When you’ve got a new little bundle at home, the last thing you want to worry about is what kinds of chemicals are in the food you’re giving them!
The best way to get around this…make your own!
Not only does making your own baby food allow you to know exactly what is in each spoonful, but it’s a huge money saver!
Try cooking in bulk, and holding baby food “swaps” with friends or other moms in your community. This way you can all get a variety of foods for your little ones, with a minimal amount of money leaving your wallet!
The foods below are varied from “first foods” to “you gotta chew this!” foods, so use your judgement based on where your child is developmentally, and of course, how many teeth they have!
22 Homemade Infant Food Recipes
Baby Cereal – Wholesome meal and easy to make!
Sweet Potatoes – One of nature’s Healthiest foods.
Pasta Soup – Easy to make with only two ingredients!
Butternut Squash Puree -Make in just 25 minutes, great for a warm winter meal!
Apple Puree – Great mealtime vitamin boost.
Crepes – Great breakfast meal to make with any flavors!
Chicken Nuggets – Great for lunch or dinner to get those little teeth working!
Tuna Pasta Bake – Rich in protein, vitamin D, a great dish for supper.
Pea Puree – Perfect for picky eaters
Blueberries, Mango & Avocado Puree – Great healthy snack, and delicious too!
Blueberries & Chick Peas – Great food for the warmer months.
Real Fruit Jelly – Only 3 ingredients, this is sure to be a time saver!
French Toast Sticks -A sweet treat, sure to please any child!
Carrot Puree – Sweet and helps growing eyes stay healthy!
Orange Puree – Super healthy and refreshing!
Banana & Avocado Guacamole – A wacky combination, with deliciously healthy results!
Caterpillar Pinwheels -No cooking required and use any combination you want!
Peach Puree – Simple and yummy, you’ll want some too!
Banana Berry Yogurt – Add fruit to plain yogurt, help your child learn to differentiate the textures in their mouth!
Homemade Teething Biscuits -No preservatives when you make them yourself!
Beef Stew – Great “cozy” healthy meal
Homemade Pediasure -An inexpensive way to keep up the electrolytes!
What were some of your child’s “Favorite Firsts”? Share them below!
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