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Baby soup. Recipe, ingredients, doses, in a pot, with the Thermomix and storage

Baby soap is essential for preparing the first baby food.

Here is the recipe for a good broth suitable for weaning, the doses and quantities, storage and different methods of preparation (fresh, with pressure cooker, with Thermomix)

Baby soup

The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months and starting weaning only after the baby is 6 months old. It is always good to start weaning the newborn under pediatric supervision and never independently. The digestive system of the newborn is very delicate and before 6 months it is not ready for the digestion of some foods so it is always good to rely on the advice of the pediatrician.

Baby soup

How to prepare baby soup?

The weaning vegetable broth is one of the first recipes that mothers cook at the beginning of weaning, a good and tasty food used as the basis of the first baby food with the addition of rice cream, corn cream and tapioca or semolina and pasta. The vegetable broth can also be used for the preparation of baby food for weaning based on cheese, meat or fish. So let's see together how to prepare a vegetable broth for babies.

Vegetable broth recipe

The ingredients for a baby vegetable broth should be of organic origin and free of pesticides, in order to offer the baby a natural and digestible weaning broth. You can buy the vegetables in an organic market or from your trusted gardener specifying that they will be used to prepare baby food for weaning. For mothers who feel like it, they can grow vegetables directly at home, perhaps in pots on the balcony. Another tip is to use fresh vegetables that have not been in the fridge for too long in order to be loaded with vitamins.

Ingredients for baby soap

  • potato

  • carrot

  • courgette

  • celery

ingredients for baby soup

Vegetable broth preparation

How to make a vegetable broth? The procedure is very simple, let's see it together:

  1. Wash the vegetables thoroughly with plenty of running water and peel them with aknife or potato peeler.

  2. Cut the vegetables into coarse cubes.

  3. Soak the vegetables in a liter of water

  4. Boil the vegetable broth

  5. Do not add salt to the broth

What water to use for baby soup?

You can use tap water or water suitable for children. It is always good to use water with a very low sodium content (Na +) and with absence or traces of nitrites (NO2-) and nitrates (NO3-)

How long should the baby soup cook?

Normally the cooking time for a good broth is about 1 hour over medium heat, but the rule is always that to cook a nutritious vegetable broth for children, the water must be halved.

Baby soup with meat

When weaning is advanced and the baby appreciates and digests the meat, the vegetable broth can be enriched with meat. The preparation of vegetable broth with meat can be of two types:

  1. Adding a small piece of meat to the vegetable broth by choosing a cut suitable for the baby by cooking it together with the vegetables.

  2. Steam the piece of meat and, once cooked, blend it and add it to the vegetable broth cooked separately.

Which vegetables to use?

How do you prepare your first weaning meal? What weaning vegetables to use?

The first weaning baby food is preferable to prepare it only with the broth, then you can pass the vegetables and add them to the broth in order to prepare a vegetable soup.

The vegetable broth is used to prepare soup for babies and can be used for the preparation of creams, semolina, corn and tapioca creams, or it can be used for a porridge based on cheese, meat or fish.

vegetables for baby soup

At the beginning of weaning it is always good to use carrots, potatoes, celery and zucchini for the preparation of the vegetable broth. Gradually you will be able to introduce other vegetables having the foresight to present them to the child one at a time in order to understand if it is the cause of any allergies. If several vegetables are introduced at the same time, it is not known which one is the offending one. Slowly it is possible to introduce artichokes, green beans, peas, spinach, chard, pumpkin, onion, fennel and lettuce, cauliflower, and pumpkin for the preparation of the broth.

Recipe with the Thermomix

The Thermomix is ​​a valid ally for the preparation of vegetable broth and other baby food for weaning. There are numerous recipes for Thermomix baby food that are easy, genuine and quick to prepare.

Vegetable broth Thermomix Tm5 recipe


  • 1 courgette

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 potato

  • 1 stalk of celery

  • 1 liter of water


  • Put the vegetables cut in half in the Thermomix

  • Add 1 liter of water

  • Cook at 100 ° on speed 1 for 30 minutes

  • Drain the broth and blend the remaining vegetables in the mixing bowl on speeds 3 to 9 for 15 seconds.

