Zucchinis are great for babies! They make great thinners if you want to combine them with another food that needs thinning. On the flip side, once you freeze them and then thaw them out, they can be really watery.
I placed a small amount of water in the bottom of my steamer and turned the heat to medium. Again, because zucchinis have lots of water in them, you won’t need much water for thinning.
I started with 1.5 lbs.
Washed, peeled, and cut them. Once the water started to boil, I turned down the heat to a simmer and started steaming away.
I steamed them for about 10-15 minutes…just until my fork could easily pierce through. Puree using the water you steamed them in. Be sure to use just enough to help the blade puree. Otherwise you’ll find that they will be way too watery.
1.5 lbs yielded approximately 25 ounces of pureed Stage 1 baby food.
The baby and I are moving on to Stage 2 foods which means I’m basically steaming and mashing vs. pureeing. You see how easy making baby food is?! But before I move on, I will show you how to make squash. I’ve made butternut and acorn and so far, baby is loving both!
Next on the list: acorn squash