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! :)
I roasted it about 30 minutes at 425 degrees with just a pinch of kosher salt.
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!
See that finger swoop in there? Yea I tried it and honestly, I could have eaten the whole batch myself!
As you can see, he still hasn’t mastered the hand to mouth thing. lol
I want it now! (at least that’s my interpretation)
I want to let him start playing more but oy vey! The mess!
He liked it straight up.
Make it Creamy.
I added about 1/4 cup of full fat greek yogurt
He finished the bowl right about the same time he got distracted by the ceiling fan.
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!