These 15 Stage One Baby Food Recipes will tempt your baby’s taste buds! These simple homemade baby food recipes are made with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables with an added pinch of spice that make these purees out-of-this-world delicious! Great for 4+ months of age!
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Stage One Baby Food Purees
Recently, I have been getting a ton of new readers looking for starter baby puree recipes (yay!! or should I say pur-yay!!;) so I thought I would put together a little round-up just for them.
If you are just starting out on your adventure in making your own baby purees, then I would personally like to be the first one to welcome you to the wonderful world of baby food and to also inform you that baby’s first bite doesn’t need to be boring.
Baby’s food can (and should) be delicious from the very start!
These 15 Stage One Baby Food recipes are made for babies that want to try the most delicious food from the very first bite. No boring mashed bananas or simple apple puree here. No way! We are adding in cinnamon, rosemary, curry or mint to quickly roasted or steamed fruits and vegetables that enhance their natural flavors. Simple purees that I am pretty sure you will even love.
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But before we dive into the recipes, let me answer a few of the most asked questions I get from my readers.
Can a baby have spices in their purees from the get-go?
Yes, yes, yes! Baby can absolutely have spices mixed into their purees from the very first bite. Adding a pinch of spices and herbs to baby’s food not only makes it taste better but it also gives the food additional medicinal properties. Read more here.
To reduce the risk of allergies, should I introduce the puree without the spices first and then add the spices after I know baby isn’t allergic?
My rule of thumb is that unless there is an immediate family member that has a true allergy to a spice then introducing baby to spices at the same time as a new food is completely acceptable. Spice and herb allergies in babies and adults are very rare but keeping an eye on baby when introducing any new food is always recommended.
What age should I start my baby on baby food purees?
This will totally depend on your baby – see my guide here. But they will most likely start their baby food puree journey between 4-6 months of age.
Just starting out – then check out my Ultimate Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food!
Helpful Tools for making the best baby food PUREES
- blender or food processor
- freezer storage trays – for freezing the purees
- stasher bags or zip-lock bags to hold your freezer stash
- universal steamer with lid or steamer basket
- reusable pouches for on-the-go feedings
- baking sheets
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NEW TO MAKING PUREES?
THEN CHECK OF MY GUIDE ON WHICH KITCHEN TOOLS YOU ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE THE CREAMIEST AND SMOOTHEST BABY PUREES. HINT, IT’S NOT MANY!