Baby Food – Make A Butternut Squash
Babies love to eat anything which is tasty and bright. Butternut squash has both the qualities and hence is loved by the children of all age groups. This can be introduced to the children who are above four years. It has an orange pulp which is quite yummy to eat and looks quite attractive as well. It is among the most sought after healthy foods for toddlers. It has a rich source of several minerals and vitamins making it an important ingredient in making baby food.
Health Benefits of Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is the most loved winter fruit. It is a rich source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Giving this to the babies render healthy complexion and skin, together with making your baby strong and active. It is also known to increase baby weight. If your child suffers regularly from constipation giving him butternut squash will improve his digestive system. This rich in fiber and vitamin C fruit enhance the overall immunity power of the child and make him strong enough to fight all kinds of diseases and infections. Butternut squash can be introduced to your child’s diet in various forms.
Let’s discuss some of the recipes
Puree of Butternut Squash
One can make various kinds of puree with butternut squash which is both healthy and tasty to eat.
Take a pulp out of butternut squash. Boil sweet potato in pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Now blend together peeled sweet potato, beetroot and butternut squash to make a smooth puree. Add salt and sugar according to your taste and feed your baby.
Smoothie made up of Butternut Squash
It is easy to make a delicious smoothie of butternut squash combined with various fruits like grapes, banana, and apple.
Sugar or Jaggery
Honey to taste
Boil the butternut pulp and allow it to cool for some time. Now add it, apple and banana to the grinder and mix well to make a smoothie. Add water to get the correct consistency. Honey and sugar are added at last to complete the dish.
Tasty Butternut Squash Shake
Children love to drink shakes of all kinds. The mother can easily prepare shake of butternut with milk. This energy drink is simple and fast to make.
Boil the pulp for 10 minutes and let it cool. Now add butternut squash to the grinder together with milk. Shake it to prepare it. Add sugar to taste. One can also use formula milk to prepare the same but it is necessary to dissolve the milk powder first in boiling water and then let it cool.
Pudding of Butternut Squash
One can also prepare healthy pudding with butternut squash
Honey and Sugar
Boil the butternut squash and let it cool. In another pan add rice powder with milk and allow it to heat for 20 minutes. After cooling add butternut squash to it along with honey and sugar to enhance its taste.
Make Healthy Dishes at Home
With all these recipes in your hand you can now easily make healthy and delicious baby food at home. It is always better and safe to make baby cereal at home as it contains all the healthy ingredients and is also made with healthy procedures which are good for overall health of the baby. Besides, pre-packaged food consists of varieties of preservatives and additives that may cause harm to the baby. Butternut squash is most commonly used food for the making of baby cereal as it is both tasty and healthy to eat.
There are several healthy benefits of butternut squash and mothers can now easily prepare a variety of dishes in the comfort of their home without depending on outside source. Now feed your baby with the best of dishes without worrying about its harmful effects. You can easily try out any of the dishes mentioned above and bring a smile to your baby’s face. So, keep your baby healthy and active with assorted dishes prepared by using butternut squash which is easily and widely available in the market.