These meat baby food recipes are full of goodness for baby and use fresh vegetables to create wholesome, hearty dishes.
They are suitable for babies from 10 months of age – if your little one is just getting started with meat, learn more about how and when to introduce meat to baby.
Alternatively, visit our meat baby food recipes for babies from 7/8 months.
Some parents are anxious about feeding their babies meat due to the potential choking risk – but you can safely include meat in your baby’s diet by ensuring that you cut it into pieces small enough for your baby to handle.
Some babies take to meat very quickly, whereas others are less keen to accept it.
As with all baby foods, the key is to be patient and keep trying!
A good tip is to keep the dish as “liquid” as possible, slowly reducing the amount of liquid with time so that your baby is encouraged to chew.
But remember that it is not absolutely essential that your little one eat meat – protein and iron are also found in foods such as grains, dairy products, eggs (yolks only before 1 year of age), tofu, lentils and broccoli.
So if you are worried that your baby’s diet may be lacking due to his “meat aversion”, simply increase his intake of these other foods.
If any of the ingredients listed in these meat baby food recipes are new to your baby, then apply the four day rule as you introduce them – this helps you identify and prevent potential food allergies and digestive problems.
Enjoy experimenting with these meat baby food recipes for your little one … and congratulate yourself for providing him with fresh, healthy and homemade nutrition.