Try these palatable and nutritious combination meals for your baby.
Fruit and Cereal
Banana Oatmeal Your baby will love this combo of banana and oatmeal. The natural sweetness of the bananas compliments the oatmeal nicely. Nutritionally, bananas contain good levels of potassium and fiber. (You may want to halve the recipe when your baby is first starting out since this recipe does not store well.)
Banana Yogurt Bananas are a great food to have on hand when you have kids in the house. Here we combined them with yogurt to make a flavorful treat. When buying, select bananas with no bruises and remember that it is fine to buy bananas in any stage of ripeness, from totally green and unripe to totally yellow. However, the more ripe, the more easily the banana will bruise, so handle ripe bananas with care.
Blueberry Applesauce Select sweet cooking apples such as Golden Delicious or Gala varieties to make this apple-blueberry treat.
Raspberry-Pear Puree Raspberries add a slightly tart flavor to this pear sauce. Make sure to use a fine mesh sieve to remove all of the raspberry seeds before feeding this to your baby. This is recommended for babies who are 8 months or older.
Spinach and Potatoes Serve this recipe to the whole family as a simple side dish. Remove baby's portion, then season the remaining mixture with salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg. This is a good choice to introduce to your baby when he's at least 6 months old.
Succotash Puree (lima beans and corn) This vegetable combination is best to introduce to your baby when she's at least 10 to 12 months old.
Pureed Carrots and Peas Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that is not toxic, even in large doses. In fact, you should give your baby a vitamin A veggie every day. This is ideal for babies who are 7 months and older.
Rice and Lentils Lentils are a type of legume that are an excellent source of protein. They are also a good source for fiber and iron. They're easy to prepare and cook in less than 30 minutes.
Chicken and Sweet Potato Puree Sweet potatoes can be pureed on their own for the baby or mashed with milk or cream, butter, and salt and pepper for the adults. This chicken and sweet potato combination is suitable for babies who are at least 8 months old.
Chicken and Broccoli Puree Frozen broccoli can be substituted by cooking the same amount of it according to package directions.
Beef and Carrot Puree It is good to try to introduce meat to your baby when he's 8 to 10 months old. Give this beef and carrot combination a try.
Baby's Rice and Beans Beans are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and iron, and they naturally have a soft texture. They're easy to make into baby food. Look for canned beans that have no salt added. We have used black beans here, but you can try other varieties if you like.
Chicken and Apples The apple is a natural sweetener in this chicken and fruit combination dinner. It is helpful to cut up the cooked chicken before grinding to produce a smooth-textured baby food.
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