Feeding Baby | Vegetable Purées

Now that you have the basics of making baby food purées down, it is time to get creative! Start combining different tastes. Add herbs and spices. Look for combinations that sound tasty to you, and chances are, your baby will feel the same. Here are some ideas to get you started with some of our favorite vegetables.

Feeding Baby Kale - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

KALE

  • kale with peaches & yogurt
  • kale with asian pears
  • kale with japanese sweet potatoes & thyme

Sweet Potato Baby Food

SWEET POTATO

  • japanese sweet potato with baby bok choy & thyme
  • japanese sweet potato with kohlrabi and chinese 5 spice
  • sweet potato with carrots, parsnips & rosemary
  • sweet potato with rosemary
  • sweet potato with apples & blueberries
  • sweet potato with red peppers & lentils

Feeding Baby Spinach - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

SPINACH

  • spinach with mango
  • spinach with cauliflower & nutmeg
  • spinach with broccoli, apples & peas
  • spinach with blueberries & apricots

Feeding Baby Peas - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

SWEET PEAS

  • sweet peas with cauliflower & mint
  • sweet peas with zucchini
  • sweet peas with spinach & pears
  • sweet peas with pumpkin & leeks

Feeding Baby Carrots - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

CARROTS

  • carrots with blueberries & ginger
  • carrots with potato & corn
  • carrots with onion and farro
  • carrots with turnips & rosemary
  • carrots with apples & parsnips
  • carrots with apricots, lentils & cumin

Feeding Baby Broccoli & Cauliflower - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER

  • broccoli with cauliflower & cheddar cheese
  • broccoli with pears and sweet peas
  • broccoli with apples
  • cauliflower with sweet peas & mint
  • cauliflower with apples
  • cauliflower with sweet potato & leeks
  • cauliflower with brown rice, nutmeg & parmesan cheese

Feeding Baby Green Beans - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

GREEN BEANS

  • green beans with caramelized shallots & nutmeg
  • green beans with mango
  • green beans with leeks & thyme
  • green beans with pears and peas

Feeding Baby Avocadoes - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

AVOCADO

  • avocado with banana
  • avocado with mango & cilantro
  • avocado with lime juice & cumin
  • avocado with blueberries & mango

Feeding Baby Squash - lots of unique homemade baby food recipes and ideas

SUMMER SQUASH

  • yellow squash with lentils & cumin
  • zucchini with potato & leeks
  • zucchini with onions & brown rice
  • zucchini with basil & parmesan cheese
  • zucchini with asparagus, peas & brown rice

*There are tons of vegetables that I didn’t feature here. This is just what I came home with from a farmer’s market run, and these are the most common vegetables in our house.

*There are no exact amounts listed, because everything is to taste. Yes, you should actually be tasting your baby’s food. After making a purée, I actually reserve some to serve to the whole family with dinner. Like a little soup appetizer. Our favorites are sweet peas with cauliflower & mint, butternut squash & apples, or japanese sweet potato with baby bok choy & thyme.

*Feel free to add meat to any of these purées. Since I don’t like to purée meat, I add finely chopped chicken, fish, pork or beef to the prepared vegetable purée immediately before serving.*

* Mix & Match! These are just ideas, but the fun is finding combinations that you and your baby enjoy.

Have fun with your baby’s food!

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