Carrot Puree – Healthy Little Foodies


Whether you wish to make Carrot Puree as a first food for your baby or as a bright and nutritious family side dish, this recipe and guide have you covered. 

Carrot Puree in Bowl

How to Make Carrot Puree

Carrot puree is very easy to make:

  1. Peel and cut carrots into evenly-sized pieces 
  2. Simmer in just enough water to cover the carrots 
  3. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid
  4. Transfer carrots to a blender/food processor, add 2-4 tbsp of the reserved liquid and blend until smooth

The 4 Process Steps to Making Carrot Puree in Collage

Carrot Puree for Babies

Carrot is a very versatile vegetable and is the perfect puree to mix with a range of other fruits, veggies and meats. Once your baby has enjoyed carrot puree by itself then why not try mixing it with:

Carrot Puree in Bowl with Spoon

Other Ways to Use Carrot Puree

Many parents serve purees to their babies but stop pureeing food once they get older, which is understandable as we want our babies to progress and get used to different food textures. 

However, purees can be a great way to add fruit or vegetables to a meal. Carrot puree can add colour, nutrition and flavour to many meals. Why not try: 

  • Serving it as a base for your meal or a colourful accompaniment. (Try topping it with chicken or pan-fried fish)
  • Mixing it with mashed potato
  • Adding it into baked goods like carrot cake or muffins
  • Stirring it through sauces (e.g pasta sauce) for a nutritional boost 

If serving it as a meal accompaniment try adding a knob of butter when you cook the carrots and then, once pureed, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. 

 Storage and Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigerate: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days.
  • Freeze: Spoon the puree into flexible ice-cube trays, or baby food containers, and freeze until solid.  (Freezing in ice cube trays allows you to defrost the small amounts when you need it). Once they’re fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place the frozen cubes into a freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Carrot Puree in Flexible Tray fro Freezing

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Carrot Puree in Bowl

Carrot Puree

A delicious first puree for babies or a vibrant and nutritious side dish.

Ingredients

  • 500g (1.1lb) Carrots trimmed, peeled and chopped into small equal sized pieces

Instructions

  • Place carrots in a medium saucepan, and cover with just enough water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer until the carrots are tender (around 20 mins).

  • Drain the carrots, reserving the liquid.

  • Place the carrots into a blender, or food processor, along with 2-4 tbsp of the reserved cooking liquid. Puree on high until very smooth, adding more liquid if required.

Recipe Notes

The amount of liquid you add really depends on the consistency you are looking for.  Why not try adding a pinch of cumin, ginger, curry powder or nutmeg to your puree to introduce spices to your baby.    If making as a family side dish then try cooking with some butter and after pureeing add salt, pepper and some lemon juice to taste.  You can freeze the leftover puree in an ice cube tray or small plastic containers. See post above for more information.  Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts

Carrot Puree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 26 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Sodium 43mg2%

Potassium 200mg6%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 10441IU209%

Vitamin C 4mg5%

Calcium 21mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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