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Sweet Potato Apple Broccoli Puree For Baby Stage 2 (6 month +)

Sweet potato, apple and broccoli baby puree perfect as stage 2 baby food recipe suitable for babies 6 months and up (if the baby is not allergic to any ingredients).

Sweet potato apple broccoli puree as baby food stage 2 for 6 months +.

Apple Sweet Potato and Broccoli Puree For Babies

This healthy homemade stage two baby food puree comes together in just minutes, is packed with vitamins, and masks perfectly the bitter taste of broccoli due to sweetness of apple and sweet potato. Serve it to babies 6 months an up or toddlers.

Cauliflower or broccoli (cruciferous veggies) may be a bit difficult for a young baby to digest and can cause gas. They are best given to babies between 7-10 months old, but you could try to introduce them earlier if your baby has no digestive issues).

Puree Ingredients

  • sweet potatoes – use fresh or frozen, (steam or bake until tender).
  • apple – steamed (use pear if you need help with constipation).
  • broccoli – use fresh or frozen (steam or bake).

Best ratio: 40% sweet potatoes, 30% apples and 30% broccoli.

Sweet potato broccoli apple pear for baby food.

How To Make Broccoli Apple & Sweet Potato Puree

  1. Cut ingredients into smaller pieces (cubes) to cook faster.
  2. If steaming, place sweet potatoes and apples first and steam for 15 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets and steam for another 5-6 minutes. This short amount of time should still keep the broccoli’s vibrant green color intact.
Steaming broccoli, sweet potato and apple for baby food.

Tip: Keep The Broccoli Green

Broccoli needs to keep it’s green vibrant color, you don’t want to overcook it. Once it turns bland and less green that’s a sign that vitamins like C and B have leached into the water and the broccoli lost most if it’s nutrition.

Steamed sweet potato broccoli apple for baby.

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3. Check the vegetables with a fork. If tender enough, transfer them into a food processor or baby blender and puree to desired consistency.

4. Add some steaming water (some vitamins leached into the water) little by little if you need a smooth, soup like consistency (best for younger babies 6 months and up). Usually the ratio is 50% veggies and 50% water.

How to make sweet potato puree with apple and broccoli for baby, process shots.

For babies 8-9 months you can serve chunkier puree and you don’t really need much water to make the baby food puree.

Sweet potato puree with broccoli and apple as baby food, comparison texture 6 moths and 8-9 months.

Tips For Preserving More Nutrients

Keep the peel on apples and pears. Fibre and many key nutrients are found in or just under the peel, so leave the peel on whenever possible. Sweet potatoes on the other hand should be peeled as the fiber might be too harsh for babies.

Sweet potato baby puree with apple and broccoli, steamed and blended into a smooth puree for babies 6 months + including toddlers, picture for Pinterest.
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How To Store

  • Store leftovers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Freeze up to 3 months in an airtight container (use a silicone ice tray with a lid, to keep divided portions).
  • Thaw / reheat – just pop the divided portion of the freezer and place in the fridge overnight to thaw. To reheat to a warmer temperature use the stove (low heat for 10-15 minutes).

More Baby Food Stage 2 Recipes

sweet potato apple broccoli puree baby food recipe.

Sweet Potato Apple Broccoli Puree For Baby Stage 2 (6 month +)

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Sweet potatoapple and broccoli baby puree perfect as stage 2 baby food recipe. This healthy homemade stage two baby food puree comes together in just minutes, is packed with vitamins, and masks perfectly the bitter taste of broccoli due to sweetness of apple and sweet potato. Serve it to babies 6 months an up or toddlers.
DIETS: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 8 servings
Calories 11.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 of medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 of large apple
  • 4-5 broccoli florets

Instructions
 

  • Cut ingredients into smaller pieces (cubes) to cook faster.
    If steaming, place sweet potatoes and apples first and steam for 15 minutes. Then add the broccoli florets and steam for another 5-6 minutes. This short amount of time should still keep the broccoli’s vibrant green color intact.
  • Check the vegetables with a fork. If tender enough, transfer them into a food processor or baby blender and puree to desired consistency.

For a smoother puree (babies from 6 months+)

  • Add some steaming water (some vitamins leached into the water) little by little if you need a smooth, soup like consistency (best for younger babies 6 months and up).
    Usually the ratio is 50% veggies and 50% water.

Notes

Tips For Preserving More Nutrients

 
  1. Keep the peel on apples and pears. Fibre and many key nutrients are found in or just under the peel, so leave the peel on whenever possible. Sweet potatoes on the other hand should be peeled as the fiber might be too harsh for babies.
  2. Broccoli needs to keep it’s green vibrant color, you don’t want to overcook it. Once it turns bland and less green that’s a sign that vitamins like C and B have leached into the water and the broccoli lost most if it’s nutrition.

 

How To Store

  • Store leftovers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Freeze up to 3 months in an airtight container (use a silicone ice tray with a lid, to keep divided portions).
  • Thaw / reheat – just pop the divided portion of the freezer and place in the fridge overnight to thaw. To reheat to a warmer temperature use the stove (low heat for 10-15 minutes).

Nutrition

Serving: 4TBSPCalories: 11.5kcalCarbohydrates: 2.7gProtein: 0.3gSodium: 5.2mgPotassium: 58.6mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1.1gVitamin A: 11.2IUVitamin C: 9.2mgCalcium: 0.5mgIron: 0.7mg
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