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Mango, Apple & Carrot Puree

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I actually got the idea for this puree from a friend. She was giving her grand-daughter this puree out of a jar and I asked her how much it cost $1.49 for a tiny jar of food! I was kind of blown away at how the costs could rack up knowing how much food Kenya eats and how much he loves variety.

If you are busy and working full time, I get it. Your baby is lucky to be eating healthy, organic food. If you could make it fresh (the benefit being it would retain more vitamins since it's not living in a jar for weeks -- maybe even months) and it would cost a fraction of the price, wouldn't it be better to make your own?! I bought three organic items for this recipes. The mango was $1.69, the bag of carrots was $1.39 and the apple was 69 cents. That's a total of $3.77 and I had 3/4 of the bag of carrots and some mango leftover. There are 10 servings in this recipe which means it would cost give or take $14.90 (that's a savings of $11.13). This puree has a heavenly flavor. The mango and carrots are packed with Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene which your baby's body converts to Vitamin A
which is needed for healthy skin and vision. Trust me, this won't be a hard puree to sell to your little one.


We used these to make this recipe:

Mango, Apple & Carrot Puree  (10 Baby Servings)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 5 mins,
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I actually got the idea for this puree from a friend. She was giving her grand-daughter this puree out of a jar and I asked her how much it cost $1.49 for a tiny jar of food! I was kind of blown away at how the costs could rack up knowing how much food...

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple

Preparation

  1. 1. Put carrots in a steamer pot over boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. 2. Add mango and apple for 2 minutes or until everything is fork tender.
  3. 3. Put in a food processor until smooth.
  4. 4. Cool and serve.
  5. A NOTE ON MANGOES- There are tons of contraptions and different ways to cut mangoes. I peel the mango with a carrot scraper and the cut around the pit. Figure out approximately where the pit is placed and cut a big oval off one side and then the other. Turn it and cut the remaining strips off the long side. This way it comes right off the pit and you won’t waste any of the delicious mango.
Mango, Apple & Carrot Puree

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  2. Malia

    September 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    How long can you store these for? And in what conditions? Would you be able to can them and keep them for awhile?

    • catherine

      September 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

      I haven’t tried canning baby foods as I know that is a long and sometimes tricky process. They can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or frozen for up to 2 months!

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  4. Yvonne

    September 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This sounds delicious, but I’ve heard that carrots are one food that should not be homemade because of the level of nitrates they as root vegetables contain. Is this something that relates more to younger babies, or that can be minimized by buying organic?

  5. Jessica

    August 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Just wanted to share that I found that Pampered Chef has a mango slicer (like an apple corer but the center is the shape of the mango pit), makes it so much easier to get the most out of a mango and def worth it if you use them a lot.

  6. Blanca

    July 31, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I thought they were actually grown that way. The cuts make them look genuine. I agree, they are sweeter. I asked bcs I only have whole carrots and I thought you used baby carrots for its sweater taste. Thanks!

  7. Blanca

    July 29, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Do you think baby carrots are sweeter than whole carrots?

    • catherine

      July 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

      Baby carrots are really whole carrots cut up, who knew!? I personally think they are sweeter though.