11 Homemade Baby Food Recipes That Are Actually Super Easy
If you swore off making your own baby food because it seemed too complicated, you may want to give it a second thought. Parent bloggers everywhere are happily sharing their go-to dishes to appease hungry babes, and the recipes are easier than you may think. To get you started, we've highlighted a few, from first food purées to toddler bites. A high-powered blender or food processor will be helpful, but otherwise, no special kitchen tools required.
Apple, Spinach and Pea Purée: Every parent needs an easy fruit and veggie mix in their back pocket. This one tastes yummy and ensures your baby is getting those greens. (via Baby FoodE)
Chicken Carrot Purée: We love any recipe that's nearly hands-off. Toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker and forget about it. Purée it for baby, and mix with rice or quinoa for toddlers. (via Dessert for Two)
Strawberry Applesauce: This pretty pink applesauce contains no sugar and smells delicious while it's cooking. It's yummy solo or mixed with plain oatmeal or yogurt. (via Baby FoodE)
Banana Applesauce Pancakes: These wholesome pancakes are a great alternative for babies who refuse to eat fruit purées. (via Eat Live Run)
Roasted Blueberry Cinnamon Purée: Roasting the berries brings out another level of flavor. We can't think of a better way to get in a dose of fruit at any age. (via Baby FoodE)
Apple and Pumpkin Purée: This one's so sweet and delicious your kids will think they're eating dessert. Put your own spin on it with a dash of cinnamon. (via Joy Food Sunshine)
Sweet Potato Bites: For a nutritious snack, check out these little bites made of sweet potato and rice cereal. Crawling babes and toddlers will love grasping them and feeding themselves. (via Momtastic)
Pea and Sweet Corn Fritters: Frozen sweet corn and peas make this recipe a snap for quick lunches and dinners. Serve with Greek yogurt for dipping. (via My Fussy Eater)
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie Bowl: Avocados are super on trend for grown-up smoothies, and they add healthy fats and silky texture to baby food too. Top this power breakfast with cereal for extra crunch. (via The Lean Green Bean)
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata Fingers: Scrambled eggs are an easy option for toddlers, and these frittata fingers are great for sneaking in an extra dose of vegetables. They're also portable, so you can pack them up for daycare or munching on the go. (via My Fussy Eater)
Healthy Yogurt Melts: Combine plain Greek yogurt and fruit purée, then dollop into small bite-sized drops and freeze for sweet snacking for both you and baby. (via Baby FoodE)
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