So, I won't say this is her favorite. I will say she consistently eats it. And these days, that is saying something.
Why pumpkin? Pumpkin is a great super food. It is high in fiber, low in fat, and 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree has 3 grams of protein. And it's packed with beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is great for the eyes.
And because I had a whole bunch of canned puree leftover from some recent cookie baking. Sometimes reality is a little less sexy....
Pumpkin Berry Patch Puree
[1/2] cup mixed berries
[1/4] cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
dash of ground nutmeg
1. Combine all ingredients in the blender and puree until you reach your desired consistency. It makes approximately 1 - 1[1/2] cups.
2. Store in the fridge in a covered container for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Beyond the PureeThis puree has a nice sweet taste to it. It would be great swirled in yogurt.
Combine this with some cream cheese and spread on a half tortilla. Fold it over and cook it in a dry frying pan to make a sweet, dessert quesadilla. Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side and 1-2 minutes after you flip it.
Does your baby have any favorites or strong likes/dislikes? How can you tell?