Pumpkin and Chicken Puree


pumpkin chicken baby food homemade

If you’re looking for tasty, healthy, and easy baby puree recipes, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we share a recipe with pumpkin and chicken. 

Age: 6-8 months+ 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pumpkin
  • 100gm Minced chicken

Instructions:

Step 1 – Cut the pumpkin into two equal sections. Remove the seeds in the lower part.

Step 2 – Preheat your oven to 176 C. Place the two equal parts of your pumpkin on a baking tray.

Step 4 – Bake for at least one hour. Then, scoop out any soft pulp from their skin. 

Step 5 – Add the pumpkin to a blender and blend until it has become a puree.

Step 6 – Make sure the chicken is skinless and boneless.

Step 7 – Chop the chicken into cubes and cook it in a pan with boiling water. Boiling the chicken makes it super soft and easy to puree.

Step 8 – Add the chicken to the pumpkin and mix them into a smooth puree. 

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When can a baby eat butternut squash?

Many individuals keep asking when a baby can eat butternut squash. This diet can be introduced to a baby with a minimum of 4-6 months as a solid diet. It is therefore advisable to consult a medical practitioner first in case your baby has food allergies. This diet acts as a value addition to your child’s solid food.

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

Preparation of a Butternut squash

Squash is normally processed through steaming, oven- heating, and baking. This is an essential tip to keep the nutrients intact as well as to retain the taste of the vegetable. Below are key steps to consider when preparing butternut squash for your baby.

Baking

– Cut the butternut squash into two equal sections. Remove the seeds in the lower part.
– Preheat your oven to 176 C. Place the two equal parts of your butternut squash on a baking tray.
– Bake for at least one hour. Then, scoop out any soft pulp from their skin. Mash or puree the baked pulp before you consider feeding your baby.

Steaming

– Cut the butternut squash into many and small cubes.
– Pour an inch of purified water into your cooking pot. Place a steamer inside the cooking pot with the small cubes of squash.
– Steam your butternut squash for at least seven minutes and at most ten minutes. Always steam with a medium flame. Check if they are ready by poking them with a fork.
– Serve your squash as finger food. You should always let it cool before serving to your baby.

Are these baby food recipes freezable?

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

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

Looking for more pumpkin baby food recipes? Check our article 4x recipes with butternut squash.

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