Homemade fruit purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 13 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.
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Homemade Fruit Purees
Babies typically start fruit with their morning meal after they've tried several green and yellow veggies. Rather than buying baby food at the store, consider making your baby's fruit purees at home. There are many advantages to the DIY approach, including knowing exactly what's in your baby's food and saving money since store-bought baby food tends to be more expensive than homemade.
Click on the following slides to learn how to make 13 popular fruit purees. We'll also tell you how to freeze leftover fruit puree, and what to mix with it once your baby is ready to try combination purees. Be sure to wait 3 to 4 days between new foods in case of an allergic reaction.
Mild, sweet applesauce made from Red Delicious or Gala apples is a popular first fruit for babies. Most babies enjoy it, and it's filled with vitamin C and fiber. Plus, studies suggest that apples might offer powerful protection against asthma. This versatile fruit pairs well with other fruit, veggie, meat, and poultry purees.
When your baby is ready for a blend, cook up this delicious fruit and vegetable puree. Catherine McCord of Weelicious shows you how easy it is.
Sweet, fiber-rich pear is hard for many babies to resist. It's also a delicious way to make certain veggies more appealing; for example, sweet pear puree takes away the ick-factor of green beans when mixed with Greek yogurt and green bean puree.
There is no cooking required for this delicious vitamin and mineral-rich puree.
Your baby will love this sweet and creamy puree. It's so good don't be surprised if you find yourself taste-testing more than is absolutely necessary.
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