20 Baby Food Purees That Are Anything But Boring
Graduating from breast milk and formula to solids is a major milestone in a baby's first year. If your little one is ready to make the leap, throw away your preconceived notions that baby's first foods have to be monotonous and dull. These 20 recipes incorporate unexpected flavors and ingredients to make the early days of eating a whole lot more fun!
Apple Oatmeal With Goji Berries
Start your babe's day with antioxidant-rich Apple Oatmeal With Goji Berries.
Baby food guru Annabel Karmel recommends introducing omega-3-rich oily fish at around 7 months. Her Salmon Puree recipe is a tasty way to supply your baby with his or her fish fix!
Mild Chicken and Apricot Curry
For a taste of the exotic, let your little one sample Annabel Karmel's Chicken and Apricot Curry — a mild introduction to spicy flavors.
Pear and Plum Compote
A fruity combo from Annabel Karmel's latest book, Weaning, this Pear and Plum Compote is sweet, satisfying, and easy to alter with the addition of rice, yogurt, and/or cinnamon.
Healthful Succotash simply needs to be pureed to become baby-friendly.
Roasted Root Veggies For Babies and Adults, Too!
Fall's a great time of year to get into the habit of regularly roasting up a big sheet of root veggies a couple of times a week. All it takes is one extra step to transform your solid veggies into a baby-friendly puree.
Cheesy Leek, Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower Puree
Annabel Karmel's Cheesy Leek, Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower Puree is packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber.
Chicken and Sweet Pea Baby Food
Chow.com's Chicken and Sweet Pea Baby Food is a quick three-ingredient fix!
Carrot, Banana, and Quinoa Blend
Mix it up for little eaters with the unexpected blend of carrots, banana, and quinoa. It's sweet, nutritious, and easy to digest.