First Food Purées
Here are some simple first food purees that are great for introducing solids to your baby:
Ripe banana mashed to a smooth consistency provides natural sweetness and essential nutrients.
Cooked Apple Puree:
Steam or bake apples until soft, then blend for a gentle and naturally sweet puree.
Similar to apples, cook pears until tender and blend for a delicate and tasty puree.
Sweet Potato Puree:
Steam or bake sweet potatoes and blend for a nutritious, easy-to-digest option.
Steam or boil carrots until soft, then blend into a smooth and vibrant puree.
Steam peas until tender and blend for a mild and nutrient-packed green puree.
Steam or boil zucchini until soft and blend for a mild, low-calorie option.
Butternut Squash Puree:
Roast or steam butternut squash and blend for a slightly sweet and creamy puree.
Mash ripe avocado until smooth for a creamy and nutrient-rich first food.
Remember to introduce one new ingredient at a time and watch for any potential allergies or sensitivities. Gradually increase the texture as your baby becomes more accustomed to eating solids. Always consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby’s diet.