Zucchini (Part 1: Recipe & Prep)

Man oh man…more vegetables.

I must say – I look very forward to introducing some proteins (which according to Abby’s pediatrician will begin around 9 months*) and eventually, introducing some delicious fruits.

But for now, we’ll follow the guidelines provided by Dr. Langston and continue on our veggie journey with…drum-roll, please…


Woohoooooo (hey, someone needs to pretend to get excited around here and it surely isn’t going to be Abigail – unless, of course, you feed her some peas or carrots)!!!

Here goes nothing…

Step 1: Buy some zucchini (guess where I purchased mine…) and rinse

Step 2: Cut zucchini into 1″ rounds (mine are smaller because I wanted them to steam faster) and steam until very tender, approximately 5-9 minutes

Step 3: Puree zucchini in a food processor until smooth.  Unlike many of the other purees we’ve made, this one doesn’t need any extra water.  If you’d like to make the consistency thicker, you can add some rice cereal or oatmeal cereal (or something similar)

Step 4: Get baby ready to eat (she looks a little skeptical…)!

*we shared some grilled chicken with her last week…haha, from my favorite pizza – she LOVED it
**since baby will eat the peel, it’s recommended that you buy organic zucchini if possible (I read this note after purchasing my non-organic zucchini – Abigail appears to be just fine after testing, but moving forward I’ll buy organic)

Stay tuned for Part 2: Testing

Here are some resources for you if you’d like to learn more about Starting Solids:

  1. Starting Solids (General Guidelines)
  2. PDF: Sample Schedule for Starting Solids
  3. Storing Baby Food (using ice cube trays)

Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions!


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2 Responses

  1. Anina Duren says:

    Oh man, my girls LOVE zucchini. To this day it remains one of their favorites.

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