When it comes to mixing and matching fruit and veggie purées, the sky is the limit. I have found inspiration from my own favorite food combinations and of course the internet! Two of my favorite blogs for inspiration are http://www.babyfoode.com And http://weelicious.com.
I am going to share with you a few Fenner and mom approved purée combinations. Trust me, I taste everything I make for Fenn, and most of the time he is eating better than us!
As I previously stated in my where it began post, I freeze most of my fruit and veggie purées independently giving me the freedom to pop out a few different cubes and mix up my combinations. Here are a few of our favorites!
Roasted Banana Combinations: I have recently discovered that just roasting bananas in a 400 degree oven until ooey and gooey makes them so much more tasty!! But by all means, these combos can be made with just fresh mashed bananas as well.
roasted bananas and rosemary ( I stole this from babyfoode and it is amazing)
roasted bananas sweet potatoes and cinnamon
banana mango avocado
roasted banana apples and cinnamon
Indian Food Inspired Combinations: I love Indian food, but sadly Bradford does not. I find myself settling for Amy’s Organic Indian meals often and these two combos were inspired by them
carrots and apricots with cumin or curry We also throw in some quinoa with this to add protein.
Fenn did not love this combo at first, we tried it many times and he would make the funniest faces (almost as if we had just given him a lemon) but a few weeks later, as I was about to throw this frozen purée into the garbage, Brad fed it to Fenn one more time. It was a success! He has loved it ever since. I even make it as a meal for me at times.
cauliflower and carrots with cumin or curry We add puréed chickpeas for protein.
This can also be made as a finger food for older babes, by cutting the veggies and chickpeas into bite size pieces.
Here are a few other yummy combinations…
black bean mango avocado
butternut squash and apples with cinnamon
sweet potato mango and ginger
kale spinach zucchini apple
beets pears with a pinch of cloves
pears prunes and kale When I make a prune puree, I soak the prunes in water for about 15 minutes to rehydrate them.
apple and mint super refreshing, I even add this to organic cottage cheese now that Fenn eats dairy
butternut squash carrots cumin
broccoli kale potato I add some organic sharp cheddar to this at times
broccoli kale and apple I have even frozen this purée combo in popsicle trays to give to Mr. Fenn as a cool treat
blueberries and chickpeas with rosemary another find from babyfoode, and one of Fenn’s all time faves!
avocado with a hint of lemon and basil I do not freeze avocado puree. I just make enough to last a couple of days in the fridge.
broccoli cauliflower pear
zucchini and squash mixed with the avocado lemon basil purée
peas and mint
These are just a few of our favorite puree combinations off the top of my head! I hope you try a few and get inspired to be adventurous with your own puree combinations. If you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear about some of your favorite puree combos as well!