Vegetables and Fruits
In her book Superfoods for Babies and Children (Atria Books), bestselling author Annabel Karmel details which are the best foods for your 7- to 9-month-old baby, and why.
Veggies & Fruits
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, so sometimes it's a good idea to substitute them for ordinary potatoes.
Peas belong in the Super-Veggie league, being a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid and B vitamins.
Frozen vegetables can be just as nutritious as fresh, since they are frozen within hours of being picked, thus locking in vital nutrients. So frozen peas are good even for the youngest member of the family.
Butternut squash is very appealing to babies, as they love its sweet taste and it is a very good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene.
Prunes are a good source of instant energy, fiber, and iron. They help with constipation, as they are a natural laxative.
Legumes and More
Lentils are a good source of protein and fiber. They are also a rich source of potassium, zinc, and folic acid. Both cheese and lentils are good nutrient-dense foods for growing babies.
Oats help stabilize blood sugar and help to give long-lasting energy. They are also rich in a form of soluble fiber that protects intestinal surfaces and helps to keep the body's cholesterol levels down.