Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Updated on February 14, 2008
L.A. asks from Aiea, HI
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Aloha..I have been making baby food for my son since he was about 6 months old. He is about to turn one and I want to add more protein to his diet. He doesn't have any teeth yet so I know that I have to really grind and shred the chicken and fish.
If you have any good recipe ideas I would greatly appreciate your help. Please keep in mind that I prepare all organic foods and I do not want to introduce pork of beef to him just yet.
Mahalo, L.

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J.R.

answers from San Diego on

I am raising my son vegetarian, and I buy organic whenever possible. Making sure he gets enough protein is a big concern for us. We make a lot of bean-based dishes, as well as pea soup and lentils. He loves tofu and cheese. Eggs, broccoli, spinach, and rice are also good vegetarian sources of protein. We haven't tried edamame yet, but I've heard some babies really like it. Good luck!

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J.N.

answers from San Diego on

I have a 14-month old daughter, Malialani, who I made all babyfood for and am raising vegetarian (some fish as dad eats fish). Check out the website, wholesomebabyfood.com, i found some really great recipes to puree and some great finger foods once your little guy starts getting teeth. hope this helps!

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J.W.

answers from Los Angeles on

i agree with what quinn posted - but there is also a great book called super baby food by ruth yaron. she has great, healthy recipes and ideas!!

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A.D.

answers from Las Vegas on

Have you thought about tofu? It's already soft. You can mash it up and add a little bit of chicken broth along with some soft veggies. Excellent source of protein! Hmm...what about beans and rice? Let me know what you create!
-A.

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J.L.

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I haven't fed our daughter, 13 months, any meat yet. Trader Joes has great pre-cooked lentles that she loves. Lets see; we feed her beans, she loves Indian food so lots of chickpeas, she does eat peanut butter, but, of course, I wouldn't recommend that for every child. Cheese, yogurt, and milk are good sources of protein. Surprisingly, potatoes have quite a bit of iron, if you're thinking about that, too. We cook spinach in olive oil, take just a bit and wrap it in string cheese.

Again, not for every family, but we are going to start giving her sushi (highest grade, of course).

I'm going to be following this thread because I always could use ideas about how to change it up: )

Jen

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S.T.

answers from San Diego on

My favorite standard was whole wheat spaghetti, a little ground turkey, and marinara sauce. I overcooked the noodles so they would mash up easier and my kiddos loved it. :) It is also a really good way to add more veggies, like squash and carrots to the sauce. :)

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C.R.

answers from Los Angeles on

I make chicken soup for my 9 month old daughter. it has the chicken, carrots, potato and squash. I add a tad bit of chicken boullion to give it a little bit of flavor for her. I mash up the chicken and veggies and then give it to her.

Also I feed her the YO-BABY yogurt with fruit in the morning. ALso the lentils from Trader Joes, as mentioned, are good. They are precooked.

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Q.N.

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any thing you would eat your self ground up should be fine for him. so take a small portion of your meal and run it thru a food mill

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A.T.

answers from Honolulu on

Aloha...I too have the same struggles with feeding my 8 mo old daughter. I've been making baby food for 2 of my children now...my son and now this daughter (I have 4 total) and I love that I can eat it right along with her because it's real food. I am also in Hawaii and if you wanted to chat or meet up, we can maybe figure stuff out together. I'm in Honolulu and you can reach me at [email protected]____.com.

aloha,
laulii

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A.D.

answers from Los Angeles on

Check out this website wholesomebabyfood.com It is an organic baby food website with lots of great recipes and information.
I have a 3 1/2 month old and have been researching making her organic food when she starts solids. It sounds very easy and kinda fun.
A.

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