If your baby’s first Christmas is just around the corner and you’re in the middle of, or just about to start weaning, you may be feeling like it’s not as easy to get on with all your usual festive planning this year. But fear not. Giving you a helping hand in the kitchen, the award winning Béaba Babycook Neo, 4-in-1 baby food blender (RRP: £170), is the answer to creating home cooked meals made in advance, when your hands are full with your little one. This must-have kitchen companion can steam cook and blend your baby’s food in around 15 minutes, and it’ll even defrost and reheat meals too! Making delicious, healthy meals, which your baby will love is super easy with the Babycook Neo.
Simple, safe, stylish and convenient, its unique blend function means that it’s there for every stage of your weaning journey and beyond. You can simply adjust the time of blending and amount of cooking juices to gain the desired consistency for your meals based on age and stage. So as baby grows, chunkier purée and different textures can be created to suit their tastes.
Plus, during a time when we’re more energy and environmentally conscious than ever before, this next generation baby food maker is made with respect for the environment and the nutritional quality of food. It’s an eco-designed product using 48% less Carbon dioxide and 50% less water and energy consumption than the Babycook® Solo model. Plus, the Neo is currently the ONLY baby food maker that comes with a large (1,250ml) glass bowl, which won’t degrade or discolour over time. The increased capacity stainless steel steam basket also allows parents to prepare 33% more ingredients in one go.
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So let’s get festive with this super easy and flavoursome purée, which is seasonal, fresh and a great way to introduce new flavours to your little babe. What’s more, cranberries are a rich source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, so a great addition to our diets.
SUITABLE FROM 6 MONTHS
MAKES 4 SERVINGS / PREPARE 5 MINS / COOK 16 MINS
This flavoursome and festive purée is seasonal, fresh and a great way to introduce new flavours to your little babe.
1 cup cranberries
1 orange , peeled and diced
1 date, pitted
1/4 tsp Ginger
1. Add the cranberries, orange, date and ginger to the steaming basket.
2. Fill the water reservoir to level 2.
3. Select steam cook.
4. Once steamed, carefully open the lid and remove the steamer basket.
5. Tip the contents of the steam basket into the blending bowl.
6. Blitz to purée to your babies preferred texture.
7. Serve and enjoy!
8. This puree can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
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