There are lots of healthy, baby-friendly foods out there, but some stand out from all the rest! These super foods are loaded with essential nutrients, not too expensive, easy to prepare and delicious.
Between 4 and 6 months of age is a perfect time to introduce a new food to a baby. After introducing any new food, wait three days before moving on to the next new food in order to identify any possible allergic reaction. If the baby's still a beginner at eating solids, puree the food as needed.
Making baby food is quick and easy!
Squash is naturally sweet, and has a pleasing, creamy texture, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Step1: Sprinkle parmesan cheese and a little chili seasoning on half a squash.
Step2: Roast it.
Step3: Scoop out a serving for the baby.
Packed with protein and fibre, lentils provides lots of nutrition. They are also one of the cheapest healthy foods you can buy!
Combine cooked lentils with mixed vegetables (such as basil and oregano), rice, and seasonings of your choice.
Dark green leafy vegetables
Leafy greens boast high amounts of iron and folate, such as spinach, kale, chard, and collard greens, they all good for baby.
Step1: Steam and puree a batch of greens.
Step2: Mix with iron-fortified cereal (to give the baby a double dose of iron).
Suggests starting with two parts veggie to one part cereal, to find out what your baby likes.
Broccoli is Brimming with folate, fiber, and calcium, is also known for its cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli has a unique flavour that can help expand the baby's tastes.
Step1: Steam pieces until soft.
Step2: Leave to cool down
The deep, brilliant blue colour of blueberries comes from flavonoids, which are good for the baby's eyes, brain.
Step1: Combine 1 cup of blueberries with one-quarter cup of water in a bowl, microwave for one minute.
Step2: let cool. Then swirl some plain yogurt on top.