I love making meals for my almost 9 month old. I get really excited when I find a particular recipe that he really enjoyed and I usually share it with my other mommy friends. Every other week I will share my favorite healthy recipe of the day with all of you as well.
Making your own baby food is easy, safe and fast! You can find links to all of my recipes in my “Mommy Tips” section of the website in the future as well.
This week’s recipe is: Baked Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash is delicious and nutritious plus it contains tons of Vitamin A and Folate, just want you want when feeding your baby a healthy diet!
1 peeled butternut squash (diced into small cubes)
1 small leek, chopped
(3/4 cup) Cheddar cheese (grated)
(1/4 cup) flour
(1 cup) half and half cream
a pinch of ground ginger
a pinch of ground black pepper
– Pre-heat the oven to 345 F and grease a baking dish
– Mix the cream, ginger and pepper in a bowl and put aside
– Cover the squash with the flour
– Put half of the squash in the baking dish and add the leeks and half of the cheese on top (first layer)
-Add the remaining squash and cheese on top (second layer)
-Pour the mixed cream, ginger and pepper on top of everything (final layer)
-Bake for about 45 minutes to one hour (after it is done let it stand for 5-10 minutes)
Now you can chop/blend it to achieve the desired texture and serve 🙂
What I love about this recipe is that it is super tasty and we can have it for dinner as well!
*Please Remember: Always check with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks.