Pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree

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spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby

For a tasty little baby puree that’s both nutritious and delicious, try our pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree.
 
With pumpkin as a base, this dish has a mild, slightly sweet taste that makes it a favourite with many a little puree eater.
 
Here we’ve used cooked chicken, leeks and spinach. Blend it all together and hopefully you’ll have baby’s new favourite meal!

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Ages: Babies (6m+)
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 4 servings of baby puree

 

When you’re making baby’s first dishes and combining a few foods together for them, it can help to have a good creamy base like pumpkins or sweet potatoes.

spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby

This helps balance the other vegetables into a smooth and creamy puree.

And it’s not just for baby. These same ingredients could be used to make a healthy soup for the whole family.

Is pumpkin healthy for baby?

Pumpkins are good for:

Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, protein and iron.

When you add protein-rich chicken, Vitamin A-rich leek and iron-dense spinach you have a little baby puree packed with nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams pumpkin, peeled and chopped
  • 2 leeks (the white part only), sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 10 grams spinach

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the pumpkin, slice the white part of the leek and rinse and chop the spinach.
  2. On a separate board, chop the chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. Boil the chicken in a small pan of boiling water for about 5-10 minutes or until cooked through. Check there aren’t any pink parts.
  4. In a separate pan, boil the pumpkin and leeks for 15 minutes.
  5. 5 minutes before the boiling time ends, pop the chopped spinach into the saucepan of boiling pumpkin and leeks and simmer for the last 5 minutes.
  6. Drain the chicken and the veg and put them in a blender.
  7. Add enough water or baby milk (breast milk or formula) to get your desired consistency.
  8. Blend until smooth.

 

Pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree – our step by step guide:

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spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby
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Prepare your vegetables

Peel your pumpkin and chop it into cubes.

Slice the leek into rounds.

Use only the white part of the leek, the green part is too fibrous for baby.

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spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby
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Boil the chicken

Boil your chicken on its own, over in a medium sized saucepan until cooked.

It should take 5-10 minutes.

After cooking it’s a good idea to check there are no pink parts inside the chicken chunks.

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spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby
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Boil the vegetables

In another saucepan, boil your pumpkin and leek for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, add the spinach to your pumpkin and leek mixture.

Simmer for another 5 minutes.

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spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby
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Blend into a puree

Drain the chicken and the veg and put them into a bowl.

Add water or baby’s usual milk to thin it a bit to your desired consistency.

Blend everything until you have a smooth puree.

Enjoy this tasty little pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree!

 

spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby

 

spinach, pumpkin leek and chicken baby puree - baby's first foods and a tasty puree for weaning baby

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Pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree

For a tasty little baby puree that’s both nutritious and delicious, try our pumpkin, leek and chicken baby puree. With pumpkin as a base, this dish has a mild, slightly sweet taste that makes it a favourite with many a little puree eater. Here we’ve used cooked chicken, leeks and spinach. Blend it all together and hopefully you’ll have baby’s new favourite meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword baby puree, chicken baby puree, leek baby puree, pumpkin baby puree, spinach baby puree
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 small bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 200 grams pumpkin peeled and chopped
  • 2 leeks (the white part only), sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 chicken breast chopped into bite size pieces
  • 10 grams spinach

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the pumpkin, slice the white part of the leek and rinse and chop the spinach.
  • On a separate board, chop the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Boil the chicken in a small pan of boiling water for about 5-10 minutes or until cooked through. Check there aren’t any pink parts.
  • In a separate pan, boil the pumpkin and leeks for 15 minutes.
  • 5 minutes before the boiling time ends, pop the chopped spinach into the saucepan of boiling pumpkin and leeks and simmer for the last 5 minutes.
  • Drain the chicken and the veg and put them in a blender.
  • Add enough water or baby milk (breast milk or formula) to get your desired consistency.
  • Blend it until smooth.