Mar 26, 2014

Carrot, Potato & Beetroot Puree for Babies - Baby Food Recipes / Puree for Babies


I have already share carrots and potato puree in my blog already. For a variation i added some beetroots in the puree as well. So it is more healthy and nutrition. Beetroots has not only the amazing colour, it is rich in anti-oxidants,folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin -A and many other properties. So it is good for your babies. 

I introduced beetroots to maha by making it as a puree. But she didn't like it. But i wanted to add beets to her diet. So i added it with the carrots and potato and made it as a puree. This way The carrots made the puree little sweeter and potatoes made it more creamier.

Things to remember:

1)Texture of the puree depends upon you, i would recommend you to make the puree smooth. 
2)Your baby wont empty the whole bowl all at once, start with few spoons then increase it gradually as days pass by.
3)In my opinion & experience potatoes wont cause any constipation in babies. But it may cause gas in some babies. Any how i wont feed this puree daily, i give it thrice a week.
4) I don't prefer freezing purees. I make it fresh everyday. But if you are busy or find difficult to get time, then freeze it in individual containers and thaw it overnight in fridge.
5)When choosing potatoes, get firm, white variety. And carrots and beets should be sweet and firm.

6)Potato, carrots and beets are less likely to have any allergenic reactions.
7)After having this puree, your babys poop will be red in colour. DOnt panic seeing that, it is because of the beets. 

How to introduce solid food to your baby:

Read this
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.
How to make Carrot, Beetroot & Potato Puree:

Choose a fresh, firm potato, beetroot and carrot. Wash them well. Peel them slightly. Cube them. Put them in water and wash them well till there is no starch. 
Now transfer them in a sauce pan, cover them with clean water. 
Place it on stove and bring it to boil. Cover it and simmer it. Cook for 12 to 15 mins till the veggies are completely cooked. 
Now drain the veggies to a bowl or a mixer. Reserve the cooking liquid. 
You can puree them in a blender or use a handblender. Use the reserved liquid to thin the puree if needed. 

Transfer this to a bowl and feed your baby with a spoon.

You need carrot, beet and potato

peel em

cube em

wash them

take them in a sauce pan

Cover them with a little water

Put them on stove

Bring it to a boil

cover and simmer

cook till veggies are tender

strain them veggies, reserve the cooking liquid

puree them

add the liquid to thin the puree


pour into sterlized bowls

feed your baby


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

generally its not good to wash the vegetables after cutting them....

durga kalyan said... Best Blogger Tips

can i give only beetroot puree to my 7 month old baby.

can u tell me how to make beetroot puree.


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@durga kalyanUse this recipe to make beet puree

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi ur recipies are too good. my son s 6.5 months old. Nw am giving carrot, banana and apple puree. am confused in introducin new foods.

whn can introduce new foods?
i dnt knw d schedule.

will u suggest me?

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Whch foods can be given at6mnth cumpltdbaby tell d schedule n foods to b given

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shahira said... Best Blogger Tips

Aftr hvin dis puree tdy first time my baby had thrice potty n it was maroonish
Isit ok n shud i feed tmw also
She strtd 7th mnth tdy

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shahira Beets makes baby poop colour diff. No issue in that. Dont give this daily. Give thrice a week.

shahira said... Best Blogger Tips

Since i gave ystrdy mrg n eve n tdy in aftrn only
I dint gv at ngt i gave rice
Tmw can i try sumthn diffrnt

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I jus read that beetroots should be steamed with skin and we should nt cut off the skin and boil it, since the nitrates in beets will enter into the water..also the reserved water of beets shudnt be used for smoothening the beetroot pls sisters browse oncemore to confirm my point..earlier i was making the same mistake too..nw i m nt..

shoba said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi...can i store this puree in frozen in ice cube trays and use for 1 week?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shobau can freeze, but i dont suggest giving frozen foods to babies