The move from liquid to solid diet doesn't have to be daunting. Solid foods are a fun milestone that is just the beginning of a world of flavors for your tot. But once you move beyond cereals and single-fruit and -veggie purees, there's always the question of what direction the menu should go.
Melissa Gunning, founder of Wean Green, the eco-friendly glass storage containers, put her baby-food-making skills down on paper, and the result, the Cookbook for Weaners ($25), is a collection of 150 easy recipes that even novice chefs can make. Covering the basics — like how to make a single-vegetable puree and how much a baby needs to actually eat — to the more complex — first finger foods and such — the book is easy to follow and full of flavor combinations that probably weren't on your radar. Keep reading for five of Melissa's nutritionist-tested and -approved recipes, including a bean puree and baby's first burger!