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Ingredients

  1. 500g carrots, trimmed, peeled and roughly chopped
  2. Pinch of herbs (optional)
  3. 1/2 cup reserved water
  • Steam: In a medium saucepan, bring 5cm of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the carrots into a steamer basket, cover and cook for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
  • Transfer: Place the cooked carrots into a blender or food processor and add a pinch of any spice/herb you are using. Add in 1/2 cup of liquid
  • Puree: turn on the blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium. If puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup liquid at a time, until you achieve desired consistency. I had to add in 1 1/4 cup water.
  • Eat: Serve and enjoy, or freeze some for later.
  • Place water into mixing bowl. Insert simmering basket. Place carrots into simmering basket and cook 25-30 min/100°C/speed 2, until carrots are tender.
  • Remove simmering basket with aid of spatula. Set aside 3-4 tablespoons of the cooking liquid (see Tips). Discard remaining cooking liquid.
  • Place butter, cooked carrots and 3 tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid into mixing bowl, then blend 20 sec/speed 4-8, increasing speed gradually from speed 4 to speed 8 or until texture is suitable for your baby, adding extra cooking liquid if necessary.
  • Serve warm or cooled.
  • Steam: Place the carrots into the steamer basket, cook for 16 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
  • Transfer: Place the cooked carrots into a blender jug and add a pinch of any spice/herb you are using. Add in 1/2 cup of liquid
  • Puree: turn on the blender and set for 10-15 seconds. If puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup liquid at a time, until you achieve desired consistency. I had to add in 1 1/4 cup water.
  • Eat: Serve and enjoy, or freeze some for later.

Carrots: More Than Just a Vibrant Color

Carrots, with their bright orange hue, are not only visually appealing but also a powerhouse of nutrients. They are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, making them a top choice, especially for intolerant babies.

Nutritional Advantages for Intolerant Babies

Rich in beta-carotene which our bodies convert to vitamin A, carrots support good vision, immunity, and overall growth. This makes them an excellent choice for intolerant babies who require optimum nourishment. Carrots also possess anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial for allergy-prone babies with potential gut issues.

Preparing Baby Carrot Puree at Home

Making a carrot puree for your little one is a breeze. Opt for organic carrots to reduce exposure to pesticides. Wash, peel, steam, and then puree using a food processor until it achieves a smooth texture.

Guidelines for Storage and Feeding

Store the infant carrot mash in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When offering it to intolerant babies, ensure it’s either at room temperature or slightly warmed, avoiding any extreme temperatures.

Why Carrot Puree is a Staple for Baby Diets

Introducing nutrient-rich foods like carrot puree early on paves the way for a healthier future. For intolerant babies, it’s a gentle and nutritious option, easily digested and full of essential vitamins and minerals.

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