15 Jul Chickpea, Pumpkin & Banana Puree
There are lots of healthy, baby-friendly foods out there, but some stand out from the pack. Two of my favourites are pumpkin and chickpea. I like these as they are easy to prepare, affordable and you can begin feeding them from the beginning. See Starting solid foods – pouch puree combos for other baby food recipe ideas.
Pumpkin is naturally sweet with a pleasing creamy texture and is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Serving idea: Steam and puree with some of babies milk or add with other puree vegetables to provide extra sweetness. Leave steamed pieces whole for a soft finger food for baby.
Like lentils and other beans, chick peas are rich in protein and fibre. They’re also inexpensive and versatile.
Serving idea: Puree chickpeas with other vegetables or try hommus. You can make it by pureeing cooked chick peas with garlic, lemon, olive oil, and tahini. This can make a nice dip for your toodlers finger foods. Chickpeas on their own and warmed are great too.
This chickpea pumpkin banana puree recipe makes a delicious baby puree but you can use it for a sauce through pasta or add more chickpeas and some olive oil for a great dip.
Chickpea, Pumpkin & Banana Puree Recipe
A good source of nutrients for a wholesome baby puree.
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup water
Steam pumpkin until tender.
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. (TM 20sec, sp8).
Pour into Zestio Reusable Food Pouch to serve or store in the freezer for later.
* A delicious baby puree, add to pasta or add more chickpeas and olive oil for a vegy dip for your toddler.
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