Saturday, July 31, 2010

Adventures in Baby Food Making: Week 13 - Spaghetti Squash

In deciding to do Spaghetti Squash, I figured two things:

1) That Noah would not be allergic to it since he's been OK with all other squashes

2) Since they were in season, I'd be a little more eco-conscious

I was right on both accounts.

I must say, though, that I found that the spaghetti squash had less taste and was much more watery than the other squashes.  Noah really did not care for this squash at all.

You can feed cooked winter squash to babies starting at 6 months.

This is what spaghetti squash looks like:














In order to prepare it, as with other winter squashes, cut the squash down the center














and scoop out any seeds and stringy flesh:















Cut squash into one-inch squares and steam for 25 minutes.  Then remove from heat and cool.














Once cool, scoop out flesh and puree.

Fill up your ice cube trays and freeze.  Then bag and tag.



Yeah - This face is NOT loving it.....at least he didn't gag!

Spaghetti squash is good in the freezer for 2 months.

Note:  I totally forgot to take pictures while preparing this, so thank you to this website for the pictures:   http://chefinyou.com/2010/02/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash/


  

3 comments:

couture unraveled said...

Thanks for the follow!!! I am following you back!! I wish I would have had that kind of motivation when my kids were babies!!! homemade baby food!! That's great!

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couture unraveled said...

thanks for the follow! Following you back!! I wish I had that kind of drive when my kids were babies...to make my own baby food!!! I think I actually did attempt it once...but it was short lived...LOL!! You KEEP IT UP!!!! It's awesome!!

Melissa @ GreenAndFrugalMama said...

I know your post was specific to baby food, but we use spaghetti squash all the time as a replacement for spaghetti pasta. Better for you and a little goes a long way! My toddler loves it, too. The new baby - we'll have to see once she's that age. :)