We talked about it before in our article with Comme des Papas ; it’s essential for babies to eat fresh, seasonal products suitable for their age and development on a daily basis.
On the menu today the chef has mashed pumpkin and a banana and pear mousse for little gourmets over 5 months old.
Why pumpkin? Why, because it’s rich in beta-carotene of course! This molecule has super powers: it turns into Vitamin A, essential for sight, healthy skin and the correct functioning of your baby’s immune system. Much more than carrots, that’s for sure! Pumpkin also contains Vitamins C and E. The icing on the cake; this helps your baby’s digestive system and facilitates their digestion.
Ah! The virtues of pear… It’s sweet taste, loved by babies. Rich in folic acid, calcium, potassium and iron; pear is an excellent fruit for babies.
Get your apron on, here we go!
For a 200g portion, you’ll need:
First of all, you need to wash, peel, deseed and dice the pumpkin up into small pieces.
Next, place the pieces in a steamer and cook for 15 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, take a pan and a colander (not plastic) and two tea towels. Place the colander over a pan of boiling water, line the inside with a tea towel and cover. The steam will surely escape over the sides, hence the use of the tea towel 😉 Use a knife to check the pumpkin is cooked, vegetables should be soft.
Put the pieces in a blender and blend until you get a smooth, creamy mash. If it’s too thick you can add a bit of mineral water or formula milk.
Finally, add the teaspoon of mixed oils. Mix together and your mash is finally ready! Taste it to check the temperature before you feed it to your baby.
Can be kept in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days or in the freezer for 4 to 6 weeks.
For 2 mousse portions, you’ll need:
First you’ll need to peel the banana and the pear. Cut the banana into slices and the pear into cubes.
Place the fruit in a pan with the lemon juice and cinnamon, cover and leave to simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes.
Mash the fruit and leave to cool.
To serve, whip the mixture together with the petit-suisse. That’s it, it’s ready! Now your baby can enjoy!