Beetroot and parsnip puree

If you’re looking for easy, healthy, and tasty recipes for homemade baby food, you’ve come to the right place. This recipe features beets and parsnip.

The scrumptious snack even a full-grown adult can’t resist.


  • 1 large-sized parsnip
  • 4 beets – medium-sized
  • Spices (for flavor and taste, optional though)


Step 1 – Rinse the beets in cold water and remove greens.

Step 2 – Peel the beets and dice them into small pieces.

Step 3 – Bring water to a boil and cook the beets until tender, for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4 – Peel the parsnip with a vegetable peeler and trim the ends.

Step 5 – Cut the parsnip into 3/4 inch chunks.

Step 6 – Bring another pan of water to a boil and cook the parsnip for about 10 minutes, until they are fork-tender.

Step 7 – Add the beets, parsnip, herbs, and a little bit of water to a blender. Mix it into a smooth puree.

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When can a baby eat beets?

The ideal age and time for your babies to have food with beets in them are usually between 8 to 10 months. Since beets are rich in nitrates you might want to check their tolerance with it and make sure you avoid too many servings. Once they reach the age of 1 you can increase the intake of beets in their diets. Beets have a mild laxative effect and so if your baby is suffering from diarrhea, you may avoid beets in their diet.

Some doctors advise not to use fresh beetroot puree but instead recommend processed and canned puree. That’s because the fresh ones have high levels of nitrates. Having said that do consult your doctor before trying beets for your little one.

How to prepare beets for baby food

Look for small, blemish-free beets with greens that look fresh. Rinse the beets in cold water and remove greens. Peel the beets and dice them into small pieces. Bring water to a boil and cook the beets until tender, for about 10-15 minutes.

Is this recipe freezable?

The recipe be refrigerated and make for good meal prep for the week! You should store your batch of baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze these baby food recipes into different portions by employing ice cubes or small food storage containers as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.

Abous Us

Hi everyone, my name is Marcia. I’m from the Netherlands (so please forgive me for grammar mistakes) and I love cooking healthy recipes with fresh foods. This got me interested in making homemade baby food that tastes great and is healthy and easy to make. Follow me on Pinterest if you’re looking for more inspiration and tips!