For the few months my daughter ate exclusively soft foods the food mill was my best friend. I often found myself taking the ingredients of what I was cooking for us and cranking it through the mill to make soft food she could easily gum and swallow. Roasted vegetables, rices, meats, noodles – you name it, it was turned into baby food without a second thought. One of my favorite things to make was Butternut Squash Puree. I love roasting butternut squash for our favorite fall soup (recipe to come soon). It was so easy to take a few big spoonfuls of the freshly roasted squash and churn it with some broth and cinnamon to make a delicious healthy meal for my infant. The smart people over at OXO Good Grips understand that using a food mill is a terrific way to make healthy soft foods for your children which is why it is an integral part of their brand spanking new OXO Tot line. Today I am giving you my recipe for Butternut Squash Baby Food and a chance to win your very own food mill along with some more great OXO Tot products including: 4 Piece Feeding Set (Bowl, Plate, Spoon, Fork), Sippy Cup with Handles, Baby Food Freezer Tray, Bottle Drying Rack and Bottle Brush with Nipple Cleaner and Stand. Keep reading to enter:
Butternut Squash Baby Food in the Food Mill
1 cup freshly roasted butternut squash (use the rest of the squash for your own soup)
1 – 2 teaspoons chicken or vegetable stock
Pinch of cinnamon or desired spice for enhanced flavor
1. Place all of these ingredients in the bowl of your food mill. Steadily turn the crank so that it purees. Repeat procedure to achieve desired softness. Feed to baby!
To Enter the Giveaway:
1) Leave a comment sharing your favorite homemade baby food ideas or recipes.
2) The contest runs from Monday October 11th through Monday October 18th at 11:59pm ET.
3) Winner will be picked by a panel of Babble Editors