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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HomeMade Baby Food - Butternut Squash

HomeMade Baby Food - Butternut Squash

You Will Need...
 - 2 Butternut Squash
 - Roasting Pan
 - Water or Breastmilk
 - Food Processor
 - Ice Cube Trey

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Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees. Take and cut butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds...


Place halves face down in a pan and cover with an inch of water...


 Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes to 1 hour - be sure the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft to the touch. Allow to cool then scoop squash “meat” out of the shell...


 Place squash "meat" into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing. Add FRESH breastmilk or water as necessary to achieve the consistency of your choice!

Place in ice-cube trays.


 Freeze! Once Frozen place in plastic freezer storage bag.


TIPS:
-- Takes alot more liquid then you think to thin out enough for stage one first foods. I started off using breastmilk, but found plain old water was easier. They say babies under 6 months should not have juice, but if you want you can use juice to thin =)
 
-- I found these cool freezer bags by ziploc. They come with a battery operated sucker thing. It cost about $8 at walmart and you can buy as many bags as you want. This way I can open and grab some out, suck the air back out, and cut down on the freezer "ice crystals"... =)

**NOTE** I did 2 fairly good size squash and I got 5 ice cube trays full! Also I paid .84 cents per pound, figure I made that much food for under $4!!!!

*Always consult with your pediatrician before starting solids*

6 comments:

Ourfamilyworld

Hi,

I love butternut squash. I make a delicious soup for all the family : cook onions and add butternut squash and potatoes.. so yummy...

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