Wait until 6+ months of age
Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre
Carrots help you see! They lower cholesterol! They help skin health! They improve digestion! Bunnies love carrots!
OK, I admit when I list off these impressive health benefits of carrots, the only thing my baby really cares about is the thing about bunnies. Bunnies are cute, but what the heck is cholesterol?
BUT, my toddler thinks it’s great that carrots can help you see in the dark, so she crunches away on carrot sticks like there’s no tomorrow. And then she sneaks into mama and dada’s bed in the middle of the night because she has amazing night vision.
So, to start your veggie baby off on the carrot train, give him/her this lovely simple puree. Carrots are naturally on the sweeter side — and you can buy sweet carrot varieties, such as Bolero, Little Finger and Ithaca carrots — so they tend to go down well.
3-4 medium carrots, washed, peeled and chopped
1-3 Tbsp water, breastmilk or formula
Steam or boil your your carrots, until soft. Once cooked, add to your blender or food processor with fresh water, breastmilk or formula to the puree to create the consistency you want. You can simply mash the carrots for older babies if you’d like a chunkier consistency, or offer long cooked carrot sticks as finger food.
Keep any unused puree in the fridge for up to three days, or freeze.