Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 2 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals.
- 2 medium zucchini. Cut into 1-inch chunks
- There’s no need to peel the zucchini for this bright green sauce. A blender makes for the smoothest purée, and because zucchini is so moisture rich, you likely won’t need additional water. Yellow summer squash is an easy substitute.
- Once you’ve successfully fed your baby just zucchini, add in a flavour kick with 1 tablespoon chopped mint the next time you make this
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add the zucchini. Cover and steam until tender, about 12 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Transfer the zucchini to a blender. Blend until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water if needed to help it blend.
If you find that your baby doesn’t like a certain purée, don’t give up. Try again in a week or two, or mix it with a purée that you know your baby eats.
Try adding a few simple finger foods to your baby’s try such as Cheerios, cooked beans, or small chunks of soft fruit. Chances are your baby won’t eat much of these foods yet, but eating with their hands is an important skill to begin practicing.
It’s also time to introduce a sippy cup. Serve just a splash of water, breast milk, or formula at each meal.