#80: How to serve pumpkin for babies

Baby eating chunk of roasted pumpkin

On this episode of the My Little Eater Podcast, we’re covering how to serve pumpkin to your baby, including the health benefits of pumpkin for your baby. There’s no better time than now to jump into this topic, given that fall and thanksgiving are here! Typically though, most of us prefer to decorate with it, instead of including it in our meal plans – but I’m here to change that! 

Pumpkin is such a versatile food, making it super easy to incorporate in a variety of dishes, adding a unique and rich flavour. It’s easy to pair with sweet and savoury flavours, making the possibilities endless! There are also tons of health benefits of pumpkin for babies, including a TON of Vitamin A, fiber, iron and B vitamins, just to name a few! Luckily, pumpkin can be served safely to babies early on, and can easily be one of your baby’s first foods when they start solids

So, how do you serve pumpkin to your baby (or toddler)? Depending on their age you can offer it pureed, roasted as a side dish, make it into pasta sauce, baked goods and more! I’ll  go through it all in this episode and I think you’ll love it!

If you find these episodes help answer your questions, and tackle all baby or toddler feeding questions, please leave a rating and review at Apple Podcasts! If you try pumpkin with your baby over the holidays, I’d love to see the cuteness! Share a pic of your baby trying it out and tag me, @mylittleeater, on Instagram! 

Additional Resources:

Starting solids with your baby? If you’re unsure where to start, start with my Baby Led Feeding Online Course! This course will provide you with everything you need to know about feeding your 6-12 month old, from the right feeding gear, to what foods to serve and how to serve them, helping you build healthy eating habits early! The course teaches you how to confidently move through each phase of feeding (from puree to finger foods), preventing picky eating habits from the start.

BABY LED FEEDING ONLINE COURSE: https://mylittleeater.com/baby-led-feeding/

If you’re past the baby stage, and are now dealing with picky tendencies quickly arising, my Feeding Toddler Online Course can help teach you techniques to stop these tendencies before they become a bigger problem. These tried and tested solutions will ultimately eliminate mealtime battles and bring back happy mealtimes for your entire family. 

FEEDING TODDLERS ONLINE COURSE: https://mylittleeater.com/feeding-toddlers/

Skip To…

When you can introduce pumpkin (1:30)

Health benefits of pumpkin (2:00)

What type of pumpkin should you buy? (2:55)

How to serve pumpkin to your baby and toddler (4:45)

Recipes to include pumpkin in (10:09

 

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Registered pediatric dietitian, mom of two and lover of all things related to baby and toddler feeding!

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