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.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash

Sweet potato

Beet Root

Salt

Sugar

Procedure

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.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash

Banana

Apple

Water

Sugar or Jaggery

Honey to taste

Procedure

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.

Ingredients

Milk

Butternut squash

Sugar

Procedure

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

Ingredients

Rice powder

Water

Butternut squash

Honey and Sugar

Procedure

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.

Conclusion

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.

Aliza Sartor
 

I'm Aliza Sartor, a mom of two children, founder of BabyInform.com. I love reading, cooking and doing meditation. To become an intelligence mom is not easy, I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way. I'm glad to connect with you and be your friend!

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