14 Baby Puree Recipes to Make at Home
Did you know parents can skip the supermarket and make easy, healthy baby food purees at home? These recipes let you know exactly what you're putting in Baby's body—and they save you money to boot!
Sweet Potato Puree
Carrot is a very versatile veggie; after your baby has mastered single-vegetable purees, you can mix carrots with a variety of fruits, other veggies, and meats. (Note: Some pediatricians recommend that you feed your baby commercially-produced carrot puree instead of fresh, due to nitrates; consult your doctor for advice.)
Homemade applesauce is mildly sweet, filled with fiber, and rich in vitamin C. It's definitely a crowd-pleasing baby puree recipe!
Bananas have a smooth, squishy texture that's easy for babies to mash between their gums. They're also rich in potassium, and they add creaminess when mixed with other ingredients.
Homemade pear puree is sweet, filled with fiber, and rich in vitamin C. Babies also love its mild, sweet taste.
Butternut Squash Puree
Butternut squash is pure and simple, with a sweet, nutty flavor. When roasted, it takes on a velvety texture, and it provides Baby with vitamin A and potassium.
You can make pea puree with fresh or frozen peas. Either way, your baby will get plenty of fiber and nutritional benefits.
Peaches are rich in beta-carotene and potassium, and their mild, sweet flavor makes them a crowd-pleasing hit.
Green Bean Puree
Rich in vitamin A and fiber, green beans can introduce your baby to vegetables. We recommend using the frozen variety, since fresh green beans can have a grainy texture after blending.