I can’t believe we are here already…
Brought to you by Heinz Infant.
We started introducing solids to Leni just before the Mr headed back to work and after her constantly staring me down as I eat she really didn’t know what to do with the food once we got it to her mouth. We shall try again next week.
Starting babies on solids it is always good to have a plan. We always want to do the best by our kids and for me that is homemade baby food. I have kicked off with the standard rice cereal but have just created this baby puree recipe for the next attempt.
Sweet Potato Puree
- 500g of sweet potato, peeled and cut into small squares
- 500g of water
- 10g of butter
- 3tbs of your baby’s milk (or you can just use water)
- Steam your sweet potato for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
- Transfer steamed sweet potato into a blender.
- Add butter and baby’s milk (or water) and puree for around 20 seconds.
- Ensure you scrape down the sides of the blender as you go, stopping it of course before you take the lid off. Blend a little more if required, just so you get that nice smooth puree texture.
- You can add more of your baby’s milk to get to the right consistency.
- Freeze into cubes using a large ice-cube tray.
See this is all a big plan, preparing all my baby’s first foods from scratch and I would love to think I would be able to keep this up. I know though that there will be times that my freezer cubes will be bare and I will not have the time or energy to go peeling and chopping and steaming and blending and separating and freezing. Pass me the wine!
Luckily Heinz understands a Mother’s need to ensure that her baby is getting only the good stuff when it comes to first foods. I trusted Heinz with Ari’s baby food and we still count on Heinz’s Little Kids fruit pouches to ensure the fusspot is still getting some of the good stuff.
The Heinz Infant pouch and jar baby food range ticks a few key boxes for me.
- Prepared in Australia. Country Victoria to be precise, with carefully selected nutritious ingredients.
- Recipes approved by nutritionists who are passionate about flavours and are mums themselves.
- Preservative free. With Heinz Infant meals, water is used during the cooking process to ensure Heinz deliver the right consistency and flavour throughout the whole range. After cooking, all of the Heinz Infant jars and pouches are heat sealed, locking in all the delicious flavours and preventing the need for preservatives!
Introducing solids to babies can begin as early as 4 months. Leni is nearly 5 months old now but it might not happen until she is 6 months. First and for most, breastmilk or formula are your babies number one. Baby solids are an important support.
The Heinz range starts at 4 months and adapts in flavours and consistencies through different age ranges.
The best plan always needs a back up and the Heinz infant range is mine. Wish me luck for the next few rounds of Leni’s lunchtime. That tongue will figure it out soon enough.
You can find lots of tips and information on introducing solids on the Heinz for baby Facebook page.
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