It is an exciting time when baby is old enough to begin eating more interesting foods than prepared infant cereals, and an exciting time for caregivers to begin experimenting with weaning recipes in order to make the introduction to ‘solid’ foods for baby interesting and palatable.
The first step in weaning is getting baby interested in solid food to the extent that he or she will eventually replace nursing for meals of purees and it is important that caregivers cook from recipes which include all of the essential vitamins and nutrients needed to support a growing infants needs.
The following recipe for carrot puree is a great for a beginning recipe for a baby entering the weaning process. Carrots are high in vitamins and nutrients and offer a fair amount of iron and fibre, both important for a child over six months who will be needing to receive their iron from a source other than mom.
Steam carrots and ginger together until soft.
Discard any left over water.
Place carrots and ginger into a blender and add the juice or sauce.
Puree until desired texture of carrot puree is reached.