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Best Baby Foods

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Best Baby Foods

CarrotsBabies love carrots, which are full of beta carotene that helps keep growing eyes healthy.

BananasBananas don't keep well, so we recommend cutting off just the amount of fruit baby will eat prior to peeling. Store remaining unpeeled banana in a covered container, and serve it at the next meal.

Green PeasPeas may thicken slightly and stick together after they're refrigerated. To loosen them, stir in a small amount of water, formula, or breast milk when reheating.

AvocadoAvocados are a great portable option for baby when dining out. Use a dinner knife to halve an avocado, reserve one half in a plastic bag, and serve the remaining half to baby. Ripe avocados are usually soft enough to scoop out each bite and serve to baby using the skin as the serving bowl.

Butternut Squash

Babies usually love acorn and butternut squash because of their naturally sweet flavor and smooth, velvety consistency. Follow the same directions to make acorn squash.

Green BeansGreen beans are very fibrous, which makes it hard to get a smooth consistency. Straining after pureeing will help remove any stringy pieces. Try using frozen green beans if fresh are not in season.

Sweet Potatoes

Baking the sweet potato caramelizes the natural sugars in the potato giving it a rich, sweet flavor. You can also steam the cubed peeled sweet potato in a steamer basket for 20 to 25 minutes or until very tender.

BroccoliBoth the broccoli stalk and florets are a great source of vitamins for baby. In some babies, broccoli can contribute to gas. If this happens, wait a few weeks, and then reintroduce broccoli.

Beets

The bright-red color of beets is appealing to babies, but be careful since this vegetable easily stains clothes. If you notice that subsequent diapers take on a reddish tint, dont be alarmed; its normal for babies who eat beets.

Yellow Squash

Summer squash have a high water content, so you usually dont need to add extra liquid to thin the purees. The higher water content, though, means yellow squash and zucchini dont freeze as well as other purees.

Zucchini

Just like yellow squash, zucchini doesn't freeze well. Make it in smaller batches to avoid having too much left over.

Asparagus

This nutrient-rich vegetable is a great green to introduce. Its common for babys urine to take on a strong odor after eating asparagus, so dont be alarmed.

ApplesChoose Gala, Golden Delicious, Rome, or Pink Lady apples for this puree. They are sweeter and less acidic than other apples such as Granny Smiths.

PlumsThis sweet and juicy fruit is a great staple to mix with other purees when you start expanding babys menu.

PearsBe sure to peel and cut the pears just before you cook them so they wont have time to turn brown.

PeachesVery ripe peaches that are soft, sweet, and juicy dont need to be steamed, and you may be able to puree them with just a fork or potato masher.

Kiwifruit

Babies love the bright green color of kiwis. Since kiwifruit is so soft and easy to puree, its a great fruit to serve when youre in a hurry or on the go. Kiwifruit can be slightly acidic, so try stirring it into pureed banana the first time you feed it to baby.

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