Summer Squash or Zucchini

Summer Squash or Zucchini For Your Baby

There are 2 easily available forms of summer squash - yellow summer squash and zucchini. Zucchini is the green one that has the same oblong shape as a cucumber. Both of these vegetables will work for our purposes, and they are interchangeable in recipes. They are varieties of the same species so if you introduce one of the two then you don't have to worry about food allergies to the second. These are best eaten in the summer when they are the freshest and sweetest. Summer squash is very versatile. You can eat it raw or cooked, steamed, fried, grilled, and roasted.

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When is baby ready?

6 months old

How to buy

Look for firm squash that has glossy skin.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

For baby, it is probably still too hard in its raw state to serve, so you can steam it a little to soften. Chop into bite size baby pieces and place in microwave with a few tablespoons of water for 3 minutes. Alternatively, put in saucepan with enough water to cover bottom of pan and bring to a boil. They should be soft very quickly. Finally, you can roast some squash for yourself - see adult recipe below - and just leave the salt and pepper off for some baby slices.

How to store

Stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator, they should keep for a week.

Are there baby food jars?

Yes, but usually mixed with something else.

Should I buy organic?

No. The level of pesticide residue found by the USDA was very low.

Adult Recipe

Roasting brings out the flavor of the squash and gives it some texture. We find steamed squash too mushy for the adult palate.

Roasted Summer Squash

1 pound zucchini or yellow squash
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice squash in half lengthwise and then cut again so you have 4 long pieces and cut across so you have 8 pieces. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with extra virgin olive oil. Put squash on baking sheet and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. salt and pepper. Cook until soft - about 15 minutes.

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