Vegetable broth with pappa-cooker

Preparing a good vegetable broth for weaning babies is really simple. The baby food cookers are appliances specially designed for the preparation of baby food. Their strength is versatility, in fact they are able to homogenize, steam, mince, blend and even defrost quickly. The procedure for preparing the broth with the baby food cooker is identical to that in the saucepan only that the vegetables are placed inside the appliance. You set the way, the temperature and the cooking time and then it will do everything by itself. Babymoov Nutribaby Plus 5 in 1 Nutritionist Approved Food Processor with Steam Cooker, Multi-Speed Blender, Baby Puree Maker, Warmer, Defroster, Steriliser

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The Avent baby food cooker is the best-selling household appliance in the world for the preparation of genuine baby food for weaning babies. Cook, defrost, steam, blend and heat homemade baby food. The real innovation is that it can cook up to four meals at the same time through the 1000ml jar. Avent includes in the product the award-winning book by nutritionist Emma Williams with many recipes to prepare for the baby.

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Vegetable broth with pressure cooker

Mothers who do not have a lot of time can use the pressure cooker to prepare the vegetable broth for weaning. Just put the vegetables (carrot, potato, courgette and celery) in a pressure cooker, add half a liter of water and cook for about 20 minutes. In a short time you will have a genuine and versatile weaning broth to prepare tasty baby food. A traditional pressure cooker like the one below can be used

pressure cooker

Or the innovative electric pressure cookers which, besides being versatile, are very comfortable and safe.

electric pressure cooker

How to store vegetable broth

Vegetable broth is the basis for many soups and baby food for weaning. The ideal would be to cook it fresh every day but it is not always possible so you can prepare it in advance and keep it. At the beginning of weaning the portion of vegetable broth used is very small, in fact with 1 liter of water you can prepare 6 doses of vegetable broth.

Storage of the broth in the refrigerator

The baby soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

storage baby soup

Storage of vegetable broth in the freezer

For mothers with little time available, the ideal is to prepare a good fresh vegetable broth and then store it in the freezer. You can safely decide to cook the broth once a weeks, divide it into individual portions and freeze it. The freshly prepared vegetable broth can be stored in the freezer for about 3 months. Two different methods can be used to freeze it. You can use the ice cube mold in order to have mini-portions always ready.

Bangp 1-Cup Silicone Freezing Tray

You can use special single-portion containers suitable for being frozen. With a vegetable broth always available you can prepare many baby food in a very short time

 Roll over image to zoom in Babymoov Babybols Airtight Baby Food Storage Containers

Baby soup with peas

Peas are the first legumes to be introduced with weaning because they are very digestible. The recipe is very simple Ingredients

  • 100 gr of peas

  • a carrot

  • a potato

  • extra virgin olive oil

Method Peel, wash and dice the potato and carrot and boil them in water. Shell the peas and cook them in a saucepan for 30 minutes. When all the vegetables are cooked, drain and blend everything. Serve with a drizzle of raw oil.

Baby soup with lattuce


  • 100 gr of lettuce

  • 1 potato

  • 1 carrot

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan (optional)

Method Peel, wash and dice the potato and carrot. Wash the lettuce and cook it in a saucepan with 300 ml of milk along with the vegetables. Cook the potato, carrot and lettuce together for 20-30 minutes over medium heat. Blend and serve with a drizzle of oil and a tablespoon of Parmesan.

Baby soup with pumpkin


  • 1 slice of pumpkin 100 gr

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 small potato

  • extra virgin olive oil Method

Peel, wash and dice the potato and carrot. Clean the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut it into thin slices. Cook the potato, carrot and pumpkin together for 20-30 minutes over medium heat. Blend and serve with a drizzle of oil and a tablespoon of Parmesan. I hope I have helped you and answered all the questions about the first vegetable broth. If you know other recipes write them in the comments below, me and the other mothers will be happy to read you.


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