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Corn, Turkey, Apricot, and Butternut Squash Baby Food

Meat, poultry, and fish are good sources of iron and protein. Combined with a fruit or vegetable your baby has had before, the meal becomes delicious! We recommend introducing this corn, turkey, apricot, and butternut squash baby recipe to little ones between 6-9 months. Apricot baby food can be a great source of nutrients for your growing sprout, and combining it with the goodness of these other delicious ingredients makes for a healthy, tasty meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup raw ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
  • 2 dried apricots

Instructions:

  1. Place squash, turkey, corn, and apricots into Baby Brezza® One Step Food Maker Deluxe
  2. Press “Steam & Blend” for 20 minutes
  3. Serve to your baby or store

Tip: If the food is too thick, add a little bit of liquid (breast milk, formula, or water) to reach the desired consistency.

 Is dried apricot good for babies?

Yes! However, there are two things to consider when giving your baby apricot or working it into meals. First and foremost, it’s important to note that dried apricot contains more nutrients than when fresh, meaning your little one will get even more vitamin C and A, as well as plenty of potassium and calcium. When shopping for dried apricots, though, keep in mind that many brands tend to add extra sugar and preservatives for flavor and shelf life. We recommend looking for all-natural dried apricot options or even drying/dehydrating your own at home!

How long does steamed butternut squash last?

Believe it or not, squash doesn’t last a very long time once it’s been steamed or cooked. We recommend eating any and all of your cooked butternut squash within 3-5 days of preparation so as to avoid any growing bacteria or mold. If you’re planning ahead, you can also freeze your mashed butternut squash for up to one year! And if you’re not quite ready to get cooking but have already made your trip to the grocery store, keep in mind that uncooked butternut squash will keep for up to 3 months!

Is blended corn easy for babies to digest?

The verdict is a little divided here, but it’s important to keep in mind that steamed and blended corn is much easier to digest, no matter how old you are. Many believe that parents should wait until babies are over a year old before serving corn in any capacity– but, technically speaking, it is safe to start serving at 6 months of age. If you’re concerned or hesitant about whether or not your little one can digest it, waiting is always recommended– and talking to your pediatrician about it is an even safer option to consider.

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