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Creamy Carrot Ginger Puree {Homemade Baby Food in a Pouch}

It’s hard to believe that this photo was from a whole year ago, last night:

Gabriel is tired

Our Gabe is truly overflowing with joy, with more smiles that you can imagine every single day.

Just yesterday he climbed right into the lap of a stranger at Bible study and snuggled into her shoulder for 5 minutes, ready to fall asleep, then when we took a break and he was roused from his cuddle, he didn’t complain but smiled at everyone passing by on their way to the biscotti.

Happy birthday, little guy.

The year has truly flown, and I have to admit that for a foodie who likes to cook, this recipe today is the first recipe that I’ve made especially for my baby eater (other than baking a sweet potato).

Perhaps it’s because I recoil at the idea of being a short order cook. Or just that with four kids, ain’t nobody got time to make special homemade baby food purees anymore like I did with number one.

It turns out Gabe is a huge fan of the reusable food pouches we have from Squooshi, so I’m glad they sponsored this post and gave me an excuse to do something special for him!

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“Food in a Pouch” Recipe

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

It turns out that making recipes for food pouches isn’t really all that hard, and it didn’t take much time at all (especially if you don’t have to take photos of every step for your blog readers!).

Debra of Worth Cooking shared the idea with me to blend steamed carrots with yogurt, ginger, and a little salt. Here’s how it turned out:

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch
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And here’s why it’s better to put it in a Squooshi, even though bowls are easier to wash:

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

So proud of himself for getting his fingers into the bowl, the little photo shoot bomber…

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

Creamy Carrot Ginger Puree

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Puree {Homemade Baby Food in a Pouch}

  • Author: Katie Kimball
  • Category: side dish

Description

Easy homemade baby food packed with nutrition. Little ones will love it!


Ingredients

Scale


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Instructions

  1. Steam carrots 5-10 minutes until soft. (Timing will vary based on how thick you slice them; try to keep even sizing.)
  2. Cool 5 minutes or so.
  3. Start with the low end of the ginger and salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase). Blend all ingredients together. Use a blender to be very creamy and smooth or an immersion blender for quick and easy (but not as smooth).
  4. Taste and adjust ginger and salt if necessary.
  5. Why butter? The saturated fat is not only sooooo good for baby’s developing brain but also allows our bodies to assimilate the vitamins in the carrots. Without fat, the carrots aren’t nearly as helpful! I add butter as often as I can to baby food. 🙂

Notes

Dairy-free? Use coconut milk and coconut oil. Feel free to use breastmilk instead of yogurt either way.

I choose organic ingredients for my babies, because I feel like every chemical has a greater effect on their tiny bodies.

Freezes fine.

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Carrot Yogurt Recipe for Refillable Pouched

Now I have all sorts of ideas for other food pouch baby food recipes that I could make following similar proportions:

  • Sweet potato/coconut milk/nutmeg
  • Cauliflower/yogurt/Herbs de Provence
  • Spinach/sour cream/garlic
  • Beet/coconut milk/dill
  • Turnip/yogurt/smoked paprika

Of course, add plenty of butter (or coconut oil) to each of them! The process is simple:

1. Steam Vegetable

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

2. Puree with Something Creamy + a Flavor

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

3. Fill Pouch

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

Homemade Carrot Baby Food - super simple and packed with nutrition because of one ingredient

Easy Filling Station

Squooshi recently came out with a new product to make it easier to fill pouches and sent me one to review.

It’s pretty cool and can fill 6 of the large 4.5-ounce Squooshis at a time:

Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree for a Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch

I made my puree in the blender, but you could use an immersion blender and whiz it up right in the filling station container (bonus! Fewer dishes!!). It’s quite easy to fill, but it does take some time because physics only allows so much puree to move through a hole 1/2 centimeter in diameter.

I can see assigning this job to a child, as long as they hold the pouch spout. The only messy risk is that the pouch could pop off and you lose a little puree onto the counter. With this very thick puree, not much came out when that happened to me, but I can see it being a problem if you’re working with a thin smoothie or something. I really like how you can see the puree coming through the spout so you know it’s working.

I generally resist having an entire item for a single use, but I will start storing my Squooshi pouches inside the fill station now, since my current basket in the drawer wasn’t the best system anyway.

Did you know Squooshis come with a full year replacement guarantee if they aren’t durable enough for your household use? We’ve had a set for at least 3 years now, and we have yet to have a single problem of any kind. We generally freeze smoothie in them for backups in a school lunch when we’re out of homemade yogurt.

If you are in the market to grab some, be sure to use the code KS10%OFF for 10% off HERE – and I see the filling station itself is $10 off already at the time of this post!

I’d love to hear how you’d fill your Squooshi reusable food pouches —

Can you think of other veggie/creamy/herb combos for me to try?

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Creamy Ginger Carrot Puree Recipe
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2 thoughts on “Creamy Carrot Ginger Puree {Homemade Baby Food in a Pouch}”

  1. I love that you are adding flavor to your baby food instead of teaching your baby to eat only bland foods and/or teaching him that vegetables taste boring!

    You might consider adding cooked lentils or beans to your baby food for more protein and iron. Lentils with a yellow vegetable (and plenty of fat!) is a combination that really makes me feel great. My current toddler has not been a fan of purees, but when her big brother was little, one of his favorite foods was black beans mashed with marinara sauce.

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