The Magic of a Sweet Potato Puree

Moms, baked sweet potatoes are so easy to make, and make the best first food to puree for your baby. They are inexpensive, rich in vitamins and minerals (such as vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, copper, and manganese). They are a great source of fiber, they taste good, and Fall is right around the corner […]

Broccoli Puree

Broccoli is one of the best and healthiest vegetables you can feed yourself and your baby. Add some formula or breast milk to this recipe to create a creamy consistency. Broccoli Puree Ingredients 1/2 head broccoli 2 tbsp breast milk or formula Instructions Steam broccoli in the Baby Bullet Steamer on setting 5. Let cool. Place the […]

Butternut Squash and Brown Rice

My little Elle loved, loved, loved butternut squash as a baby. Actually, she loved when I steamed any vegetable that was orange. She loved carrots, sweet potatoes, you name it… But then, at 16 months, her love for the orange vegetable began to wave. How can she be growing up this fast? This made me […]

Papaya Puree

At my house, we love tropical baby foods. I’m always mixing pineapple into savory foods or bananas in with peas. A good smash-up is our thing. Recently, I realized Elle hadn’t tried papaya fruit yet! This fruit is not my favorite because of its musky smell, but my mom loves it and, after trying it, so does […]

Healthy Carrot Puree

For a first foods puree, you want to make sure you dice the carrots all the same size so they cook evenly. Steam them for 20 minutes or until they are really tender. Since your baby is just learning how to eat, make sure the carrots are extra soft before pureeing them to keep your little one from choking on any tiny, […]

Butternut Squash Puree

Super simple and sweet. Kenya was addicted to butternut squash as a baby and still loves it to this day! It’s also a great thing to keep on hand to mix into other purees. Butternut Squash was one of Kenya’s first foods. Smooth, creamy and easy for baby to get down. This is a must […]

Mango Creamsicle

My favorite avocado lady at the farmers market has been selling mangoes lately. They have a gorgeous color and smell like heaven. I let them ripen a day or two until they’re soft, but not mushy. When you cut into them, the meat is almost neon yellow. Mango is rich in the antioxidants beta-carotene and […]

Baby’s First Plum Puree

The moment plums are in season, go out and get some right away! The dark purple hue of the plums is so beautiful and the meat is sweet and when pureed, perfect for a baby. You could easily peel the skin off of ripe plums and skip the step of pushing it through a sieve, […]

Brown Rice Cereal

Like a lot of moms, I started feeding my kids brown rice cereal when they were 6 months old. I never even thought about making it homemade. The baby food companies perform some of their most impressive marketing when it comes to this tried and true first food, because while I bought it by the […]

Baby’s Best Bites: Oatmeal

My ‘Baby’s Best Bites’ series focuses on nutritious, whole ingredients that every parent should know about. These are foods that do a baby good and are easy to incorporate into the whole family’s diet. Check out the other Baby’s Best spotlights: yogurt, avocado, and eggs.  It’s finally time—baby is ready for solid food! You may […]