Experimenting with different recipes is a great way to get a baby familiar with different colors, textures and tastes. The goal is that, eventually, you will teach your baby to have a sophisticated enough palette that they will be happy to eat what you make for yourself!
Don’t complicate it though—just have fun making different mixtures!
Tip: I keep a bunch of organic baby apple sauce and ripe avocados around because they are easy to mix into other things to get the right consistence and/or improve the taste.
Apple Pie Oats – Baby oatmeal, cinnamon, and applesauce
Banana Pudding Oats – Baby oatmeal, mashed bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract
Avocado T’oats – Baby oatmeal, avocado mashed up
Tropical Smoothie – Blueberry, mango, avocado puree can use water to thin out and can use other fruit like peach or kiwi; can also swap the avo for yogurt
Parfait – Vanilla organic baby yogurt, baby oatmeal, applesauce
Creamed Spinach – Cooked spinach, basil and avocado puree
Baby Hummus – Boil chickpeas, puree with some of the boiled water, EVOO, a little lemon, can add spinach/kale or pureed chicken once they are eating protein (pictured here with some kale added in for the pretty green color)
Baby Mashed Potatoes – boil small purple potatoes until soft, peel skin off and mash or puree with avocado and rosemary
Baby Chicken Pot Pie – Saute onion in pan with EVOO, add unsalted chicken stock and carrots, bring to boil until carrots are soft. Puree with cooked chicken and apple sauce
Cauliflower mash – Cauliflower puree with garlic and paprika
This was a flop! Poor guy was really missing his apple sauce when I gave him this to try. We swapped it our for something he liked after a few bites – no reason to force it when he has been so good about experimenting with other food. Oh well – worth a shot!
Comment below what recipes have had rave reviews with your little one.
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