Peaches are sweet. Blueberries are tart. Believe it or not, they are a baby food match made in heaven. Let us take a look at different baby food recipes you can use to introduce your baby to this wonderful combination.
Remember, always consult with your pediatrician before introducing your baby to new foods and recipes.
Peach and blueberry baby puree
Peaches and blueberries can be combined on their own to make a quick and delicious baby meal.
2 ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and diced) 1 cup blueberries
Combine peaches and blueberries in a pan on low heat. Leave to simmer for 8 - 10 minutes or until fruit is soft and tender. Add to the blender (or puree appliance of choice) and blend until your baby's preferred consistency is reached. (Optional) Add water 1 teaspoon at a time to thin the mixture if needed.
Bonus Tip: Use white peaches instead of the regular orange/yellow varied for a varied flavor.
Peach, blueberry and cantaloupe baby mash
A quick and easy recipe to prepare baby's meal using fresh ingredients. No cooking required.
1/2 cup ripe juicy peach (peeled, pitted and diced) 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup cantaloupe (peeled and sliced)
Add blueberries to blender and puree until relatively smooth consistency. Add peach and cantaloupe to blueberry and mash with a potato masher until soft and chunky. Serve to your baby as is.
Bonus Tip: This recipe can be pureed if your baby does not like chunky baby foods.
Peach, blueberry baby custard
Don't be put off by the name "baby custard", adults find this recipe delicious too. A lovely and refreshing dessert in the warmer months.
1 small ripe peach (peeled, pitted and diced) 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (mashed) 2 beaten egg yolks 1 cup breast milk, milk or formula 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence prepared infant rice cereal
Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl combine egg yolk, milk and vanilla essence and mix together. Place blueberries into the bottom of a small dish, pour egg mixture over blueberries. Place oven dish into a baking pan and pour water into the pan. Water should cover roughly half of the oven dish. Carefully place baking pan in the oven and cook for 30 minutes, until set. Remove from oven and leave to cool before storing in the refrigerator. Serve to your baby chilled.
Peach and blueberry pork
A great way to sneak meat into your baby's diet. The natural sweetness of the peach compliments pork perfectly.
1 ripe juicy peach (peeled, pitted and diced) 1/4 cup blueberries 4 oz pork loin (cut into cubes) 1/2 cup chicken stock (low sodium or homemade)
Combine pork and chicken stock in a small saucepan and leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Add peach and blueberries and simmer for a further 5 - 10 minutes or until the pork is cooked right through and the peach is soft and tender. Puree or Mash all ingredients together.
Bonus tip: This recipe compliments mashed potatoes or rice.
Peach and Blueberry Couscous
If your baby is a fan of foods with texture then couscous is a great source of protein and mixes perfectly with peach and blueberry.
1 small peach (peeled, pitted and diced) 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup uncooked couscous (whole wheat) Apple juice (unsweetened) 1/2 cup natural yogurt
Combine blueberries and peach in a saucepan, cover completely with water and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the saucepan while reserving the water. Prepare the couscous according to the directions on the package. Use the water you have set aside instead of fresh water and top up with apple juice if needed. Combine cooked couscous with the blueberries, peach and yogurt and place in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
Peach and blueberry cottage cheese sauce.
Peach and blueberries and cheese. Not a mixture that springs to mind when trying to decide what to feed your baby. While it may be an unusual combination of flavors, many babies love this recipe.
1 small ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and diced) 1/3 cup blueberries 1 cup cottage cheese
Place blueberries in bowl and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add peaches and blueberries to blender and puree until smooth. Pour over cottage cheese. If needed, mash the cottage cheese to a texture or size that your baby will be able to eat.
Peach and blueberry tofu baby mash.
A quick and easy to prepare that is both nutritious and healthy.
1/2 ripe peach (peeled, pitted, sliced) 1/2 cup ripe blueberries 1/2 packet of tofu (optional) apple juice (unsweetened)
Add apple juice to thin if needed but don't go overboard or you risk ruining the flavor. Serve to baby as is.
Peach and blueberry quinoa.
A tasty and nutritious way to introduce your baby to the oddity that is quinoa.
1/2 ripe peach (peeled, pitted, sliced) 1/2 cup ripe blueberries 1 cup cooked quinoa
Prepare quinoa as per packages directions. Add blueberries and peach to a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Mash the fruit with a fork and stir into the cooked quinoa. Serve warm.
Peach and Blueberry Baby Oatmeal
Prepare this tasty meal the night before and your baby will have breakfast waiting for him the moment he wakes up. Freezes for up to 2 months.
2 small peaches (peeled, pitted, sliced) 2 cups blueberries 3 cups steel cut oats 8 cups of breast milk (or formula or just milk) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)1 tablespoon cinnamon
For smaller chunks of fruit, place peaches and blueberries into a food processor and pulse until your babies preferred chunkiness is reached. (skip this step if your baby loves chunky baby food) Brush a crockpot with olive oil and combine all ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove oatmeal mix and puree to desired consistency, adding in extra breast milk until your babies preferred consistency is reached. Serve warm.
Adapted from this recipe.
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