These tasty and wholesome baby food recipes are hearty and nutritious – offer them to your little one when he is 10 months or older.
By this stage, your baby will be able to chew soft lumps – of course, you can chop these dishes to provide the right texture for your baby.
Always ensure that any pieces of meat are carefully cut into pieces small enough for him to manage easily – larger lumps can present a choking hazard.
If any of the ingredients listed in these wholesome baby food recipes are new to your baby, then read through the four day rule and allergy guidelines for some useful tips on avoiding potential digestive problems and allergic reactions.
None of our recipes use alcohol, but we do get questions from parents who want to know whether or not it is safe to share a casserole containing wine with their baby.
Although alcohol evaporates during the cooking process, around 5% remains in a casserole cooked for 2 1/2 hours (source: www.ochef.com). The percentage is higher still with a reduced cooking time.
To be on the safe side, it is a good idea to use a substitute in your recipes when cooking for baby. Replace every 8 fl oz (1 cup) of wine with 7 fl oz (7/8 cup) of one of the following
Then add 2 tbsp of either vinegar or fresh lemon juice (you may prefer to wait until your baby is 12 months + before adding these ingredients).
These wholesome baby food recipes call for fresh, natural ingredients – so you can be sure you are giving your baby the very best nutrition.
Visit the baby nutrition table for guidelines on what you should be including in your baby’s diet.
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