Feed the Babe: Zucchini

A couple weeks ago, I noticed a great sale on zucchini. So I thought I would buy 1.

Scratch that.

It was such a great deal, I decided to buy quite a few.

Hey, when there’s a great sale, that’s the perfect time to stockpile! With the help of a small child, wash your zucchini (or peel them) and cut out any spots. Cut off the ends and chop into small chunks.

Put a little water into a large pot and dump in the zucchini. Cook on high for 15-20 minutes or until you can easily pierce the zucchini with a fork.

Here’s what mine looked like after cooking.

After it’s cooked, dump the zucchini in a food processor or blender (I used a blender…same one pictured in my Spinach Smoothies recipe) and blend until you reach a good consistency. Divide into containers and either refrigerate or freeze until your baby is ready to eat!

Nom, nom, nom…I know you’re just starving now, right? My little man likes it – especially when it’s combined with sweet potatoes!

Making your own baby food does take time, but at this point it’s worth it for me. Healthy + cheap = score!

 

p.s. I used a lot of the zucchini for baby food, but the rest I grated, put into bags, and deposited into the freezer. Lemon-Zucchini Bread, anyone?

2 comments

  1. Jelli says:

    My baby LOVES zucchini. She’s eaten more zucchini in the past 2 months of solid food eating than anything else. I cook it the way you’ve described and then put it through the manual baby food mill (that I happen to love.) Yay for babies eating veggies!

  2. Christa says:

    so funny! I love that he loves zucchini! I’m trying to get him started eating healthy stuff so it will be easier once he gets older!

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