This Butternut Squash + Cilantro Baby Food Puree recipe is a great first puree for baby! A creamy yet slightly sweet puree pairs well with cilantro for a little depth of flavors. Great baby food for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food.

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REASONS TO LOVE THIS Butternut squash + Cilantro BABY FOOD RECIPE:

  • easy to make – 2-ingredients
  • healthy – full of nutrients for growing baby
  • delicious 
  • baby food for 4 months and up – stage 1 baby food
  • great with your favorite homemade baby cereal
  • freezer-friendly
  • smooth and creamy 

SUPER TIP FOR THIS Butternut squash + Cilantro BABY FOOD RECIPE:

If you are looking to add some extra healthy fat to baby’s diet, drizzle the butternut squash with extra virgin olive oil before roasting. Olive oil is a healthy fat that is full of omega 3 and omega 6 that helps baby absorb vitamin D which is important for bone growth and strengthening.

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Get the recipe: Butternut Squash + Cilantro Baby Food Puree

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Ingredients 

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1/2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water, broth, breast milk or formula

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • Cut the butternut squash in half, deseed and place on baking sheet, skin side down.
  • Roast in oven for 35-45 minutes or until tender and can be pricked with a fork.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Scoop the flesh away from the skin and discard the skin. Transfer the flesh into a blender or food processor. Add the cilantro and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding liquid in 1/4 cup increments until you reach your desired consistency.

Notes

Age: from about 4 months and up
Yield: 25 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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Super Tip: If you are looking to add some extra healthy fat to baby’s diet, drizzle the butternut squash with extra virgin olive oil before roasting. Olive oil is a healthy fat that is full of omega 3 and omega 6 that helps baby absorb vitamin D which is important for bone growth and strengthening.
 

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