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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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About the Author

Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a masters in nutrition education. She is founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc. where she is “saving the world, one healthy food at a time.” Read more about her Super Crew children’s books and her experience as a registered dietitian on the founder’s page. Discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her on-line courses and subscribe to her blog, Melissa’s Healthy Living, for nutrition updates.
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