Skip the jars and try this homemade Zucchini Baby Puree. You’ll love knowing exactly what’s in it and your baby will love the sweet fresh taste!
Zucchini Baby Puree
Turning Zucchini into Baby Food
Zucchinis are amazing! They are full of antioxidants and fiber which are both so helpful for a healthy baby belly.
It’s not the most common jar of baby food on the store shelf, but once you make this recipe, it’s going to be your baby’s new favorite meal!
Homemade VS Store Bought Purees
Is it worth it to make your own baby food? It’s really much easier than you think! Start with some fresh ingredients like zucchini, process until soft, and blend until smooth. It’s as simple as that.
Buying jars of puree is so convenient and stress-free, but nothing beats knowing exactly what’s in your baby’s food.
Instead of a one-size-fits-all meal, this zucchini baby puree will provide the perfect thickness, flavor, and texture for your unique baby.
How to Make Zucchini Baby Food
Zucchini Baby Food
- 1 cup 1 medium size peeled and cubed zucchini
- Peel and dice a zucchini.
- In a saucepan, add some water and steam the zucchini until tender (5 minutes). For steaming I like to use OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Steamer.
- Once the zucchini is tender, blend them until desire texture. No need to add water.
Best Zucchini Baby Puree Combinations
All kinds of squash pair with other foods so well and zucchini is no exception! It has a nice subtle flavor that can be paired with sweet, savory, and every flavor in between.
For an extra smooth beginner bite, mix together zucchini puree with apple, sweet potato, or carrots.
Or if your baby is an expert eater, you can’t go wrong with zucchini, brown rice, and pureed chicken or turkey.
Add your favorite fruits or vegetables and see what your baby likes the best!
Storing Zucchini Baby Puree
Zucchini is one of those purees that stores so well! It doesn’t brown as easily as other purees and always comes out so fresh.
The best way to store zucchini baby puree is in airtight containers in the fridge or freezer. In the fridge, the purees should last about 3-4 days.
If you want to save yourself some time and stress, store the puree in pre-portioned containers. You won’t have to worry about any bacteria entering your zucchini, and it’s so convenient to have everything ready in a little container.
Your baby’s little belly may not be able to eat all the food in 3-4 days so freezing is always a good option. Zucchini puree comes out just as fresh when freezing as it does in the fridge!
Place the puree in ice cube trays or some baby food trays and transfer them into freezer-safe bags when they are all frozen. Make sure you label them with the type and date so you can keep track of them!
When you are ready to thaw, move the cubes to an airtight container in the fridge for about a day until it turns back into a delicious puree.
If you don’t like the tray method, try out some baby food containers that are perfect for portioning out your baby food. They are also great for thawing quickly because you can set the whole thing right in some cool water.
Make sure to check out all our homemade baby food recipes.