This page is dedicated to making baby food fun, simple and easy! Making baby food is a personal decision and even if you do not want to make your baby food from scratch; I have great tips on nutritional enhancement for any commercial or homemade baby food. I have made this simple for you by providing easy steps through your decision process which are listed below with many links.
First, you need to decide if making baby food is right for you. Making baby food is a personal decision for parents to make. I realize every parent and child is different and what works for someone might not work for someone else. I have a couple posts dedicated to the decision to make baby food. As a mother of two wonderful children and a Registered Dietitian, I made/make my own baby food. I hope I can encourage and empower you to do the same. If you do not decide to make you baby food, please continue to visit my blog as I have many great tips to enhance the nutrition of any baby food: homemade or commercial.
My recipes do combine one or multiple purees with a base and nutritional enhancer. I try to combine foods to give my baby the most nutrition per serving. I concentrate on many aspects of infant nutrition including: healthy fats for brain building power; iron and calcium for a strong body and healthy growth; vitamin C to help absorb the iron and calcium; and many other nutrients for a healthy baby. Not only do I focus on nutrition for a healthy development but I concentrate on teaching taste and texture by providing a variety of unique foods.
It is important that you discuss with your local pediatrician or dietitian regarding the appropriate time to introduce solids to your baby. All babies are different and you should consult a pediatrician before you start any solids. If you have any questions or comments you can email me at email@example.com or leave a comment below the posts!
Simple Purees to Build Wonderful Recipes
Purees made simple! I use these purees in many variations and combinations. The purees can be served alone or combined with another puree, base, and nutritional enhancer. I like to combine my purees to give added nutrition. For example: I might combine carrots (high vitamin A) with mango (high vitamin C), flax seed (high omega fat) and yogurt (high calcium). Most of my combinations are listed within the posts for your reference.
General Recipes I Love and Posted:
Applesauce, Sweet Pea, Plain Yogurt, Chia Seed and Cinnamon