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Vegetable Puree

When in doubt what to prepare for your toddler, whip up some veggies and make Vegetable Puree to provide your baby with the necessary nutrients. To make this dish, all you need is zucchini, baby spinach, frozen peas, parsnip, and water.

  • 2 small (180g) zucchini, chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup (120g) frozen peas
  • 1 small (120g) parsnip, peeled & chopped coarsely
  • 1½ cups (375mL) water
  • ½ cup (10g) baby spinach, finely chopped
Step by step
  • In a small saucepan, add zucchini, peas, parsnip and water; bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft; add spinach; drain, reserving ½ cup (125mL) cooking liquid.

  • Place in a food processor or blender; process until smooth, adding some reserved cooking liquid if necessary to achieve required consistency.


    Puree can now be frozen for use at a later date. For convenient quantities, place puree into ice cube trays and freeze. Each cube is equal to about 1 tablespoon, which is just right for babies starting out.

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