I recently shared my simple recipe for Sweet Potato Baby Food. My little guy loved it! I’ve always been interesting in eating whole, real food and it’s been an adventure trying new combinations with him. With the “go ahead” from my pediatrician, the only thing I’ll be holding back from letting him sample before his first birthday is honey.
Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby’s immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness. – Baby Center
He’ll be 7 months old soon, and so far we’ve tried the foods listed below. No rhyme or reason, except I either had them on hand or I was confident I could just heat and blend with ease! (We’re moving into our new house in June, and our steam basket is packed away in the guest bedroom, which is now referred to as “crateland.”)
If your puree is too thick, add a little breast milk. It will help bridge the gap between your milk and new foods.
- Sweet potatoes
- Full-fat Greek yogurt blended with fresh, warmed blueberries
- Organic spinach, organic apples and bananas puree
- Leftover turkey, peas and mashed potatoes puree
I use a combination of glass storage jars and ice cube trays depending on where I’m cooking – and what’s not in the dirty dishwasher!
Whether you’re pureeing or BLW (Baby Led Weaning) – the most important thing is to have fun with it! Sure, it’s messy. But teaching your child to love food is an important lifelong skill. Pretty soon, we’ll be heading into that picky toddler phase so it’s important (in our family) to try as many flavor combinations as possible while he’s still reaching and grabbing for the spoon with each meal.