Cooking for your baby is an entirely new challenge. As your little one learns to experience flavors and textures of new foods for the first time, it is also important that these foods are nutritionally balanced and good for your kid’s health. Here are some of the top homemade baby food recipes that are both delicious and nutritious:
Banana Puree: Bananas are delicious and packed with potassium. Banana puree can be given to children who are just starting to try out different foods- this is usually around four to six months. It is also a good idea to remember to introduce foods slowly to isolate any allergies.
Avocado: Avocado is packed with nutrients like iron and potassium, as well as good fats that are great for brain development. You can feed pure avocado puree to babies as young as four months. For babies older than six months, you can combine avocadoes with bananas for an interesting new mix.
Butternut Squash Pear Combo: This combination is great because butternut squash does not usually cause allergic reactions. The pear adds a unique texture and sweet taste to this puree which is also great for fall.
White Fish, Carrot and Leek: Adding fish to your baby’s diet can add great benefits. Make sure you know where your fish comes from and avoid fish products that risk a high Mercury count- this will take a bit of research on your part, but is definitely worth the effort. This dish is for babies that are about a year old and is a tasty way to nurture good food habits.
When it comes to baby food, simple is the place to start and a bit of perseverance can go a long way. If you are short on time, products such as a baby food blender and steamer and baby food processor can go a long way in terms of time saving and making food in bulk.
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