Stage One Baby Food Recipes and Tips – Wholesome Baby

Delicious Stage One Baby Foods - Single Ingredient Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Why Single Ingredients First?

Single foods are perfect for babies who are just starting solid foods. While single ingredient "meals" may not seem exciting and adventurous right now, your baby will be eating single food meals or bland and boring foods forever. You may think that a meal of pureed sweet potatoes isn’t exciting but your baby’s clean palate and taste buds will be delighted with the new taste of sweet potatoes and with every new taste and texture that comes on a spoon or is plopped on a tray. I have always believed that it’s important to have kids become accustomed to individual food flavors.  This will help kids to learn to love each food as it is, in all its delicious and healthy glory.

Adding Flavor With Herbs and Spices

Once your baby has had a few single-ingredient meals and you know that his tummy is handling solids well, you can start to add herbs and spices and combine and mix those foods together to create new flavors and textures. This initial “stage one” experience will be far from bland and boring, you’ll see!

Stage One - Fruits

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Baby’s Crockpot Applesauce Recipe – Homemade Crockpot Applesauce & Apple Baby Food

This slow cooker applesauce recipe is delicious anytime of the year.  Once the Fall begins to creep in and the apple orchards have apples ready to pick, you know it’s time to begin making all things apple. ? Slow Cooker […]

Crockpot Apples and Pumpkin – You’re Going to Love it!

Apples and pumpkins pair together to make a delicious 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 […]

Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

For the Fall – Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe As luck would have it, pumpkin and apple appear during the Fall at the same time.  You’ll be able to take advantage of using these tasty and nutritious […]

Stage One - Vegetables

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

Buttercup Squash – A Delicious Taste of Fall Suitable for Babies: Stage One and Older 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 […]

Squash and Apples – Fall Foods for Babies – Fall Offers Tasty and Nutritious Baby Foods

The Joy of Stage One Fall Foods for Babies! One of my favorite seasons is the Fall.  Living in New England, the Fall captures and brings forth all that is awesome about Mother Nature. The trees and their leaves change […]