The wonderfully shaped butternut squash is full of Vitamins A and C which are crucial for growth, development and important for keeping the immune system healthy.
When to give to your baby
Butternut squash is a superb first weaning food for a baby. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health practitioner if you are not sure.
Products with butternut squash
Cooking butternut squash at home
The perfect butternut squash
We always use organic butternut squash, which means that it has not been sprayed or treated with any nasties. When the butternut squash is first picked, it has high moisture content that diminishes with time, therefore the heavier the butternut squash, the more moisture it has and also the most taste. The butternut squash should not have any mouldy spots and should have very few blemishes. Store the butternut squash in a cool dark place. It can be stored for as long as 3-4 months; however we recommend to buy your butternut squash when you are ready to use it.
Best way to cook it for your baby
Cut into chunks, it steams in no time at all. Try it blended into a puree on its own, or added to other vegetables as your little one explores more flavours. It’s also fabulous roasted with a touch of olive oil and then forks nicely into a chunky puree for later on in the journey when you are ready to introduce more texture in to their meals.
What goes well with butternut squash
Carrots, pear, parsnip, lentils, coconut cream, coriander.