It has been suggested that vegetables should be introduced into a baby’s diet before fruit. The hypothesis is that the introduction of vegetables before fruit may prevent a preference for the sweeter, milder taste of fruit.
Sweet Potato (also known as Kumara), Pumpkin (Paukena) and Carrot (Karoti) make mild, smooth, and slightly sweet cooked vegetable purees. Cooked pureed Parsnip is another sweet vegetable that your baby may enjoy – especially when combined with pureed cooked Carrot. Silverbeet has an earthy flavour, perfect to mix in small amounts with a combination of the Pumpkin and Sweet Potato to a delicious pureed consistency.
Cooked pureed Apple provides a mild flavour and a good source of fibre for a developing digestive system. A mixture of cooked pureed Apple and Blueberry is a fabulous way to expand your baby’s fruit horizons. Blueberries are NOT part of the ‘berry’ family so are not allergenic like Strawberries and Raspberries.
Once your baby has tried several individual fruit and vegetables you can begin blending them together.
Our favourites are:
- Apple and Blueberry
- Carrot and Sweet Potato
- Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Silverbeet
The GreenMonkey™ pouches ensure your baby is getting really healthy organic produce without the hassle of you making it all yourself.