5x Baby Food Recipes with Cucumbers


baby food recipes with cucumber

If you are looking for easy and tasty baby food recipes that your baby will definitely enjoy, you are in the right place!

In this article, we talk about introducing cucumber to your baby’s diet and we give you some easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food.

Recipes in this article:

  1. Cucumber, pineapple, and strawberry
  2. Cucumber and apple
  3. Cucumber, spinach, and banana
  4. Cucumber, avocado, and tomato
  5. Cucumber, kale, and pear

When can a baby eat cucumber?

According to Healthline, cucumbers can be added to your baby’s diet at age 9 months and up. This because cucumbers contain cucurbitacins, a compound that is somewhat difficult for babies to digest. (source)

1. Cucumber, pineapple, and strawberry (age 9 monts+)

A fresh, sweet, and healthy recipe that a lot of babies like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1 cup of strawberries

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the cucumber and slice it in halves.

Step 2 – Remove the seeds and chop the cucumber into pieces.

Step 3 – Make sure you’ve removed the core of the pineapple! Cut it in pieces.

Step 4 – Rinse the strawberries and remove the crowns.

Step 5 – Add all the ingredients to a blender (or a bowl if you use a hand mixer) and mix them into a smooth puree.

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Serve a portion of this puree right away and pour the leftovers in an ice cube form, or in small food storage containers. You can store it in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for a few months.  

2. Cucumber and apple (age 9 months+)

A simple, easy and healthy recipe. When picking apples, choose a sweeter type of apple for the best balance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the cucumber and slice it in halves.

Step 2 – Remove the seeds and chop the cucumber into pieces.

Step 3 – Peel the apple, slice it in halves, and remove the core.

Step 4 – Chop the apple into pieces. If the apple has a bit of a sour taste, cook it for a few minutes to make it taste sweeter.

Step 5 – Throw all the ingredients together and mix them into a smooth puree, using a blender or hand mixer.

Serve a portion of this puree right away and pour the leftovers in an ice cube form, or in small food storage containers. You can store it in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for a few months.  

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3. Cucumber, spinach, and banana (age 9 months+)

A super healthy recipe, that tastes sweet because of the banana.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1 banana

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the cucumber and slice it in halves.

Step 2 – Remove the seeds and chop the cucumber into pieces.

Step 3 – Rinse the spinach and steam it for a few minutes.

Step 4 – Peel the banana and chop it into pieces.

Step 5 – Put all the ingredients together and mix them into a smooth puree.

Serve a portion of this puree right away and pour the leftovers in an ice cube form, or in small food storage containers. You can store it in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for a few months.  

4. Cucumber, avocado, and tomato (age 9 months+)

This recipe is more savory and super healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the cucumber and slice it in halves.

Step 2 – Remove the seeds and chop the cucumber into pieces.

Step 3 – Peel the avocado, slice it in halves, and remove the kernel.

Step 4 – Chop the avocado into pieces.

Step 5 – Rinse the tomato, remove the crown and the core.

Step 6 – Chop the tomato into pieces.

Step 7 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix them into a puree.

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Serve a portion of this puree right away and pour the leftovers in an ice cube form, or in small food storage containers. You can store it in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for a few months.  

5. Cucumber, kale, and pear (age 9 months+)

A super healthy and fruity recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 ripe pear

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the cucumber and slice it in halves.

Step 2 – Remove the seeds and chop the cucumber into pieces.

Step 3 – Wash the kale and cook it for about 7 minutes.

Step 4 – Peel the pear and remove the core.

Step 5 – Chop the pear into pieces.

Step 6 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix them into a puree.

Serve a portion of this puree right away and pour the leftovers in an ice cube form, or in small food storage containers. You can store it in the fridge for 3 days, or in the freezer for a few months.  

Are these baby food recipes freezable?

You should store your batch of cucumber baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze this baby food into different portions by pouring the mixture into ice cubes or in small food storage containers.

Which kitchen tools to use

To prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Saucepan
  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

Nutritional benefits of cucumbers

Cucumbers contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. They are packed with vitamin C and K, fibers, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

According to Healthline, these are the health benefits of cucumbers:

  1. It’s high in nutrients
  2. It contains antioxidants
  3. It promotes hydration
  4. May lower blood sugar
  5. Could promote regularity

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