Do you need some new baby food recipes? If your baby is more interested in what’s on your plate than what’s in his purees, than it may be time to expand the menu a bit.
More flavor and texture may be just what your baby’s maturing taste buds crave. Below are some recipes provided by the baby food experts at Homemade Baby Food Recipes.
Whether your baby is just starting solids or feeding himself finger foods, I hope these recipes help bring out the inner-baby food chef in you.
Baby Food Beginners
Creamy Avocado Mash
1 apple or ripe pear, peeled, cored and cubed
1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped
1. Steam the apple or pear cubes until tender.
2. Transfer to a food processor and add the chopped avocado.
3. Process until smooth and add a little breast milk or formula if your baby prefers a thinner consistency.
Moving On (6-9 Months)
Fruity Butternut Squash
1 cup butternut squash (cooked)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/2 ripe pear, peeled and cored
pinch of cinnamon
1-2 tbsp wheat germ
1. First, soak the raisins and apricots in warm water for at least half an hour – this will soften them.
2. Next, mash all the ingredients together (or puree them in a food processor if your baby prefers a smoother texture).
3. Top with the wheat germ for an extra nutritious boost!
Taste and Texture (10 months+)
Pasta with Creamy Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup uncooked green noodles
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup natural yogurt
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp dill, chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1. Cook the noodles according to the directions given on the packaging.
2. Meanwhile, put the remaining ingredients (apart from the butter) into a food processor and blend thoroughly.
3. Transfer to a small saucepan and warm gently.
4. Drain the noodles and stir in the butter… then pour the yogurt sauce on top and mix well.
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