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Carrot, corn and chicken recipe

Vegetable purees are healthy first foods to offer your baby. Try this homemade baby food recipe of carrot, corn and chicken when introducing solid foods.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cob sweet corn
  • olive oil, for frying
  • 1 small piece (50g-100g) chicken breast or thigh, or a portion of roast chicken
  • 1 tsp water (or breastmilk/formula)

Method:

Peel and chop the carrot and tear off the husks of corn.

Place both the carrots and corn cob into a pan of boiling water. Boil until soft, around 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and cook the chicken until cooked through. Allow chicken to cool.

Remove carrot and corn from water and once corn cob is cooled, cut kernels from the cob.

Place cooked corn kernels and carrot into a blender with a teaspoon of water and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to get a creamy consistency. Breastmilk or formula could also be used for a creamier taste.

Use a fine grater to grate the chicken over the top of the puree. Stir to combine and serve.

Peel and chop the carrot and tear off husks of corn. Place both the carrots and the corn cob into a microwave-safe container. Place a lid loosely on the container and cook on HIGH for around 2 minutes.

Remove the vegetables from the container and replace with the chicken - cook for another two minutes or until cooked through. Allow the chicken to cool.

Once the corn cob is cooled, cut the kernels from the cob and place in blender with the carrot with a teaspoon of water and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to get a creamy consistency. Breast milk or formula could also be used for a creamier taste.

Use a fine grater to grate the chicken over the top of the puree. Stir to combine and serve.

Notes:

  • Up until recently it was advised to wait until baby is 12 months old before introducing corn due to the potential for allergies. Happily, this advice has changed and babies as young as six months old can enjoy sweet corn pureed - a great veggie to mix with chicken and other vegetables such as carrot, sweet potato or pumpkin. If your child has a history of eczema, asthma or other food allergies, ask your doctor first. And don’t feed them whole kernels until around they're about one year old. Look for signs of an allergic reaction: rash around the mouth area, swelling of the tongue, lips or face, a rash, vomiting or diarrhoea.
  • Can be frozen for up to four weeks.
  • This recipe was created by Belinda Graham for Kidspot.

 

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