Fall is here, and alongside the colorful leaves are a variety of colorful squash. Butternut squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A & E. A wonderful food for baby, butternut squash also makes a delicious soup. Pears are also in season and make a wonderful first food for baby because they are less likely to cause an allergy, and are easy on the digestive system.
If you are planning to make a butternut squash & pear puree for baby, you are already halfway to making Butternut Squash & Pear soup – so the whole family can benefit from Fall’s bountiful harvest! Making homemade baby foods and soups are a snap with the Baby Bullet, it makes beautiful fruit & vegetable purees.
Making the same food for baby and the rest of the family saves time and money, and it also means that the whole family can benefit from the nutrients and enjoy a meal together. Eating together as a family has many benefits, read: The Importance of the Family Meal.
Butternut Squash, Ginger & Pear Soup
Rinse & pat dry the outside of your squash, slice it lengthwise and place it cut side down on a lined baking sheet. Put it into a preheated 400 degree oven. Peel, slice and core the pears, cut the onion into large chunks and toss in a little olive oil, set aside in a bowl.
After the butternut squash has been in the oven for about 20 minutes, pull it out and put the pear slices, the onion and the garlic on the baking sheet. Return the baking sheet to the oven. After about 25 minutes, check to see if the squash, pears and onions are fork-tender. Once they are fork-tender, pull the baking sheet from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes. Return anything that is not fork-tender to the oven to cook longer.
The whole family can sit down to dinner to enjoy butternut squash and pears together!
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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