Prune Puree

One of the first fruits we recommend is prunes. Constipation is a common issue that often arises in babies first starting solid foods. Since prunes are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, they have a laxative effect and are helpful in aiding normal bowel movements. If your baby develops constipation from other foods, prunes may be given to help regulate their stools. | Makes 3 Ounces

Excellent source for 4- to 6-month-olds of iron, potassium, and vitamin K.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 pitted prunes, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup water

Directions

  1. Check to make sure the prunes are truly pitted to avoid a choking hazard.
  2. Place the prunes and water in a saucepan and boil until the prunes are soft, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Cool and blend the prunes until they are smooth and thin in consistency.
  4. Add more water to thin the puree if needed.
  5. Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Note: We often also recommend roasting fruits and vegetables to bring out natural avoid prior to pureeing. See the butternut squash recipe for cooking instructions. Here is list of good stage 1 purees: Fruits: apple, apricot, avocado, banana, blueberry, pear, mango, peach Vegetables: corn, peas, and sweet potato Meats: chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and turkey We limited the serving size for this recipe to one tablespoon because each serving contains two prunes, which provides a sufficient amount of nutrients for this age group.