Carrots are a great first food for baby. Naturally sweet and full of flavor, you can steam or boil them to make them soft enough for baby to manage. Serve the cooked carrot either as long batons – for finger food – or blend with some water into a carrot puree. Either way it’s easy and healthy first baby meal.
Servings 1 bowl
- 1 Carrot
- Water or baby's milk (formula or expressed breast milk)
Peel and chop the carrots into long baton that are thick enough for baby to grasp.
Steam or boil all the pieces for 10 minutes, until soft.
If you wish to keep them as finger food then you can serve the batons as they are. Or you can set a few steamed carrot batons to one side to serve with the puree (optional).
Place the rest of the carrot pieces in a blender. Add a little water and blend into a thick puree.
If you need to, add more water until you get your desired consistency for the puree. If you prefer you can add baby milk instead of water to make the carrot puree creamy too. Serve while fresh.