Baby Food Recipes
Summer Fruit Puree
1 sweet eating apple
1 ripe peach, peeled, cored and chopped
50g strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
2 tbsp baby rice or half a crumbled rusk
Put all the fruit into a heavy based saucepan. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 5 minutes. Puree in a blender and stir in the baby rice or crumbled rusk.
From 6 months
Suitable for freezing
Preparation: 3 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
MAKES 2 - 3 PORTIONS
Summer fruit is plentiful and sweet in the summer but many mums worry about giving summer fruits like strawberries to their baby for fear of causing an allergic reaction. As long as there is no strong family history of allergy, then it should be fine to give strawberries and they contain more vitamin C than other berry fruits. It is advisable to sieve the puree to remove seeds though before making the summer fruit recipe. Sometimes strawberries can cause irritation in children with sensitive skin or eczema so watch out for soreness around the mouth if your baby is susceptible to this.
If you freeze food in ice cube trays you can mix and match flavours to make up your own combinations. Simply defrost one frozen cube of apple and mix it with a cube of pear puree to make apple and pear. I also like mixing savoury and sweet flavours together so combinations like carrot and apple or chicken sweet potato and apple are good.