Baby Food Recipes

We'll help you make your life with a new baby a little easier with these baby food recipes submitted by parents just like you.

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First Baby Food: Peas

Rating: 5 stars
Great for busy moms and dads to make a bunch on a Sunday and freeze for the weeks ahead. This can be used with other first foods for your baby! Apples or pears are fun or even green beans. Make sure it is mild enough for your baby's developing digestive system. Brussels sprouts or broccoli probably aren't the best first foods. You can also use fresh peas instead of frozen if you have them.

Homemade Pureed Sweet Potato Baby Food

Rating: 4.4 stars
A quick and easy method for providing baby food for your little one without any added preservatives, sugar, or salt. Can store cooked puree for 3 days in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.

Zucchini Baby Food

Simple zucchini puree for one of your baby's first foods. The rule of thumb is to give your baby a new food for 2 to 3 days before introducing another to rule out any potential allergies. Once you've given zucchini for 2 to 3 days, you can combine it with another vegetable you've already introduced, such as carrot.
By Anonymous

Toddler Muffins

Rating: 4.78 stars
Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins.

Baby Food: Plum

Rating: 5 stars
Plums are a perfect staple ingredient to baby's diet, as well as great for mixing with several different foods. Plums are good refrigerated for 2 to 3 days or frozen for 3 months.

Pumpkin Spinach Toddler Muffins

Rating: 4.63 stars
These sanity-saving, healthy toddler muffins are packed full of veggies and other goodness, but still taste good enough to snack on yourself! Perfect for a starter finger food, or a self-contained meal for the more independent eater.

Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)

Rating: 3.87 stars
Indian-inspired lentils the whole family will love and babies, too. Once the dal and rice are at the desired consistency, it's ready to eat or freeze. Make sure mixture is completely cool before freezing. I use freezer ice trays and small individual glass bowls with lids.

Roasted Butternut Squash for Baby

After about a month of eating solids, I wanted to start introducing more flavors to my son. Butternut squash is a great first food, and here it is roasted with a little olive oil and thyme for a tasty puree that any baby will love! Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Banana Strawberry Muffins

Rating: 4.85 stars
Healthier, fruity muffins… They're suitable for toddlers from 10 months on.

Baby or Toddler Squash and Rice Soup

Rating: 5 stars
New recipe try for baby/toddler.

Second Baby Food: Carrots and Broccoli

Rating: 4 stars
This is a great combination for growing babies (6-9 months or older). You can mix up the veggies with what's in season or what you have around the house. I like to use green beans instead of broccoli sometimes. I make sure I label my zip-top bag with the date I made it! Make some on a free night to use for a few weeks!

Turkey Baby Food

Turkey is a great first meat for baby. It's easy to digest and the dark meat is high in much needed iron. Making your own baby food is quite easy, and turkey is no exception! I recommend freezing what you don't use within a day or two, that way you'll have little meals at the ready whenever baby is hungry! Store for up to 1 day in the refrigerator or freeze for later use.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lamb Baby Food
Once you introduce meat to your baby, lamb is a great choice, not least because it's high in iron, which babies need as their iron stores start to dwindle around 6 months old. My little one loved this lamb and it was so easy and cheap to make.
Strawberry Apple Baby Food
Rating: Unrated
Baby food is simple enough, but I was on the baby food diet and was in desperate need of yummy inspiration. I started making my own and put them into the empty jars I had. No extra liquid is needed, the fruit juices are enough.

Third Baby Food: Chicken, Sweet Potato and Spinach

Rating: 4 stars

My son loves this combination! It's good for him to get the protein from the chicken and nutrients from the spinach with the tasty goodness of the sweet potatoes (I've tried it too, it's not so bad!) Feel free to try other veggies that you have around the house too! I've used carrots or green beans with success as well. Such a time saver for busy moms and dads!