15 Dinner Ideas 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. Great baby food for 6+ months – stage 2 baby food.

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Update: this post was originally posted in July 2017 and has been updated.

Dinner Ideas for Baby

Now that I rounded up some of my favorite breakfast and lunch ideas for baby, I thought it only fitting to give you some of my favorite dinner ideas 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.

Reasons to Love these Dinner Ideas for Baby

  • great for 6+ months
  • stage 2 baby food
  • nutrient dense
  • mixture of wholesome fruits, veggies, grains and protein
  • all purees are freezer-friendly
  • great for freezer storage stash
  • easy to defrost

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:)

Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree
This Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree is a rich and savory meal that can be served either smooth or chunky depending on your baby’s stage.
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Glass jar filled with carrot, cherry and millet baby food puree.
Sweet Potato, Pear + Red Pepper Baby Food Puree
Loaded with vitamin A, B6, C, E, folate, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, lycopene and fiber, this puree has a ton of essential nutrients for growing baby!
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Broccoli Baby Food
This Broccoli Baby Food with olive oil recipe is a great way to introduce healthy green vegetables into your baby's diet. A delicious puree full of essential vitamins and healthy fats for growing baby
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Pear, Chard + Goji Berries Baby Food Puree
Chard and Goji berries are superfoods but can have sharp flavors for little mouths – but when paired with sweet pears, they turn into a magically delicious baby food combination!
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The Best Sweet Potato Baby Food
This Homemade Sweet Potato with Curry Baby Food Puree is a fun and exotic first puree for baby! Great for 4+ months and is completely freezer-friendly!
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Roasted Strawberry + Salmon Baby Food Puree
This Roasted Strawberry + Salmon Baby Food Puree is loaded with healthy omega-3's, antioxidants, vitamin A and potassium, and is perfect for both babies and toddlers!
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Apple, Green Beans and Broccoli Baby Food Puree
This healthy homemade stage two baby food puree comes together in just minutes, is packed with vitamins, and and perfect for babies aged 6 months and up.
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Beef + Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree with Thyme
This Beef + Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree with Thyme is comfort food in a bowl – for baby! Tender, creamy, and savory, your little one will love this delicious puree for lunch or dinner.
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Strawberry, Sweet Potato + Farro Baby Food
This chunky Strawberry, Sweet Potato + Farro Baby Food is a delicious meal for baby!
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Roasted Root Veggies + Thyme Baby Food
This golden yellow puree is filled with roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and beets and sprinkled with a little olive oil and thyme for a delicious and healthy baby puree meal!
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Chunky Peach, Raspberry + Quinoa Baby Food Puree
Packed with fiber, vitamin A and C, calcium, iron and folate this chunky puree will be a hit anytime of the year.
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Thai Chicken Baby Food Puree with Mango
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Cup full of Thai chicken pure with spoon filled with baby food puree.
Red Pepper Baby Puree
This Red Pepper Baby Puree recipe is a smooth, creamy and naturally sweet puree that is loaded with vitamin A, B6 and C. Great for 4+ months and older (or stage 1 puree).
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Fall Superpower Baby Food Puree
This Fall Superpower Baby Food Puree is made with sweet potatoes, persimmons and egg yolks and is bursting with fall inspired flavors.
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Banana, Tofu + Pear Baby Food Puree
This Banana, Tofu + Pear Baby Food Puree looks meek but it is loaded with potassium, fiber and protein along with high amounts of vitamin B6, C and B2.
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