With the twins, I purchased Trader Joe’s pre-cut squash in a bag and steamed those. But I had a few mishaps and got a lil turned off by them so decided this time around to just buy them whole. They are a bit tricky because they are TOUGH to cut into!
Preheat your oven to 375.
You want to a add some water…just enough so that the water touches the bottom of the each piece. I found it easier to place the cookie sheet in the oven prior to pouring the water in.
Bake them for about40-45 minutes. Again, your fork should be able to easily pierce the meaty part of the squash.
If you water left in your cookie sheet, you can use that for thinning. For stage 1, I would definitely puree it because they can be “stringy” but if you are introducing your baby to a bit more texture, you can just scoop them out and mash it.
2 medium sized squash yielded approximately 28 ounces of mashed Stage 2 baby food.
I’m starting the baby on tofu this week and can’t wait to see her reaction! Again, my twins LOVED tofu and they still do! Between the 3 of us, we can finish 1 container in 1 meal!