Lily's first taste of Apple Puree

Posted by Kristin on August 12, 2016

One of Lily’s favourite tastes in these early stages of weaning has been my apple puree (despite all the face pulling in this little pic collage!)

Ripe apples are lovely and sweet when cooked, and they are rich in non-soluble fibre, which is great for her little digestive system and ensuring her bowel movements are smooth.

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Lily is learning quickly to move her food to the back of her mouth now but hasn’t yet learned to chew so the consistency of her food should be soft and silky. To make the consistency runnier, I simply added a little dash of her usual milk, which will also ensure the taste is familiar.

I have been feeding her off a soft, shallow plastic spoon which is gentle on her little, teething gums.

 

Cooked Apple Puree

Ingredients:

4 ripe, organic apples

Method:

1. Peel, core and dice the apples

2. To steam, set over boiling water and cook for 3-5 mins or until tender. To boil, place in a pan and simmer, covered for about 5 minutes until soft. Cooking times will depend on the ripeness of the fruit

3. Blend the fruit to a puree using a little bit of breast of formula milk.

4. Spoon a little puree into your baby’s bowl and serve at body temperature.

5. Pour the remainder into an ice cube tray or small containers, cool and freeze.

 

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Good luck and enjoy every moment!

 

Shauna.x.