Here are some baby food recipes and tricks that will make transitioning to from baby food to table food MUCH easier and tastier!
I wish I had found these resources a couple of years ago. We love hacks to make snacks easier, and kitchen tips. Homemade baby food can take awhile to prepare, or can be monotonous as you stick to the same couple of ideas.
30 Baby Food Recipes – That are Tasty!
Got a fork? You can mash your child’s food. Here are 30 Baby Foods you can mash for your child to eat. Easy. Peasy. via One Crazy House
Make a baby food smoothie when you make your own morning power drink. via Camille Styles
Carrots. I am told that was my favorite food when I was a baby, and my kids all really, really loved carrots too! Make a big batch of baby food to freeze ahead for use as needed. via Chocolate and Carrots
DIY and reuse. You can fill old pouches with new baby food using this nifty trick get a clean (preferably unused for illness) aspirator. Use it to squeeze food into the pouch. via Hello Little Scout
30 Baby Food Recipes – That are Tasty!
Genius! This list is a terrific resource: All the baby foods that you can make with a fork, including cantelope, avocado, pears, and more. via Baby Foodie
Dessert on a spoon! This sugar-free recipe is super sweet and tasty. Mix pears and figs, with a pinch of parsnip. via
Once your child is able to eat soft foods, try these veggie gummies. They are perfect baby finger food for kids who aren’t ready to eat a carrot, but could still benefit from the nutritional goodness. via Modern Parents Messy Kids
Kale is a superfood, but is often hard to eat by itself. Add potato and greenbeans to make this a nutrient-dense food for your daughter. Photo credit: IVillage
Is your tot teething? These homemade teething biscuits are very hard, have no preservatives, and you make them yourselves! Perfect for a gnawing baby. via Sweet Treats More
Another recipe for baby teething biscuits, is wheat-free, and better if you are concerned about food allergies with your little man. via Little House Living
Beets and blueberries. This recipe will be one of your kiddos favorites, sweet and full of antioxidants. Beware: This will stain! via Mash Your Heart Out
Lasagna. If it is your favorite food, most likely it will be your son’s favorite too! Make a mini-dish of veggie lasagna just for him. via Love and Duck Fat
Smoothie cubes. Make these and your kiddo can eat them as a baby, and if you forget about them for a couple of months or have too many, mix them with juice into a tasty baby food smoothie! via The Things We’ll Make
Make your own baby pediasure. When my kids transitioned to solids, they had problems keeping weight on. I wish that I had known about this recipe then! via Fefferknits
Don’t forget to include spices in your child’s food. Spices often offer a nutritional punch. Make it delicate with some of these ideas. via Hello Bee
This vegetable baby food recipe is packed with protein and is tasty. Don’t skimp on flavor for your tots. via Love and Duck Fat
In this baby food recipe with meat, you can know that your child is getting all natural and easy to digest protein with beef stew. via Weelicious
Mild and almost creamy, this baby food is made with red bell peppers, and will to help broaden your child’s taste buds. via Baby Foodie
Make a month worth of baby food at one time. This is an easy way to give your kids homemade baby food with the least effort. via The Diva Dish
Love this tip. If you are making a bunch of cubed baby food, put each flavor in a separate bag and remember to label baby food pouches with the date. You don’t want to feed sensitive baby bellies with old/spoiled food. via Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
When introducing meat to your daughter, add some fruit to make it easier for her to adapt to the new food group. This recipe uses chicken, with carrots and apple puree. via Annabel Karmel
Corn and chicken chowder, yummy and easy to make. via Baby Bullet Blog
Avocado baby puree is full of healthy brain fats that your kids need to develop. The bananas make this a smooth tasty treat for your babe. via Just a Pinch Recipes
Do you like the boxed cereal first-foods? We loved them with ours. Make your own quick-to-make mix with brown rice. via What To Expect
Lentils are soft, cook quickly, and are an easy baby food for home-making mommas. Try adding some apples, like this recipe. via The Homemade Baby Food Recipes Blog
Cooked foods for your baby are easy to digest, and are a good first food; but they are less nutrient-dense. When your child is ready, switch to raw. This is a great collection of raw foods for babies to start with. via Baby Foodie
Tricks and Tips for Making Baby Food
Homemade baby food processor. This system is loved by TONS of moms. It has a mini-blender and cups that are perfect to make in batches and grab on the go.
Use a baby food maker and turn your leftovers into baby food genius! They used peaches to make a puree, but you can make almost any gentle foods into a puree for your child.
Our favorite baby food “supply” is the reusable food pouches. Kids love to grab and suck down their meal. We bought them to use for our babies, but still use them years later in lunchboxes. They are worth the money!
Baby food scissors make every bite baby sized! These make prepping food for little ones quick and easy.
Leave a comment: Have you ever tried making baby food? It’s so easy and fun, and can save you a lot of money!