Carrot Baby Food
How to make carrot baby food by cooking and blending carrots into a smooth and creamy puree. Carrot puree make a great stage 1 starter food for babies.
Servings: 12 oz
- 1 lb fresh organic carrots
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup breast milk formula or water, to thin
- spices or herbs of choice optional
Peel carrots and chop into chunks. Try to make the carrot chunks around the same size so they will finish cooking around the same time. The smaller the chunks, the faster they will cook.
Fill a pot with about 1 inch of water, add carrots to a steamer basket and place inside of the pot. Bring water to a low boil, cover with lid and steam carrots for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. The cook time will depend on the size of your carrots.
Once carrots are tender remove pot from heat and allow carrots to a cool a bit before transferring to a blender or food processor. Puree carrots in the blender or food processor, adding liquid (breast milk, formula or water) as needed to get the desired consistency. If using water, the water leftover from steaming or boiling the carrots works great.
Transfer carrot puree into storage containers and store in the fridge for 3 days or freezer for 1 month.
- You can boil or roast the carrots instead of steaming. See my tips in the blog post above.
Serving: 4oz | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 116mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g