After the first taste days and once I was able to start combining multiple foods and flavours, I had a lot of fun mixing and matching different ingredients. A fantastic way to ensure you get your little person to take in a number of beneficial foods, is to combine veg or fruit varieties to form part of a tasty (and nutrient-packed) meal. The parmesan and sage both add some delicious flavour and work well with these ingredients.
What you’ll need*:
- 2 x gem squash (halved)
- 1.5 x cup pumpkin (peeled and diced)
- 1 x cup broccoli
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan (mozzarella, gouda or cheddar will also work)
- 1 tsp olive oil for roasting
- 1 Tbs sage (chopped or dried)
- Preheat your oven to 180°
- Place the pumpkin on a roasting tray and sprinkle with the olive oil and sage.
- Roast for 30 minutes until soft.
- Steam squash for 8 minutes. Then scoop out the flesh and discard the skins.
- Steam broccoli for 5 minutes until soft.
- Combine all the ingredients with a little water from the steamer or a splash of milk/formula (the cheese will melt into the warm veg).
- Use a hand blender to puree until the desired consistency.
Some babies prefer a runnier consistency and slightly older babies will be able to tolerate a lumpier mixture.
Divide up into individual container portions and freeze. Thaw in the fridge when ready to use.
Combine with a protein of your choice to make a hearty meal (mince meat, salmon, hake or chicken are tasty combos).
*Makes 10-12 portions.