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Weaning recipe: Apple & beetroot purée

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 23 mins

Easy

Makes about 300g

Before moving your baby to solids, get them used to new flavours like this apple and beetroot purée. An ice cube tray is ideal for freezing portions

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per tbsp

  • kcal8
  • fat0.1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein0.2g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 2 eating apples (about 200g), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 beetroot (about 150g), peeled and cut into chunks
    Beetroot

    Beetroot

    beat-root

    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • baby's milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Put the beetroot into a steamer over simmering water and cook for around 15 mins, add the apple and cook for a further 8 mins until both are tender.

  2. Blitz to a purée in a food processor. Add a splash of milk (or water from the saucepan), if necessary, to create a smooth texture. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times while blitzing to get a smooth consistency throughout.

  3. Serve one portion and divide the rest between small containers or ice cube trays and freeze.

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