First Foods

Introducing Vegetables Before Fruits to Baby – Baby Food

By | 2017-06-05T18:36:11+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Mom of a Baby Just Starting Solid Foods: You should introduce vegetables before fruits to your baby and remember to introduce green vegetables before orange vegetables.   Introduce any food that you want to introduce as long as it is a single ingredient, low on the allergenic list and is nutrient dense, try these great [...]

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-06-06T03:33:07+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: 6 months, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Puree, Seasonal, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Buttercup Squash - A Fall Harvest Winter Squash Buttercup squash is a medium sized squash.  It's a bit bigger than acorn squash and very much smaller than a Hubbard squash.  It's similar in size and appearance to the kabocha squash.  The buttercup squash has a very distinct round bottom that is circular.  It looks as [...]

Day 35 – Apples for Baby Food at Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age- 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-05T14:22:27+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, stage 1|

One of the most important nutritional components of Apples is that they contain two types of fiber; insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Both of these types of fiber help maintain bowel regularity. The insoluble fiber works like roughage, while the soluble fiber (pectin), helps keep the bowels regular (avoiding constipation, avoiding diarrhea) and specifically affects the [...]

Day 32 – Baby’s First Rice Cereal using ground brown rice -365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-01T18:05:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:61]

Day 28 – Saucy Avocados – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-30T07:00:57+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Finger Foods, First Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Avocado is a brain food and is in fact, a super food for the whole body. Avocados are one of the best foods that you can feed your baby from 6 months on.  Both apples and avocado are considered ideal first foods for babies. Mixing mashed avocado with homemade (or store-bought) applesauce creates a wonderful "meal" [...]

Day 13 – Constipation and “P” Fruits – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-13T23:14:32+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As babies make the transition to solid foods, their tummies may find it difficult at first to process and digest solids.  New foods with new textures and compositions may lead to constipation. Fruits with “P” will naturally help baby’s bowels get things moving properly again.  Pit, core and peel the fruits as needed and then mash [...]

Day 11 – Crockpot Apples and Pumpkin – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-11T09:49:38+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Fall, First Foods, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Apples and pumpkins pair together to make a great fruity meal for babies. With this recipe, you have the ease of "fix it and forget it" by using the crockpot and, you can also make an apple-pumpkin butter when you let the mix cook down further. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:55]

Day 10 – First Grains for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-10T09:37:46+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Baby cereal does not have to be the very first food that baby eats.  Within the last few years, it has become more acceptable and more pediatricians are acknowledging that fruits, veggies and meats are better first food choices than are cereals.  If you want to make your own baby cereals, try these three grains as [...]

Day 7 – First Fruits for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-07T18:50:19+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Is your baby just starting solid foods? Do you want to start baby off with fruits instead of veggies. it's ok, go ahead and start with fruits!  It's a myth that introducing fruits before veggies will cause your little one to reject vegetables.  Some pediatricians still say to introduce the vegetables first so that your baby [...]

Day 5 – First Vegetables for Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-05T15:12:21+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When introducing solid foods to babies, parents most often wonder which foods are suitable as first foods. Naturally, they wonder about fruits, veggies, meats and grains and dairy products. On Day 5 of our series, we give you the best vegetables to offer as baby's first foods.