The baby food recipes contained in this section focus primarily on purees and are suitable for Stage 1 weaning. When starting the weaning process, single fruit or vegetable purees are the best way to introduce baby to solid foods.
You can puree just about anything, but the following fruits and vegetables are easy ones to begin with. Note that many of these purees can be frozen for later use – this is the key to making baby food when you are a mother who works or is very busy.
After you have carefully introduced baby to each flavour individually, the next step is to tailor the baby food recipes by mixing different flavours together – this encourages baby to get used to eating multiple tastes as part of one meal.
Be creative! It’s okay to mix vegetable and fruit flavours – you might be surprised at what your baby will like, even if it’s not a combination that seems appealing to you. ☺
Here are some (creative, shall we say?) fruit and vegetable combinations that have been popular with my little one ;-):
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If you are following the suggestions in this site for introducing animal protein, then this easy recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock can be mixed into your baby food recipes when introducing baby to the flavour of chicken. For vegetarian dishes, check out this recipe for Homemade Vegetable Stock.
When your baby is ready to move onto Stage 2 weaning, this Chicken Casserole recipe is a good one for introducing animal protein in a meal. Similarly, for vegetarians, Tasty Red Lentils is a nice baby food recipe for introducing baby to pulses.
Babies' taste buds need constant stimulation in order to get them accepting new and various flavours. What is the most unusual or creative flavour combination that you have found success with in your baby food recipes?
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