Best Foods for Babies
Best Foods for Babies
10 Best Foods for Babies
Babyscenter moms are about avocado as a first meal. This butterfat fruit-vegetable is full of healthy unsaturated fats which helps to promote brain development. In fact, the fat composition of avocado is somewhat similar to breast milk.
Serving ideas: mash avocado with a fork, or make baby guacamole.
Known as a good source of potassium, this grab fruit also contains vitamins B6 and C, calcium, and iron.
Serving ideas: make banana and mango puree. Or, part of the peach with your little first smoothie, puree banana, and whole milk yogurt.
Blueberries are bursting with antioxidants. These berries come from the deep, brilliant blue flavonoids that benefit your child’s eyes, brain, and even the urinary tract.
Serving Ideas: Blend or mash the blueberries thoroughly and add a spoonful of juicy purple puree to the yogurt, or silky milk rice pudding topped with blueberry compote.
This crucifier vegetable contains fiber, folate, and calcium, and may even help ward off cancer. Quickly introduce your child to the adventurous taste of broccoli, and you will expand its taste and foster a lifelong love of green vegetables.
Serving idea: Steam until soft, cut your baby into pieces to eat safely, and then refrigerate. Steam bites from broccoli, and some children like the texture and taste when they are cold.
Beans and other legumes pack a lot of lean protein and fiber. But unlike big beans, a little lentil turns into a pleasing fruit for the child to bite. They are one of the cheapest healthy foods you can buy.
Iron deficiency can cause anemia. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends meat as the first to eat because it is such a great source of protein, zinc, and iron, especially red meat and black chicken. Also, children absorb iron more easily from meat than iron fortified grains, another common food.
Serving Ideas: If your baby is new to solids, try our easy turkey or chicken puree recipe. As she grows older, chicken curries with green beans and zucchini or shepherd’s pie introduce new flavors.
Whether you call them “prune” or “dried plums”, these humble fruits don’t look glamorous – but they are soft, sweet and full of fiber. Your baby may have constipation problems when ingested solids, as this is a major change to his system. Add pure prunes to her diet to aid digestion and keep things moving.
Serving Ideas: For naturally sweet treats, mix prunes alone or with other foods, such as oatmeal, grains, or apples.
Sweet potato is one of the more popular first foods for infants, who like both its sweetness and texture. These colorful root vegetables are loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin C, and minerals, including iron and copper.
Serving idea: Serve sweet potato puree or turn it into pure chicken or turkey.
Orange- or yellow-fleshy harsh winter squash such as butternut, acorns and pumpkins bring many benefits, one of which is that they are exceptionally rich in beta-carotene, recognized to be great for the eye. Squash is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Add a creamy texture to the natural sweetness and appeal of winter varieties.
Serving Ideas: Fry a winter squash like butternut, scoop out the meat and puree it for an easy first meal. As your baby grows, introduce new flavors and textures to dishes such as mashed chickpeas and butternut chili.
Creamy yogurt is rich in calcium and vitamin D, essential for healthy bones and teeth. Your baby may be 4 to 6 months old, long before it is ready for cow’s milk.