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Butternut Squash & Apple Puree


Marin has been having the best time trying different foods. Some she loves, some… not so much.

I never force a food on her. After a taste or two, if she doesn’t like it. I’ll give her another taste the next day so she can get use to it.

Butternut squash and apple puree is slowly becoming a staple in our house. She eats it right up!

Since butternut squash can be rather large, I cook and puree them separate from the apples then combine the two in a food processor. Another method of cooking this is with the Beaba Baby Cook. With this you would steam each food separate then combine them to puree. For me, the easiest way to cook a butternut squash is to cut it half length wise, scoop out the seeds, wrap it in foil.

Butternut Squash & Apple Puree

  • Cut one butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • Wrap each piece in foil and bake at 400 degrees for about an hour until the squash is fully cooked.
  • While the squash is cooking, peel, core, and chop one apple, bake or steam until apples are fully cooked.
  • Scoop out the “meat” of the squash.
  • Combine squash and apples in food processor and puree to desire consistency.

Baby food will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days max and in the freezer for about 6 weeks.

Question of the Day for my mommies:

What method do you use to cook baby food?

I have the Beaba Baby Cook. I like it! But sometimes I find the conventional method works best for some foods.

13 Responses

  1. Light Delight with TouTou said on December 17, 2009 at 8:43 am

    oh…is it only for baby food??? but I do love butternut squash!! they looks sooo sweet in combination with apples!
    okay…I might think of an adult version 😀

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

      This would be great as an adult version! Maybe served with chicken or pork? YUM!
      Thanks for the idea!

  2. The Candid RD said on December 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    This is a great idea. When I have children I hope to make my own food when I can. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lu said on December 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

    One of the funniest things I ever saw was my son trying to eat carrots. I tried to feed him them, and after doing that a couple of times, and seeing him quite literally gag, I gave up. However, the spinach and turnip puree (mom says ewwwwwww) that I made him he couldn’t get enough of. Kids know what they want. Now, at 3 and a half, my son will eat anything I give him. Anything. He loves broccoli. There is hope. I always made his own food too.

  4. Diana @ frontyardfoodie said on December 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Seriously, I am so inspired by your posts about baby food! My husband and I are planning on have kids and I am going to keep coming here and getting ideas for when I’m a Mom.

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

      Awe… thanks Diana! That’s so sweet!

  5. sophia said on December 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t know you can freeze them! Cool! I actually have some puree in my fridge, and I was thinking I should toss it since I will be gone for 3 weeks…now I can just freeze and save them for when I get back! YIPEE!

  6. Carolyn said on December 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    The picture is perfect, looks like it could be yummy sorbet! But yummy baby food is even better!

  7. Lauren said on December 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Oh wow, I love that you make your own baby food. I’m going to have to start taking notes for when I have children.

  8. said on December 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I make my baby food, but am pretty basic about it, I just bake it, steam it or boil it and then puree it.

  9. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said on December 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Mmmm!! I made something similar a couple months ago but in a pot rather than the food processor–those two flavors sure go together well!

  10. Mommy RD said on December 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Just found your blog and it’s perfect timing. My baby is 5 months old and we are just thinking of starting solids. I plan to make all of my own baby food. In fact, got an immersion blender for hubby for Christmas, and have the food processor ready to go. 😉

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