First Baby Food: Peas
Great for busy moms and dads to make a bunch on a Sunday and freeze for the weeks ahead. This can be used with other first foods for your baby! Apples or pears are fun or even green beans. Make sure it is mild enough for your baby's developing digestive system. Brussels sprouts or broccoli probably aren't the best first foods. You can also use fresh peas instead of frozen if you have them.
Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins.
Homemade Pureed Sweet Potato Baby Food
A quick and easy method for providing baby food for your little one without any added preservatives, sugar, or salt. Can store cooked puree for 3 days in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.
Zucchini Baby Food
Simple zucchini puree for one of your baby's first foods. The rule of thumb is to give your baby a new food for 2 to 3 days before introducing another to rule out any potential allergies. Once you've given zucchini for 2 to 3 days, you can combine it with another vegetable you've already introduced, such as carrot.
Banana Strawberry Muffins
Healthier, fruity muffins… They're suitable for toddlers from 10 months on.
Baby Food: Plum
Plums are a perfect staple ingredient to baby's diet, as well as great for mixing with several different foods. Plums are good refrigerated for 2 to 3 days or frozen for 3 months.
Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)
Indian-inspired lentils the whole family will love and babies, too. Once the dal and rice are at the desired consistency, it's ready to eat or freeze. Make sure mixture is completely cool before freezing. I use freezer ice trays and small individual glass bowls with lids.
Baby-Led Weaning Oatmeal Bites
These oatmeal bites are perfect for a baby who is working on baby-led weaning or a toddler who is self-feeding. These bites are packed with protein, fats, and nutrients! Once your child has mastered different fruits or nut butters, you can mix them into the cooked oatmeal.
Roasted Butternut Squash for Baby
After about a month of eating solids, I wanted to start introducing more flavors to my son. Butternut squash is a great first food, and here it is roasted with a little olive oil and thyme for a tasty puree that any baby will love! Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Pumpkin Spinach Toddler Muffins
These sanity-saving, healthy toddler muffins are packed full of veggies and other goodness, but still taste good enough to snack on yourself! Perfect for a starter finger food, or a self-contained meal for the more independent eater.
Lamb Baby Food
Once you introduce meat to your baby, lamb is a great choice, not least because it's high in iron, which babies need as their iron stores start to dwindle around 6 months old. My little one loved this lamb and it was so easy and cheap to make.
Carrot-Apple Baby Food
Homemade baby food is a smart choice, as you know exactly what you're giving your sweet little baby. Once you've introduced carrots and apples to your baby separately, you can combine them into one puree for a delicious meal your baby is sure to enjoy.