Adventures in Baby Food Making: Creamy Pumpkin

Pumpkins ROCK! Heck, all winter squashes do, and all of them make great baby food.

According to NutritionData.com, pumpkins are:

a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

That’s a lot of good stuff for baby and you!

See how I prepared and fed creamy pumpkin to Little Bean is out latest Baby Food Adventure….

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  • Roast the Pumpkin 1 of 12
    Roast the Pumpkin
    You can roast it whole but I have a friend who peels and cuts her pumpkin in cubes and she shared with me! :)
  • Done Roasting 2 of 12
    Done Roasting
    I roasted it about 30 minutes at 425 degrees with just a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Spice it Up! 3 of 12
    Spice it Up!
    Put the cooked cubes in the blender/food processor and add some pumpkin pie spice. Don't forget babies like things to taste good too!
  • Puree 4 of 12
    Puree
    See that finger swoop in there? Yea I tried it and honestly, I could have eaten the whole batch myself!
  • Baby Appetizer 5 of 12
    Baby Appetizer
    As you can see, he still hasn't mastered the hand to mouth thing. lol
  • FOOD! 6 of 12
    FOOD!
    I want it now! (at least that's my interpretation)
  • Something New 7 of 12
    Something New
    I want to let him start playing more but oy vey! The mess!
  • Ohhh Interesting! 8 of 12
    Ohhh Interesting!
    He liked it straight up.
  • Make it Creamy 9 of 12
    Make it Creamy
    I added about 1/4 cup of full fat greek yogurt
  • Not Bad Mommy! 10 of 12
    Not Bad Mommy!
    I love that messy face!
  • All done! 11 of 12
    All done!
    He finished the bowl right about the same time he got distracted by the ceiling fan.
  • Hours of Enjoyment 12 of 12
    Hours of Enjoyment
    Even when not spinning.
    As for the pumpkin, I saved the rest in a glad container and have been mixing it into his lunch and dinners. It makes a great addition and adds wonderful flavor to pureed chicken, pork or beef!

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