Since my son Maddax turned 6 months old, I have been pureéing anything and everything he is allowed to eat. It is one of the new mommy things I was most excited about when we got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to cook healthy whole food for my little sweetie. Now that fall is upon us, I decided I would pureé some pumpkin, not only for him, but for some treats for the family as well.
Before this, I had never cooked pumpkin, knew little to nothing about it, and found there was a lot of confusion in my mind as to what kind of pumpkin to get, how to make it or if it would even steam in my baby pureé food maker easily. After doing a little research and picking out a perfectly baby sized pumpkin at the store, I was ready to go.
I have read that all types of pumpkin are edible, but purchased a pie pumpkin, mostly because it sounded good to me…it is also supposed to be the sweetest and smoothest when pureed, which I thought Maddax would enjoy a little better since we are trying new things.
I simply cut the pumpkin in half (my goodness those things are tough), scooped out all the seeds and pulp (here is a great pumpkin seed recipe if you’re into that sort of thing) and put it in my Beaba Babycook Food Maker which I LOVE! After a few short minutes, and a little blending I had two storage trays full of fresh pumpkin for baby boy and me to enjoy.
Maddax has loved eating his pumpkin mixed with other veggies and fruits, or mixed with his cereal in the morning and I have found a few yummy ways to eat some of it myself. :)1 Comment