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Small white cutting board with ingredients spread around it and a small bowl of baby food puree.

Get the recipe: Butternut Squash, Cherries and Flax Seeds Baby Puree

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This homemade Stage 2 puree comes together in just minutes, is packed with vitamins, and is the perfect healthy recipe for babies aged 6 months and up.


  • 1/2 butternut squash peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cherries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2-1 tsp flax seeds


  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Place the butternut squash in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the cherries and steam for an additional 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  • Add the butternut squash, cherries and flax seeds to blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until you have reached your desired consistency, adding in 1/4 cup of reserved steamer water if needed.


Age: 6+ months
Yield: makes roughly 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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