ensures a well-rounded diet. Particularly for intolerant babies, such combinations offer both taste and nutrition without causing irritations.

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