16 Adventurous Baby Food Purees
When your little wildling finally gets the go-ahead from their pediatrician to try food, it’s super exciting! We all love to see our child experience all sorts of unique flavors beyond breastmilk or formula. A great way to expand your baby’s developing palate is through baby food purees.
Even if you’re going straight into baby-led weaning, pouched purees are the perfect on-the-go meal or quick snack. So, today, we’re sharing 16 baby food purees for you to blend for your little wildling! However, these purees all have an adventurous twist. You can expect lots of spices and unique combos to introduce lots of beneficial food and combat future picky eating. Let’s get into it:
16 Adventurous Baby Food Purees
Tropical Blueberry Puree
This blueberry puree is full of antioxidants and digestive-friendly fruits! It’s a tropical fruit blend with organic blueberries, fuji apples, mangoes, and bananas. It has no added sugar, of course, but packs a ton of sweet flavor from the naturally sweet fruits. Kids of all ages will love this fruity snack.
Beef and Apple Baby Food
Protein is so important for our bodies. Introducing that hearty umami flavor early is a great way to develop their tastebuds and give them that healthy protein. The puree includes ground beef, ginger, apples, and cinnamon. It might not be your favorite smoothie, but your little wildling will love it.
Roasted Banana Puree
This one is super simple and can be eaten as is or mixed with rice cereal! All you need is bananas, cinnamon, and breast milk or formula. For this recipe, you’re going to roast the bananas, because it brings out a really rich flavor.
Broccoli and Olive Oil Puree
Cooked broccoli is SO good for you and your little wildlings. It has calcium, antioxidants, folate, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and K. You need broccoli, olive oil, and fruit or vegetable of your choice. The recipe recommends apple, pear, or white potatoes.
Sweet Potato Puree
For this puree, you cook up the sweet potatoes in foil. Then, you peel off the skin and put it in a blender with paprika and breastmilk/formula. The sweet potato has a sweet and starchy flavor that goes great with a little spice. Your little wildling will be signing “more” every time they finish this tasty puree.
Chicken and Carrot Baby Puree
Here’s another one that involves protein! It’s chicken, carrots, no-salt vegetable broth, and cumin. That’s right! Cumin! You’ll be using all the spices in your cabinet for this tasty list. But, really, it’s good for your baby. It teaches them to expect change in food and it makes transitioning to table food so much easier.
Pea Baby Food
Pea, zucchini, and mint is the perfect flavor combo for a little wildling who’s just begun eating real food. Peas are a great source of protein and they help healthy digestion.
This is really important for first time eaters, because you do not want to cause constipation! Mint is also great for digestion and upset tummies, while zucchini provides a smooth, creamy texture.
Moroccan Carrot Puree
Here’s a fun one bursting with adventurous flavor. Carrots, cumin, coriander, paprika, lemon juice, fresh parsley, and feta cheese make for a gourmet meal for your little wildling. Let this meal inspire a whole dish for your family!
Spinach and Apple Baby Food
Here’s another high fiber, heart healthy, and digestion friendly puree. You’ll need just six apples, cored, and chopped, some spinach, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. It’s a sweet and tart puree with a healthy secret ingredient your little wildling won’t even know is there.
Pureed Baby Beef Stew
Pureed beef stew? Toddlers love this one. You’ll need beef chuck roast, olive oil, onion, carrots, and gold potatoes. It takes a little over an hour in the oven, so this isn’t one you can just blend really fast. But, if you want a hearty and savory meal for your little wildling, take the evening to make this yummy puree.
Avocado and Lentil Puree
This puree is heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory. Plus, it has tons of antioxidants, iron, protein, B vitamins, folate, magnesium, and fiber. It’s SO good for baby, and who doesn’t love avocado? This recipe calls for yellow lentils, avocado, turmeric, and hing! (P.S. You may need to go to an Indian grocery store for this one.)
Bell Pepper and Chicken Baby Food
You’ll need red and yellow bell peppers, potatoes, chicken, and garlic. Once you have all your items chopped, you’ll steam them, and puree them! Add water until it’s the texture you want, and then pack it up. You can freeze it or keep it in the fridge for a few days! (That’s true for most purees on the list.)
Spiced Pear and Avocado Baby Food
Want a puree you can make in minutes? This one you can! No steaming or cooking required! Pears, avocado, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and breastmilk/formula go right in the blender and create a rich and creamy texture. It’s sweet, but not overpowering, and the added spices create a pear pie-esque flavor. Delicious!
Butternut Squash Puree
This baby food mixture is full of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, and potassium. The ingredients used are butternut squash, dried sage, and breastmilk/formula. You'll steam the squash and blend for a colorful and yummy baby meal.
Strawberry and Pear Baby Food
Easy. Tasty. Refreshing. There are so many words to describe this puree that are good for you and your little wildling. You just need steamed strawberries and pears. Blend them up, add cinnamon, and add water or milk until it’s the consistency you’re looking for.
Add variety to your child’s diet with these adventurous purees!
Making your own baby food is cheaper, more sustainable, and so much healthier for your baby. You really don’t need any fancy tools! You just need a steamer basket, a blender, and something to store the food inside. You could use mason jars or reusable pouches. Find a system that works for you and start your flavorful food journey!
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