I partnered with Beech-Nut Baby Food, to bring you 5 easy-to-make purees that feature one of my favorite summer fruits - peaches!
It’s the most magical time of year - peach season!
With their sweet juicy insides bursting with intense summer flavor, peaches are always a hit in my house! My girls will devour peaches in everything I serve them - roughly chopped up as a quick snack, folded into fluffy pancakes, sliced on top of yogurt, inside warm cinnamon oatmeal, grilled as a dessert, skewered with chicken for a fun kabab, inside a warm cobbler, blended into a fresh smoothie, chopped in a barley salad, and that is just the beginning.
We just can’t get enough fresh peaches!
Don’t worry, peaches are not just for older kids and grownups to enjoy. Babies can enjoy their delicious taste as well. Just because baby isn’t old enough to hold and eat a ripe peach, doesn’t mean you should let the summer’s yummiest fruit pass by their lips and not enjoyed by their little tastebuds.
These 5 #momhacks purees are an easy way to combine the fresh taste of peaches and the best of Beech-Nuts amazing purees. All of these puree combos take less then 5 minutes to make and the only equipment you need is a blender!
Semi-homemade purees for baby in under 5 minutes, now we’re talking!
Not only do they taste great but peaches are packed of vital vitamins and minerals. Full of vitamin A and C, beta carotene, calcium, iron and fiber, you can’t go wrong with adding in a ripe peach to any Beech-Nut puree.
01 - Peachy Kale Puree
This powerhouse puree is full of tasty peach goodness and superfood kale. This puree is loaded with over 10 essential vitamins and minerals that help baby with brain development, bone and teeth growth, aides in digestion and helps promote healthy eye sight. It’s one of my favorite summer purees!
To Make: Blend together 1/2 ripe chopped peach and 1 jar of Beech-Nuts just apple & kale puree in a blender for 30-45 seconds on high or until smooth. Pour desired amount of puree into serving bowl and serve to baby.
02 - Curry Peach + Carrot Puree with Multigrain Baby Cereal
Curry might sound like an odd spice to pair with peaches, but I find that curry brings out the earthy flavors of a peach and balances out their sweetness. When combined with Beech-Nuts just carrot puree and a serving of Beech-Nuts Multigrain Baby Cereal, this puree combination becomes a savory meal your little one will love.
For baby, try to find a mild curry such as Madras, Matcha, Yellow Curry or Sweet Green Thai Curry. Each spice brand carries a slightly different blend of curry so just opt for one that is mild in spice.
To make: Blend together 1 ripe chopped peach, 1 jar or Beech-Nuts just carrots puree and 1 big pinch of mild curry in a blender for 30-45 seconds or until smooth. In a small bowl make the cereal by mixing together 3 tablespoons of Beech-Nuts Multigrain Baby Cereal and 3 tablespoons warm water. Feel free to adjust quantity of cereal based on how much your baby normally eats. Gently mix in desired amount of puree and serve to baby.
03 - Peach Cobbler Puree with Yogurt
I’m not sure who is going to love this puree combination more - you or your baby? Fresh peaches blended with apples, a touch a cinnamon and a hint of granola make a blue ribbon winner that tastes just like you are digging into a big bowl of homemade peach cobbler!
To make: Blend together 1 ripe chopped peach and 1/2 jar of Beech-Nuts just apple, cinnamon & granola puree in a blender for 30-45 seconds on high or until smooth. Pour desired amount of puree into a serving bowl and add 1 tablespoon of plain full-fat Greek yogurt on top. Gently swirl and serve to baby.
04 - Peach Berry Puree
Since you are able to control how chunky this puree is, the Peach Berry Puree is a great way to introduce a chunkier puree to baby. Each baby is different and eats at their own pace, but babies tend to crave a chunkier texture around 9-10 months of age. If you baby is younger in age or not ready for a chunky puree, you can easily puree this in a blender for a smooth puree.
To make: For chunky puree - In a medium bowl, take 1/2 peeled and chopped ripe peach and smash with the back of a fork until it is only slightly chunky. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of Beech-Nuts just apple & blackberry puree and mix until incorporated. Feel free to add in more puree to taste. Serve. For smooth puree - blend 1/2 peeled and chopped ripe peach and 1/2 jar of Beech-Nuts just apple & blackberry puree in a blender for 30-45 seconds or until smooth. Pour desired amount of puree into serving bowl and serve to baby.
05 - Peach Mango Ginger Puree
For a fun tropical twist, try blending together fresh peaches with exotic just mango puree along with a pinch of fresh ginger. This puree will be a fun delight for your little ones tastebuds!
To make: Blend together 1 ripe chopped peach, 1 jar of Beech-Nuts just mangos puree and 1 pinch of freshly minced ginger in a blender for 30-45 seconds until smooth. Pour desired amount of puree into serving bowl and serve to baby.
Disclaimer - this post was in partnership with Beech-Nut Baby Food, but all opinions are my own. I truly love their products!!