With these simple pureed baby food recipes, discover which delicious fruits and vegetables you can introduce to your little one.
Once you have safely introduced these different types of vegetables, then it’s time to “mix ‘n match”. You can mix any number of vegetables in any combination you choose, but these are some tried and tested favourites of ours that you might like to try…
Healthy and delicious, fruits make wonderful first foods for babies. Not all fruits are suitable at this stage, though – see pureed baby food recipes – foods to avoid, for more information.
As with baby’s first vegetables, you can combine different fruits to create new flavours that your baby will adore. Our children all enjoyed these combinations –
If you’re in a hurry or fresh fruit is unavailable, you could use canned fruit instead of fresh. But make sure that the fruit is in its own juice, and not a sugary syrup!
Another idea is to stir a little fruit puree into some pure, non-flavoured natural yogurt (here’s a recipe to make your own).
It’s best to use a sweet fruit for this, as the yogurt itself is quite “tangy”.
But don’t be tempted to sweeten the yogurt with honey. Honey can be extremely dangerous for babies under one year of age. See foods to avoid for more information.
To puree food for your baby, you can push it through a sieve or use a blender. (Click here to see all our recommended baby food processors, mills and grinders.)
Alternatively, consider using a hand blender – you can simply puree the food in the pot you cook it in, plus hand blenders are easy to clean up afterwards!
If your puree doesn’t come out with the consistency you’d intended, then don’t miss our tips for thickening or thinning baby food purees. PLUS – learn how adding wheat germ to your baby’s purees provides a huge nutritional boost!