Can babies eat steak? first foods

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This homemadeBasic Beef Baby Foodis a great addition to lớn your baby’s favorite purees for extra protein and flavor! It’s an incredibly simple recipe with big flavor và nutrition! It’s perfect as a Stage One Baby Food – 4-6+ months.

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Medically reviewed và co-written byJamie Johnson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and Lauren Braaten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).


Reasons khổng lồ Love this Beef Puree

simple yet flavorfulpacked with proteingreat to địa chỉ to any other fruit or veggie puree that baby lovesbaby food for 4-6 months và upstage 1 baby foodfreezer-friendlyhomemade
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Ingredients

Make sure khổng lồ read the recipe thẻ below for full ingredients and instructions!

Beef:Since beef is the star of the show in this puree, we are going khổng lồ start with a good piece of meat. We are going to lớn use 8oz of chuck stew meat or cubed sirloin beef. You can also easily scale up this recipe if you want more than 12 ounces of baby food.Broth:To get that rich, deep beef flavor, we will cook our beef in beef broth. I recommend using a low-sodium, sodium-free, or free-range beef bone broth for this recipe. You can also use any of those variations above with a vegetable broth as well. If you don’t have any of those on hand, you can use water.Oregano:We are adding dried oregano to give the puree a little more complex taste. This can easily be omitted if you prefer or you can substitute in dried parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme or cilantro.

Grass-Fed Beef:I recommend using grass-fed beef for this recipe, if possible. Grass-fed beef will have more healthy fats, more free Omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats), vitamins A, E, và B as well as more antioxidants.

Health Benefits of Beef

Protein: Beef is an excellent source of protein, which is essential for proper growth và development of all organ systems và maintaining and repairing tissues. It is considered a complete protein, meaning it has all of the amino acids that are needed to make protein. Iron: Beef is a good source of iron, needed for making red blood cells, neurodevelopment & preventing iron deficiency anemia, and zinc, needed for growth và development và supporting the immune system. B12: Beef is also high in B12, which is essential for brain development và healthy red blood cells. Choline: can also be found in beef, which is also important for brain growth & development.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Boil:In a medium saucepan, bring the cubed beef, broth, & oregano to a boil over medium heat.Simmer:Turn the heat down to lớn low & cover the saucepan. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the beef is just cooked through. Let it cool slightly.

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Puree:Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a blender or food processor & puree until you reach your desired consistency, adding broth in 1/4 cup increments if needed.Eat:Serve to lớn your baby plain or added into another puree.Freeze:Store a small portion in the fridge và freeze the rest for another meal.
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Tools Needed

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Frequently Asked Questions


How to lớn Store Beef Puree

Refridgerator

You can store this puree in anairtight containerin the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezer

This puree can be frozen for up lớn 2 months.

Place the lid on the storage container or cover with a piece of saran wrap, và label with the date and recipe name.Place the tray into the freezer và let it freeze completely — preferably overnight.

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Label Tip:Don’t forget khổng lồ label your purees before you place them in the fridge or freezer with the name of the puree and the date you made it. Take it from me; by the kết thúc of the week, you will completely forget what is in your freezer và how long it’s been there.