Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Pediatricians recommend parents begin introducing solid foods to babies at about six months of age. First foods are usually simple foods including rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula.

But once your baby becomes accustomed to eating solids, you can start offering healthy, homemade baby foods like these:

Mixed Vegetable Puree

Step 1: Steam or boil peeled sweet potato and butternut squash until soft.
Step 2: Mash with a fork or puree in a blender until smooth.
Step 3: Add a small amount of breast milk, formula, or water if needed. Younger babies do best with a smoother, more liquid consistency.
Step 4: Cool before serving.

Mixed Fruit Puree

Step 1: Cut up very ripe, soft fruit such as banana, peach, and mango.
Step 2: Mash with a fork or puree in a blender until smooth.
Step 3: Add a few drops of breast milk, formula, or water if needed for consistency.

Baby Guacamole

Step 1: Mash or puree one small avocado (peeled and pitted).
Step 2: Add in one to two tablespoons of whole milk yogurt and a squirt of lime juice.
Step 3: Mix in ½ teaspoon finely chopped cilantro.

Chicken Veggie Puree

Step 1: Cut ½ cup cooked, boneless and skinless chicken into cubes.
Step 2: Mix with ¼ cup cooked carrots, ¼ cup cooked brown rice, and one to two tablespoons of breast milk or formula.
Step 3: Puree, adding a few drops more liquid if needed for consistency.
Step 4: Cool before serving.

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If your little one is beginning to enjoy solid foods, try making some of these homemade and healthy baby food recipes. They are all incredibly easy to make, especially if you have a blender at home, and you will save money on expensive, brand-name jars of baby food.

Experiment to see which foods your child enjoys most, and you may be surprised by the combinations you can come up with!