White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree
This White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree is a great basic starter fish recipe for baby and takes just 20 minutes to make. Fish is such an amazing puree for babies and should definitely be on the weekly recipe rotation! It’s so easy to make into a healthy, homemade puree loaded with omega-3’s and essential nutrients. Great for 6+ months and up!
White Fish + Carrots and Leek Baby Food Puree
It took me awhile to figure out that this was the first ever fish puree that I have made for this blog 🤦♀️ which is a shame because fish is such an amazing puree for babies and an item that should be on a weekly baby food puree rotation.
Let’s first talk about why fish is sssoooooooo amazing for your little one, not only is it filled with omega-3 fatty acids which are essential nutrients that help boost development of baby’s brain and nervous system but fish is also rich in protein that will help baby grow big and strong. I get really hyped about all food but hands down fish is one thing that you should be feeding to your baby and toddler. No joking when I say that fish can (I’m using bullet points here because I’m serious) –
- increase mental focus
- improve vision
- boost mood
- enhance immunity
- prevent eczema
- boost brain functions
- increase IQ
- foster better concentration
- improve sleeping
- help fight cancer and heart disease
- treat ADHD
- ease hyperactivity
- increase emotional stability
The key to helping baby (and toddler) like fish is to start with a mild white fish that doesn’t have an overpowering smell.
I personally love tilapia but sea bass, cod and halibut are also great to use. Once baby starts to build up their taste for fish, you can start to introduce them to salmon, muhi-muhi or tuna. All fish can be made into a baby food puree but broiling, poaching or baking and then blending with a little water or stock. Add to your favorite vegetable puree for a well balance meal.
This puree is my gold medal winner!
A puree that is creamy and mild and made with bright carrots, smooth leeks and a flaky white fish – all gently steamed together and then blended for a puree that baby will probably first sniff at with a questioning look and then devour in no time at all.
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Get the recipe: White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree
- 6- ounce fish fillet
- 3 carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 leek white and green parts only, chopped
- 1/2 cup water reserved, breast milk or formula
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the fish, carrots and leek into a steamer basket and steam for 15 minutes, covered. Let cool slightly.
- Transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, adding 1/4 cup of liquid at a time, until you have reached your desired consistency.
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10 Comments on “White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree”
First please let me say a huge thank you for this website. It’s awesome and I don’t know how I would have survived baby food making without it. My 11 month old son Canaan has a great appetite and loved this puree when it was fresh. However, I just wanted to let you know that I have given him it previously frozen twice now and both times he’s vomited a few hours later. First time I thought it could be a coincidence or motion sickness since we were on a long car ride, but I tried it today with the same results 🙁 not sure what the reason is but just thought you might want to know. It’s been frozen for about 6 weeks.
Once again, thanks. .. LOVE LOVE LOVE your site! (Daycare teachers always comment on how delicious Canaan’s food smells! )
That is so strange, we haven’t had any incidents like that over here when baby P and Ellie ate the puree. Has Canaan had any other fish before? Was your fish frozen first?
So glad Canaan likes all his food!!!
I used fresh Tilapia and then froze it once cooked and pureed. He’s never had any other fish before, so think I’ll wait a few more months before trying any other seafood. Weird!
Yea, maybe it’s a fish thing. Ellie didn’t react well to chicken at first and then at about 11 months was completely fine with it! Let me know how he does when you re-introduce it to him:)
Absolutely love your website and attitude regarding your children’s food! I agree we should give our little ones the chance to experience all of the flavors and textures our food has to offer. I made this puree with fresh Oregon halibut and baby Z loves it! I’m looking forward to trying many more recipes from your site. Thank you for your wonderful concoctions!
So glad you found me!!! And SO glad that Z loves this puree!! It is such a good one!! I have many more purees with fish coming up:)
what fish would you recommend for babies? We stopped eating tilapia ever since we found out how bad farm raised tilapia can be!
Yes, tilapia is hit or miss. I love it so when Whole Foods carries it, I tend to get it. But you can use cod, bass, or grouper or any other mild white fish in this recipe.
hello Michele! I write from Italy .. great compliments for your blog is full of tips and valuable ideas .. I share your thought of offering our children healthy and homemade food, in fact for my child I prepare all puree of seasonal vegetables and fruit combined with carbohydrates (cereals toasted by me like millet, amaranth or buckwheat) and proteins (meat, fish, eggs and legumes). Here in Italy we are lucky to have a perfect Mediterranean diet, do you even have Italian origins? On amazon I found your book "little foodie" I’d like to buy it but it frightens me that it’s all in English (I’m writing to you with google translation😅)!
I like to go crazy that for your recipes you use spices and aromatic herbs, Christian is seven months old and thanks to you I discovered that he loves cinnamon !! I see you have not posted so many recipes with proteins, do you have any suggestions on combinations for meat, fish and vegetables as lentils, peas, chickpeas and beans ?
Thanks thanks thanks
hello there…. canyou please send me a copy of your recipe this is for my baby .thanks