When your baby approaches the 6 months of age and able to hold themselves upright in a high chair with good neck support while also showing signs of interest in your foods they may be ready to begin solids.
It is important to offer nutrient dense foods that have been pureed to a smooth consistency in addition to an iron fortified cereal such as brown rice to begin with. Whether you are breastfeeding or using formula, up until 12 months of age the Milk is always offered First.
Here are my Top 4 Cooked Puree’s that have been a hit with my little girl’s journey in starting solids. Coconut Oil is a great way to increase nutrient absorption from the foods during digestion and also offer healthy fats similar to that found in mothers breast milk. Perfect to cook with and you may add an additional teaspoon when blending everything together.
It is such an important time when you get to experiment and offer a variety of foods that will allow your baby to Thrive so enjoy the journey and make it as fun as possible for you both to enjoy the experience.
Nutrient Rich Baby Food Blends
1 large Pear 1/2 Apple 1/2 cup Quinoa 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil 1 cup Kale 1/2 Cup Quinoa 4 Sulphate-Free Dried Apricots 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Broccoli 1/2 cup Beetroot 1/2 cup Chicken Breast 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil 1 cup Kale 1/2 cup Sweet Potato 1/2 cup Chicken Breast 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil Cooking can be done on the stove in a med pot with the lid on. Fruit & Veg skins are peeled, diced and simmered on low-med heat for approx. 10mins using coconut oil and 1/2 cup water until soft. Kale leaves are removed from stalk and added in the last 3 minutes. Broccoli de-stalked and only needs 6 minutes. Chicken is diced and cooked through first using the coconut oil, then remaining ingredients added with 1/2 cup water until soft. Quinoa is cooked separate and added into the blender at time of puree. Water may need to be added at time of puree until a thick smoothie consistency They will last 3-4 days in the fridge and I love using Glass storage containers.
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