Beetroot, carrot and pear puree

I love the combination of fruit and vegetables in salads so I thought I’d give it a go with my little man, Cooper. I figured a beetroot puree might not go down so well on its own and there’d be more luck if it was combined with his favourite pear and carrot purees. I was right…it worked a treat.

As Copper has a number of allergies I always introduce new foods in the smallest of portions and build up each day to see if there’s a reaction. Beetroots are a great vegetable to introduce to the diet. They have a unique group of antioxidants known as betacyanins. These pigments give beetroots their strong colour (note never make this wearing white!) and are the source of their medicinal benefits: supporting the liver, strengthening the heart, improving circulation and purifying the blood. Plus it’s highly anti-inflammatory.

For the first few months I peel the fruit and vegetables and then after a while I just keep the skins on where most of the nutritional value is.






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Fruit and vegetable puree

Beetroot, carrot and pear puree

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Servings

2 - 3 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 beetroot pealed and chopped
  • 2 carrots pealed and chopped
  • 3 pears pealed and chopped

Instructions

  1. Chop the vegetables and steam for about 12 – 15 minutes until the vegetables in particular become soft
  2. Puree or chop to the desired consistency

Recipe Notes

Suitable from 7 months

Allergy information: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free.

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