When it comes to making a great tasting baby food puree consider balancing out the bitterness or blandness of one fruit or vegetable with the sweetness of another. There is such a wide variety of naturally sweet fruits and vegetables to work with. GoFreshBaby reusable baby food pouch is a great way to combine many different fruits and veggies into an easy to squeeze treat. Here are some basic tips for a great tasting blend that your little ones are sure to love.
Try naturally sweet vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots as an addition to those bitter green vegetables like spinach and kale that pack loads of vitamins. Our go-to flavor sweeteners in our home are sweet potatoes, bananas, apples and carrots. We find that just a little goes a long way to a sweeter puree treat!
Fruits are another great way to sweeten up homemade baby food. Apples and pears work great when steamed and you can always add some banana or mango when ripe. It’s a great way to expand your little one’s food variety and get them the vitamins and minerals they need at the same time.
In most cases, there’s really no need to use sweeteners like honey or coconut milk when a fresh ripe banana or sweet potato will do. We find that citrus fruit is a bit harsh on our little one’s tummy so we either steer clear of them or combine them with a starch.
Lastly, rice cereal and oatmeal for babies is a great way to add depth, calories and flavor to your purees. Simply add a bit to your puree mixture and thin with fresh water to desired consistency. Once finished fill your delicious naturally sweetened puree into our GoFreshBaby reusable baby food pouch and let your little one enjoy!
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