Creamy Pumpkin For Baby

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Baby Food: Creamy Pumpkin

Pumpkins ROCK! Heck, all winter squashes do, and all of them make great baby food.

According to NutritionData.com, pumpkins are:

a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

That’s a lot of good stuff for baby and you!

See how I prepared and fed creamy pumpkin to Little Bean is our latest Baby Food Adventure….

Roast the Pumpkin
You can roast it whole but I have a friend who peels and cuts her pumpkin in cubes and she shared with me! :)

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Done Roasting
I roasted it about 30 minutes at 425 degrees with just a pinch of kosher salt.

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Spice it Up!
Put the cooked cubes in the blender/food processor and add some pumpkin pie spice. Don’t forget babies like things to taste good too!

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Puree.
See that finger swoop in there? Yea I tried it and honestly, I could have eaten the whole batch myself!

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Baby Appetizer.
As you can see, he still hasn’t mastered the hand to mouth thing. lol

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FOOD!
I want it now! (at least that’s my interpretation)

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Something New
I want to let him start playing more but oy vey! The mess!

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Ohhh Interesting!
He liked it straight up.

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Make it Creamy.
I added about 1/4 cup of full fat greek yogurt

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All done!
He finished the bowl right about the same time he got distracted by the ceiling fan.

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Hours of Enjoyment!
Even when not spinning.
As for the pumpkin, I saved the rest in a glad container and have been mixing it into his lunch and dinners. It makes a great addition and adds wonderful flavor to pureed chicken, pork or beef!

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