I wanted to make a quick post on a baby food recipe for Quinoa & Butternut Squash Puree.
Quinoa has many health benefits including: high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. Butternut squash on the other hand is a good source of fiber, vitamin b6 and folate. Together is just a really healthy serving for your little tot.
The ingredients will be a lot for just one serving, so 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa and 1 butternut squash puree would yield a week’s worth of baby food for your tot. As mentioned in my old post on baby food, Baby’s First Foods, I use a hand held blender to puree the baby food.
2. Place halves face down in a pan or baking sheet and cover with an inch of water.
3. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes to 1 hour – be sure the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft then scoop squash “meat” out of the shell
4. Place squash “meat” into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing until chunky.
5. Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.