As many fresh carrots as you’d like to make
1)Wash and peel carrots. The carrot peel doesn’t mash well and can be difficult for baby to digest, so it’s always a good idea to peel carrots.
2) Cut carrots into medium size chunks
3) Place in a pot with a steamer basket and water
4) Steam till tender. (Time will vary depending on how much you make. Do a knife or fork pricking test every few minutes till reaching desired softness)
5) Place parsley in a cup of boiling water and allow to blanch for a minute or two.
6) Place carrots and parsley in preferred appliance and puree, adding fresh water as needed (do not use water from steaming due to possible nitrates)
* For babies that are already enjoying more textures, skip step #6, mash the carrot for more texture, chop up parsley very finely and mix.
*Lorenzo is really enjoying more texture in his food, so these days I am doing more mashing than pureeing. Although I do like to use the carrot puree as a sauce for other foods since he’s not eating tomatoes yet.
*As with most other homemade baby foods, you can make a big batch, if you don’t want to keep making a fresh batch every couple days, and freeze it using ice cube trays or, my personal favorite, Baby Cubes.