Purees

Turnip, Peaches, Blueberries (6m+)

We all have our go to ingredients and pantry staples we must have when it comes to cooking. Every weekly visit to the grocery store these items make their way into your shopping cart. I definitely do have my personal favorites that I can’t live without. Some of these items include spinach, bananas, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, eggs, and almond milk just to name a few.

I do however, like to try new things and incorporate produce that I don’t particularly use every week. I used this same method when it came to Emma’s purees. I wanted to make sure my baby was exposed to as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. I wanted for her to build a palate for fresh fruits and vegetables. Every time I went to the grocery store to buy food to make her purees I looked for something she hadn’t tried yet. Then I would go home and do some research on it’s nutritional value and health benefits and think about what other fruits and vegetables would make a good combination with it.

One of those days I came across turnip and realized she hadn’t had some yet. Turnip was not a vegetable I usually would buy and cook. I went online to search what kind of vitamins and minerals it had and was surprised to see how intensive the list is. It immediately became one of my favorites and was so excited to have Emma try it. The first time she tried it she made her funny faces but she ate it. She didn’t seem as excited for it as she had been for other foods though. In her defense turnips do have a very strong distinctive taste and could be a lot to take in the first time you try them. But at least she ate it and turnips had passed the tasting test.

When it came time to develop a recipe with turnips I wanted to use other foods that complimented the nutrients in it and that would ease the strong taste a bit. I wanted to make it more exciting for Emma. Similar to turnips, blueberries and peaches are a great source of fiber and potassium. In addition, both blueberries and peaches are rich in many vitamins and minerals. Peaches at this point were Emma’s favorite fruit along with pear. Blueberries not so much but I thought the sweetness of the peaches combined with the sweetness from blueberries would overpower the strong flavor turnips have.

Overall, this is a great puree for any baby. It has a nice smooth texture making it easy to swallow and digest. It truly has a delicious taste and all the flavors blend in together beautifully. Emma sill to this day loves this puree and eats it no problem even though she is passed the puree phase. I would highly recommend trying this one for your little ones. It is packed with many vitamins and minerals and it is extremely tasty.

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Turnip, Peach, Blueberries (6m+)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 1 turnip
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 cups blueberries

Instructions

  1. Steam turnip for 12-15 minutes.

  2. Add peaches and steam for an additional 8-10 minutes.

  3. While turnip and peaches steam, blend blueberries until pureed.

  4. Strain blueberry puree to get rid of skin.

  5. Add strained blueberries to cooked turnip and peaches and blend until desired consistency is reached.

  6. Divide into desired portions.

  7. Serve immediately and freeze additional portions for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

*Use organic ingredients if possible

 

This homemade Turnip, Peaches, Blueberries Puree (6m+) is packed with vitamins and minerals. You baby will sure love the sweet taste and benefit from all of it's nutritional value. Get recipe here!

18 Comments

  1. I will need to pass this recipe on to some of my friends who have babies!!!

    1. Thank you so much Sara!

  2. Suz

    Can’t say I’ve ever had a turnip, but I have had parsnip fries and those are delicious. Sadly my little one is no longer interested in pureed foods but I do have lots of friends who have brand new little ones so I’ll be glad to pass along this recipe.

    1. That’s funny I have a recipe for garlic Parmesan parnisp fries on here too under Finger Foods! Thank you for passing this one along!

  3. It’s great that you are feeding such a variety. My kids ate or at least tried more things when they were younger. Now I find myself making smoothies with spinach in the strawberries to get the necessary vitamins and nutrition they need.

    1. My daughter is going through the same phase. It’s normal for them to go through the Picky Eating stages. Don’t give up and keep introducing foods even if they refuse it. They’ll come along eventually!

  4. Looks a perfect recipes and I would love to try this I’m sure my two boys would surely love this

    1. Thank you! Hope you give it a try and that they enjoy it!

  5. Sounds yummy!!! I’m not sure I could get my son to eat this, but definitely one of my nephews.

    1. Thanks Ashley! let me know how our nephew likes it!

  6. jen

    I made all my youngest’s baby food! It really isn’t all that hard when you find great recipes like this!

    1. I found it was so fun to make all of my baby’s foods. Thank you!!

  7. I’ve never thought of using turnips! I’m all done with the baby food stage, but I’ll have to tell my sister-in-laws about this.

    1. Thank you Elena! Hoe she likes it too!

  8. My hubby thinks I’m crazy for liking turnips. I will pass this great recipe along to my friends with babies. Great Job.

    1. I love turnips lol. They do have a very distinctive taste tho. Thank you! I appreciate that!

  9. Looks delicious. I’m a huge advocate for introducing babies to real whole foods once your child’s pediatrician says he or she is ready.

    1. Same here. I’m all about homemade.

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