Pumpkin or squash is one of the best first baby foods as it is easy to prepare and contains Vitamin A for your little ones eyesight. It is abundant in tropical areas and also grows all year long. You can choose a lot of variety with its flesh colored from deepest orange to yellow. It tastes differ also from bland to sweet and savory. It is not just for Thanksgiving or during Halloween but can be cooked in a variety of dishes- maybe also soup or stew. The good thing is it does not change the taste so much but the needed nutrients you will get will be just right.
Sweet corn on one hand reminds us of summer and those barbecue parties and endless sun. It grows in “ears” and covered by husk. Sweet corn or maize is a staple in Latin America. It has huge cultural significance in celebrations. It does not just come in color yellow, but there are varieties that come in pink, purple, black and even red! There are now agricultural and technological innovation to make it available all year-round, but it remains to be cheapest during summer.
Combine the two and you got a winner combo!
Ingredient Selection Tips
- Choose the locally grown pumpkin and sweet corn. It is surely cheaper and be assured of its source. Make sure it is organic!
- For this mixture, we suggest getting the butternut pumpkin and a cup of fresh sweet yellow corn. When making puree, it is also best to mix it with the same color to avoid a weird combination. In this case, we tried mixing the sweet corn to make a yellow to bright orange mixture of goodness.
- Choose corn that is not exposed to too much direct heat. It will make its kernel dry and also can cause contamination. Make sure that the husks are firm and fresh and not wilted. And when you open the husk, make sure the kernels are firm and arranged firmly in rows.
|Preparation Time||15 minutes|
|Total Time||30-40 minutes|
Bon appétit for your baby