Sunday, January 17, 2016

Healthy Baby Food: Acorn Squash Puree

Watch the video below to see how I roasted Acorn Squash to create pureed baby food!

Acorn Squash is a type of winter squash that is an excellent source of:
Carotenoids antioxidants
Vitamin A
Vitamin C 
Vitamin B-6  

Alternatively to roasting winter squash, you can also cut the flesh into 1 inch cubes and steam.  This is my typical method for butternut squash, which is another common type of winter squash. 

You can serve this puree as is, or you can mix and match with babies other favorite foods!  For instance, acorn squash pairs incredibly well with cinnamon and maple syrup.  Or, add a fruit such as apples to make the squash a bit sweeter for babies taste buds!  

Make sure you save the seeds to create a healthy snack for you or older children (not babies, as they pose a choking hazard).  Simply separate the seeds from the pulp.  I usually rinse my seeds before I roast them.  Bake in a low oven, around 165 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  

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