My baby ate so much butternut squash when we started him on solids, that it actually became his nickname!  Squash is divinely nutritious for little ones + very easy to digest.  In fact, it is one of my favourites for baby’s first foods.

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Using bone broth as a base adds to the overall nutritional content + is very nourishing to their gut lining which becomes an important aspect of nutrition when introducing solids.

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I prefer to hold off for about 6 weeks upon starting solids, before making blends or combinations such as this.  For brand new bites, try roasting a squash then puree with a healthy fat (coconut oil / grass-fed butter / ghee), bone or vegetable broth + VOILA!  

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World’s Healthiest Baby Food!

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This recipe is quick + easy to make!  It is versatile (Moms + Babes + Kids), in season right now + NUTRITIOUS DELICIOUS.  The magical touch is definitely the homemade bone broth for your base!  

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  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil or Grass-fed Butter
  • 2 Yellow Onions (peeled + chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (peeled + chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt (see note)
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala or Favourite Curry Powder
  • 1 Large Butternut Squash (peeled + chopped)
  • 4 Cups Traditionally-made Bone Broth (or bouillon cube in a pinch!)
 
  • Heat coconut oil / onion / garlic – cook 10 min 
  • Add salt / pepper /  spice 
  • Add squash – cook 10 min
  • Add bone broth – simmer 25 min
  • Let cool
  • Blend or process until smooth
  • Use a glass baby bottle + snip the nipple to an appropriate size
  • Watch Baby Guzzle!

 

* For babies 6 – 9 months old you may like to reduce Himalayan Salt to 1/4 tsp for whole recipe.  As babies begin to reduce their daily intake of mother’s milk or formula (both contain sodium), the addition of a quality salt is recommended.  I prefer sea salt or Himalayan Salt since they are naturally occurring and contain many trace minerals.  Table salt however is very refined, and often processed with chemicals so should be completely avoided.

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