Baby First Food Recipes To Tempt Those Tiny Tastebuds
The first solid foods for baby don’t have to be boring! These baby first food recipes are imaginative, tasty and ideal for beginners.
Not sure whether or not the time is right to introduce solid food to your baby? Then please take a moment to read the baby first food – introducing solids section. You’ll find plenty of advice and information to help you make this important decision.
And don’t forget to visit the baby food preparation and storage section for some tips on how to safely cook and store your baby’s food.
REMEMBER – Consult your child’s doctor before introducing any new foods to your baby. And always apply the
four day rule when you introduce each different food.
This will help you identify any food that may cause allergic reactions or digestive problems in your baby.
Although commercially prepared rice cereal is convenient, making your own is easy and far more nutritious!
and here’s a very simple recipe for homemade rice cereal.
Alternatively, learn how to make delicious oatmeal (porridge) for your baby with our baby oatmeal recipes.
Or try some nutritious barley baby food recipes.
We also have lots more breakfast ideas for baby.
Vegetables and fruits
Vegetables are the perfect first solid foods for baby, both nutritious and easy to digest. Some parents prefer to introduce vegetables before fruits – if baby gets used to the natural sweetness of fruits first, he might not be so willing to accept vegetables later.
Healthy and delicious, fruits also make wonderful first foods for babies. Not all fruits are suitable at this stage, though – see foods to avoid, for more information.
visit … pureed baby food recipes
More tips for the baby food chef…
- Banana baby food – first food ideas, recipes and more
- Sweet potato baby food recipes
- White potato baby food recipes
- Pear baby food ideas, tips and guidelines
- Apple baby food ideas, tips and guidelines
- Yummy peach recipes
- Homemade carrot baby food recipes
- Green beans baby food ideas
- Preparing peas to please
- Zucchini (courgette) recipes
- Plum baby food recipes
- Avocado baby food ideas and recipes
- Butternut squash baby food recipes
- Blueberry recipes
- When can my baby eat cheese?
- Help! My baby won’t eat vegetables
- When to introduce corn to baby
- Preparing bell peppers for baby
- Should I peel fruits and vegetables for my baby?
- Fruits and vegetables for baby – must they always be cooked?
- When and how to introduce meat to baby
- Taking care of baby’s teeth
Combine foods for fun flavours
Once your baby is enjoying these vegetables and fruits, how about combining the two for some unique and surprisingly delicious flavours?
Apples and carrots are wonderful mixed together – have a taste for yourself and see! We also recommend apples or bananas with sweet potato – it may sound strange, but it tastes great!
This is a wonderful veggie/fruit combination recipe that you may like to try … (just remember to save some for baby!)
Baby first food – Tropical Treat
Peel the squash and remove the seeds.
Steam until tender.
Peel the pear, remove the core, then slice and add to the pan.
Simmer for about 10 mins.
Remove the skins and seeds/stone from the papaya and avocado pear.
Put all the ingredients into a blender and puree, thin with a little of the cooking water if
This recipe will yield quite a few portions and it has a lovely, unusual flavour … yum!
As your baby gets a little older, you can thicken the texture of these baby first food recipes by leaving out some of the liquids. And when your baby is an accomplished eater of solid foods, enjoying this wide variety of fruits and vegetables, then it’s time to move on and introduce some exciting new elements to your baby’s diet …
Learn more about…
How to freeze baby food
Choosing a high chair
Introducing more textured foods
Your baby and vitamin D
Iron supplements – are they necessary?
Eczema and baby food – can diet make a difference?
How to encourage your baby to eat from a spoon