Carrot puree

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Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

Carrots are a great first food for baby. Naturally sweet and tasty, steaming or boiling carrots to blend for baby into a carrot puree, makes for a great first baby meal.

Summary

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Ages: Babies 6m+
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 1 bowl carrot puree

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

Carrots are good for…

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that gets converted into Vitamin A in the body. Carrots promote a strong immune system in babies and also contain some iron, calcium and vitamin C. A great healthy option for babies.

When can I give carrots to my baby?

Carrots are perfect to introduce to baby during stage 1 weaning, that is from 6 months onwards. In order to prepare the carrots for baby, you simply boil or steam the carrot pieces and blend them.

In our recipes we always cut a few ‘baton’ shaped pieces of our fruit and vegetables and steam of boil these along with the rest. We then put these to one side and blend the rest of the pieces.

These soft ‘batons’ can be given to baby next to their puree so that they can practice picking up and bringing food to their mouths.

They will love mushing the carrots around and playing with the different textures.

What to be careful of with carrots

Raw carrots should not be given to babies as they lack the teeth to chew them. Whole pieces of carrot will end up in their mouths and this could pose a chocking hazard. Make sure any carrots are steamed or boiled until soft so that baby can mush them about with her gums.

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • Water or baby milk

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the carrots into baton like strips that are thick enough for baby to grasp.
  2. Steam or boil all the pieces for 10 minutes, until soft.
  3. If you wish to add finger food put a few carrot batons to one side.
  4. Place the rest of the batons in the blender. Add some water and blend into a thick puree.
  5. You can add more water to make it more watery and keep adding until you achieve the desired consistency. If you prefer you can add baby milk instead of water to create a creamy carrot puree. Enjoy!

 

Carrot puree – our step by step guide:

 

Peel and cut your carrots.

We want to cut the carrots in baton like sticks that are quite long and  thick.

This makes them easier for baby to grasp if you are adding some soft pieces to the side of the puree.

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

 

If you are offering some pieces as finger food to baby then put these to one side now.

Put the remaining steamed carrot pieces into a blender with a little water and blend until you get a thick puree.

If you would like to make the carrot puree thinner, gradually add in more water and blend again.

You can also use baby milk here instead of water (expressed breast milk or formula milk) if you prefer to make a creamy carrot puree.

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

 

Now offer a few steamed veggies (make sure they are very soft) along with the puree!

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

 

Baby can enjoy this healthy and nutritious carrot puree.

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

 

Carrot puree - try this great weaning dish for baby as a healthy and nutritious first food

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Carrot puree

Carrots are a great first food for baby. Naturally sweet and tasty, steaming or boiling carrots to blend for baby into a carrot puree, makes for a great first baby meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword baby carrot recipe, baby puree, carrot puree, weaning recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 Carrot
  • Water or baby milk (formula or expressed breast milk)

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the carrots into baton like strips that are thick enough for baby to grasp.
  • Steam or boil all the pieces for 10 minutes, until soft.
  • If you wish to add finger food put a few carrot batons to one side.
  • Place the rest of the batons in the blender. Add some water and blend into a thick puree.
  • You can add more water to make it more watery and keep adding until you achieve the desired consistency. If you prefer you can add baby milk instead of water to create a creamy carrot puree. Enjoy!

Take a look at our 5 minute pea and mint soup, which makes a great meal for baby and for the whole family.