15 Lunch Ideas for Baby – you’ll love this collection of 15 easy, healthy, and delicious baby food purees for lunch! These purees are packed with fruits, vegetables, and tons of nutrition (and taste) to keep your baby fully and happy all day. Feeding baby a delicious lunch has never been so easy! Great baby food for 6+ months – stage 2 baby food puree.

A collage of baby food puree recipes to serve your baby for lunch.

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

Baby Lunch Ideas

It was during lunch time that I usually served a new and exciting puree to baby.

The reason was simple. I found that during lunchtime my little one was usually in a good mood from just waking up from their mid-morning nap and by then I had usually taken a shower, changed into a newish pair of yoga pants and was on my second pot of coffee.

Yeppers, by noon, we were both finally ready to rock and roll!

For us, breakfast was always hit or miss depending on how they (and me) slept the night before – ie, it usually had to be easy to make and serve (here is a list of our favorite breakfast purees).

Dinner was also a good meal for my girls but my main goal for their dinner puree was getting as much of their favorite calorie and nutrient dense purees into their bellies as I possibly could in order to make them nice and full so they would (fingers-crossed) sleep through the night. I am not by any means a mom that can go without sleep.

So lunch was our time to play with food.

I introduced almost all their new flavored purees during this time. I also picked purees that were loaded with a ton of nutrient dense fruits and veggies to serve for this meal. For the most part, I found that both of my girls were really open and ready to eat during this time. They ate almost anything I would serve and because it was in the middle of the day, we were both in a good mood to try new foods and new methods of eating. These new methods of eating consisted of giving them their spoon and seeing what would happen, mess and all.

More Lunch Options

And to add even more nutrients, protein, fiber and healthy fats, here are some great add-ins to the purees below –

  • Full-fat plain Greek yogurt, which is filled with probiotics for a healthy gut. You can also serve goat, almond, coconut or soy yogurt, just make sure it is plain and has no added sugar.
  • Homemade cereal (this is a great one to try) for extra fiber and iron.
  • A spoonful of chicken or beef puree for extra protein and iron.
  • Canned coconut milk for some extra healthy fat and bonus nutrients.
  • A small drizzle of good quality olive oil, melted grass-fed butter or coconut oil for some extra healthy fat which is great for bone and brain development.

Below, you will find 15 of our favorite purees for lunch. Fun combinations that are filled with nutritious fruits and vegetables along with out-of-this-world flavors.

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5-Minute Banana, Blueberry + Avocado Baby Food Puree

4.79 stars (14 ratings)
Packed with nutrients that help in bone, heart and brain development, this puree provides a big dose of nutrients to baby in a super tasty way!
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Broccoli + Asparagus Baby Food Puree with Tarragon

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This Broccoli + Asparagus Puree is filled with 3 different green vegetables and rounded out with a touch of pear sweetness and refreshing tarragon.
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Butternut Squash Baby Food

5 stars (14 ratings)
This homemade Roasted Butternut Squash Baby Food Puree not only contains calcium, folate, vitamins A and C and fiber but it is also a deliciously smooth way to introduce butternut squash to your baby!
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Apple, Spinach + Pea Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Filled with not 1 but 2 (!!) green veggies that provide a big heaping dose of protein, calcium, vitamin A and C, fiber and iron and served with a side of yumminess.
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Peach + Cauliflower Baby Food Puree with Ginger

4.41 stars (10 ratings)
Filled with 3 whole food ingredients, this puree not only tastes great but it is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals to help baby grow big and strong.
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Butternut Squash, Cherries and Flax Seeds Baby Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
This homemade Stage 2 puree comes together in just minutes, is packed with vitamins, and is the perfect healthy recipe for babies aged 6 months and up.
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Purple Carrots, Blueberries with Nutmeg Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Filled with wholesome purple carrots, superfood blueberries and a pinch of earthly nutmeg, this puree will delight baby’s tastebuds.
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ASPARAGUS + MINT

5 stars (1 rating)
This Asparagus + Mint baby food puree is a thick and creamy combination with a light and playful taste that leaves you wanting more more more!
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Pumpkin Chicken Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Made with pumpkin, chicken, parsnips and ginger for a fun and nutritious take on the tastes of the season.
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Avocado, Pear + Kiwi Baby Food Puree

5 stars (5 ratings)
Loaded with fiber, potassium, folate vitamin A and C this puree is as healthy as it is delicious.
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Blueberry Chickpea with Rosemary Baby Food Puree

5 stars (22 ratings)
This puree is packed with antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin A and C from the blueberries and protein, zinc, manganese, folate and iron from the chickpeas. All of that goodness packed into a super simple and delicious puree!
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Sweet Potato, Mango with Ginger Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
I have found that when ginger is paired with sweet potato and mango, it calms down a little and is perfect for baby's delicate taste buds!
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Carrot, Mango + Apricot Baby Food Puree

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All of the orange produce provides your little pumpkin with a big dose of beta-carotene. This easy homemade puree will be devoured by your little one.
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EGG YOLK + AVOCADO BABY FOOD PUREE

4.67 stars (18 ratings)
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ROASTED YELLOW SQUASH BABY FOOD PUREE

5 stars (2 ratings)
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