Here are 15 Dinner Purees for Baby that will leave your little one full and satisfied. Loaded with nutrients, protein and some complex carbs, these purees are a healthy way for baby to end their day.
Now that I rounded up some of my favorite breakfast and lunch purees for baby, I thought it only fitting to give you some of my favorite dinner purees for baby as well. That’s over 45 healthy purees to make your little ones taste buds explode with happiness all-day-long!
When deciding which puree to serve for dinner, I like to start with purees that are filled with calorie dense fruits and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli and mangos. My theory is that the more calories baby has before bed the higher the chance they will sleep longer through the night <—- just a theory, no scientific research besides my own lazy mom observation has been done on this.
Next, if your baby is eating proteins and grains, I like to mix some in for even more nutrients and calories.
Think about it this way, what are you eating for dinner? Besides pizza or a cheeseburger;) I bet on the good diet days your plate is full of vegetables, a small portion of grains and some type of protein. Since you are cultivating a little mini-you, make baby’s dinner purees just like your plate. This could be made into a single puree like the Thai Chicken with Mango Puree mixed with some cooked quinoa. Or another approach you can have is to serve several different purees for a full meal – Broccoli + Olive Oil Puree, Sweet Potato + Curry Puree with a side of Apple + Cinnamon Puree for a dessert.
Whichever puree you serve your little one, pour yourself a tall glass of wine and enjoy a healthy meal with your little adventurous eater, no matter how long or stressful meal time is:)
Sweet Potato + Strawberry Puree with Farro (second recipe down in post)
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it’s not many!