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Easy Tips for Baby’s First Foods

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Easy Tips for Baby's First Foods

Take the worry out of feeding your baby and try these foods first. They’re simple to make and are full of nutrients.

Easy Baby First Foods

  • Mashed banana
  • Mashed avocado
  • Baked and mashed sweet potato, butternut squash, acorn squash
  • Steamed and pureed turnip
  • Steamed and pureed zucchini
  • Steamed and pureed broccoli
  • Steamed and pureed carrots
  • Steamed and pureed peas
  • Blended hard boiled egg
  • Peeled, steamed, pureed pears, plums, peaches, nectarines
  • Oatmeal with some breast-milk or formula, a little bit of cinnamon, and some mashed banana
  • Iron-fortified baby rice cereal

Important Tips

  • Food should be pureed to liquid consistency
  • When steaming food, don’t let the water touch the fruits/veggies because it leaches vitamins and minerals out of the food and into the water (which is why the water turns green when steaming broccoli!).


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Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a master's in nutrition education. She is the founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc. Read more about her Super Crew children’s books and her experience as a registered dietitian on the About Melissa and Shop page. Discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her plant-based books and newsletter on Melissa’s Healthy Living.

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