Whether you've decided to do purees from the start, or a combination with baby-led weaning, these 25 healthy and easy homemade baby food recipes will have you and your baby excited for mealtimes.
4+ Months Homemade Baby Food Recipes
You want to know the best part about these 4+ months homemade baby food recipes? They're ALL freezer-friendly.
That means you can choose a few to whip up on the weekend or give yourself a few days during the week to cook and freeze and then simply take them out and thaw when needed.
And they don't have to only be smooth purees. I've put together a compilation of my favorite baby food recipes that include both mashed foods, textured purees, and lumpy options. You can also make a lot of them partly or full-on baby-led weaning style.
Pros of These Easy Healthy Homemade Baby Recipes
You want to know why I love these easy healthy homemade baby recipes? Because your life will change once you try them.
Seriously. I've seen a lot of exhausted moms asking me how I feed my child homemade baby food every single day. They simply didn't have the time to do the same.
The truth is you don't really need that much time. Especially at first when your baby is not eating that much. You just need good organization (check out our baby feeding and sleeping schedules here) and easy simple recipes that you can freeze.
And this list contains just that:
- Easy to make
- Few ingredients
- Short preparation/cooking time
- Nutritious ingredients
- Budget-friendly ingredients
- Maximizing nutrient content when cooking
Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipe Tools
To make things even easier for you, I've compiled a list of my essential baby food recipe kitchen appliances that I'm eager to share with you.
First Food Baby Recipes
If you're just starting to feed your baby solids with purees, I recommend you jump straight to our 45 purees in 45 minutes recipe. It will save your life – literally make purees for a whole month in one afternoon.
And once you go through these or just get bored with them, I have loads of simple 1-2 ingredient starter baby food recipes for you.
Oatmeal Baby Food Recipes
If you've been a Creative Nourish reader for some time now, then you probably know that oats are one of our favorite foods. So naturally I have loads of oatmeal baby recipes to share with you.
Dairy Baby Recipes
The dairy food group is one of those you love or hate. So if you've decided to go with dairy for your baby, I've got a few recipes that include yogurt, cheese and kefir – fermented baby foods that you can give to your baby before they turn 1 year of age.
High Protein Baby Food Recipes
Iron is a key nutrient to watch out for with a new eater, and as you may be aware, meat is packed with it. But some other high protein foods are too. Here's the short but sweet list of simple and easy protein and iron-rich homemade baby recipes.
Fruit Baby Recipes
Full of fiber to get those little digestive systems going and preventing constipation, homemade fruit baby food recipes are a life saver.
Final Word On Homemade Baby Food
So whether you've chosen to start feeding your baby with purees, do baby-led weaning all the way, or combine the two, this list of baby food recipes is your starter pack to building confidence and loving baby food prep.
Yes, it really can be easy and enjoyable. Let us know below in comments of any baby food recipes you love.
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