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Nutritious Vegetable Purees for Babies 5 Months Up
  Pea Puree
  Pumpkin, Leek and Pea Puree
  Apple, Sweet Potato & Broccoli Puree
  Vegetable Medley
  Sweet Potato and Spinach Puree
  Cheesy leek, Sweet potato & Cauliflower

Pumpkin, Leek and Pea Puree

Small slice of pumpkin or butternut squash, Handful of frozen peas, sliced leek, butter Vegetable or chicken stock (unsalted) or water

1. Cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces, deseeding it first. Slice the white part of the leek.

2. Warm a little butter in a pan, add the leek pieces and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add pumpkin pieces and pour over the stock. Bring to boil and simmer for another 5-6 minutes.

3. Add peas and cook for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. Blend to a puree using a sieve

5. You can also substitute parsnip, broccoli or potato and prepare in the same way to produce a tasty alternative.

6. Grate cheese or cottage cheese over it to include a little calcium

Pumpkin like carrot, as you can tell from its color, is rich in beta-carotene, calcium and potassium. To be sure you are selecting a good-quality pumpkin, choose one that is firm and heavy in weight.


There is no age restriction as such to when you can introduce certain foods. It all depends on your family history, when your baby was first introduced to solids and your doctor's advice, whichever applicable. The random tips on foods included in our recipe section, allergy causing or otherwise are basic and general in nature. For further clarifications please seek expert advice.
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