Best Baby Food Recipes – a full collection of homemade recipes that are perfect for all stages of solids! All of these recipes are delicious and full of natural and healthy ingredients. From 4-month starter purees all the way to chunky purees, these recipes will take you up to and beyond 10 months.

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Baby Food Recipes

Making your own baby food can seem super daunting 😰 at first, but in reality, it is so easy! If you are just starting out – then make sure to read my Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food!

All of these recipes below are quick and easy to make at home, don’t require many ingredients and they also taste 💯 better than any store-bought brands.

Baby purees are also the ultimate meal prep item – as they freeze really well making it easy to make in batches and defrost when baby is hungry.

Below you will find easy and healthy purees for stages 1, 2 & 3 for your baby, and with so many options you’ll easily find something they enjoy 😋!

Make sure to PIN 📌 this post, so you can have easy to find recipes for baby for months to come!

Not sure which Stage your baby is at? Check out my Guide to Baby Food Stages!

Tips for Making the Best Purees

  • Use fresh produce, organic when possible: using the freshest ingredients will ensure you get the best-tasting baby food purees.
  • Adding Spices: adding spices and herbs to baby’s purees is completely optional, but is a great way to ramp up the flavor without adding in any salt or preservatives. Believe it or not, baby is used to spices from what you have eaten, whether that is from breastmilk or from the womb. These early stages of feeding is all about exposure to all of the different tastes of veggies, fruits, protein, carbs and spices.
  • Freezer-Friendly: all of the purees below are completely freezer-friendly. So make that work for you! Make a double batch so you can serve some to baby for the week and then freeze the rest for later on.

How to Make Homemade Baby Food

If you are just getting started making your own baby food – then welcome! This is a fun (and yummy) club to be in 😄. While it seems daunting at first, making your own baby food is super easy once you get the hang of it. I would suggest that you start by reading my very in-depth Guide on how to Make Homemade Baby Food, and then checking out some of the Stage One Puree Recipes, as many of them have step-by-step videos that show you just how easy it is to make you own baby food 👊.

Tools to Make the Best Purees

Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tool essentials to make the process of cooking, blending and freezing baby food super simple.

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

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Stage 1 Baby Food Recipes

Below you will find a list of the best starter single-ingredient purees for baby. Great for 4+ months of age.

Looking for more informational resources on how to start baby on purees? Then check out these posts – Ultimate Guide on How to Make Homemade Baby Food, 10 Best First Foods for Baby, and Best Yogurt for Babies.

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Apples Baby Food Puree with Cinnamon

4.5 stars (28 ratings)
This Apple Baby Puree recipe is a wonderful first food for baby! A delicious nutrient-dense puree that baby will go gaga over!
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Broccoli Baby Food

4.56 stars (29 ratings)
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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Pea Baby Puree (stage one)

4.67 stars (24 ratings)
A delicious way to introduce peas to baby. Mild peas paired with a fresh hint of mint – a mouth-watering combo!
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Pear Baby Puree (Stage One)

5 stars (9 ratings)
This smooth and creamy homemade Pear Baby Puree is a wonderful first puree for baby – easy on the taste buds and great for their growing bodies!
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The Best Sweet Potato Baby Food

5 stars (18 ratings)
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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Carrot Puree Recipe for Baby (Stage 1)

4.3 stars (60 ratings)
Filled with nutritious steamed carrots and a pinch of nutmeg – this puree will sure to delight your little ones taste buds!
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Green Bean Baby Food

5 stars (7 ratings)
Green beans are steamed until just tender, this puree has a mild taste for baby's palette.
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Roasted Bananas + Cinnamon Baby Food Puree

4.39 stars (13 ratings)
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Mango + Mint Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
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Peach Baby Puree (Stage One)

5 stars (3 ratings)
Smooth and creamy, this homemade Peach Baby Puree delivers big on taste with naturally sweetened peaches and flecks of vanilla bean.
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Homemade Quinoa Baby Cereal (4+ months)

4.39 stars (36 ratings)
This smooth and creamy Homemade Quinoa Baby Cereal has an earthy and robust taste and is loaded with protein, fiber, iron, folate and magnesium. It’s great served as a meal itself or mixed with baby’s favorite fruit or vegetable puree.
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Yellow Squash + Thyme Baby Food Puree

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This baby food puree is a great first food for baby – mild, creamy and filled with essential nutrients for growing baby
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Butternut Squash Baby Food

5 stars (9 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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Homemade Baby Rice Cereal

4.82 stars (32 ratings)
Using only 1-ingredient, this Homemade Baby Rice Cereal is a simple and easy recipe to make baby!
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Stage 2 Baby Food Recipes

Stage 2 purees will make baby’s mealtime more exciting, with multiple-ingredient combination purees. This is the time to really focus on exposing baby to a wide variety of fruits, veggies, grains and proteins along with spices and herbs to make fun and unique flavor combinations. Great for 6+ months of age.

Looking for more informational resources on how and what to feed baby? Then check out these posts – 6-9 Month Old Baby Food Puree Menu (FREE Printable), 9 Best Organic Baby Food Pouches, Best First Open Cups for Baby and 6 Best Probiotics for Infants, Babies + Toddlers (plus, why they need them).

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Superpower Green Baby Food Puree

4 stars (8 ratings)
Broccoli and spinach can be a strong flavor for baby, but when paired with creamy and mild avocado, this green puree becomes an instant hit.
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5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Puree

4.67 stars (6 ratings)
This 5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Food recipe is a simple and delicious baby food puree filled with fiber, antioxidants, folate and potassium for the win!
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Apple, Carrot + Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree

4.75 stars (16 ratings)
This vibrant puree has a fun yet complex sweet and savory taste profile and I would for sure add in a pinch of mild curry powder or chopped fresh thyme to play up the exotic flavor that is happening.
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Carrot, Corn & Pumpkin Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
This comforting fall flavored Carrot, Corn & Pumpkin will surly be a winner with baby’s expanding tastebuds. And since it is filled with nutrients that help boost baby’s eye, nerve, bone and brain development, it will be a winner with mom as well.
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Green Baby Puree with Chicken

5 stars (3 ratings)
Green Baby Puree with Chicken is a delicious chunky puree that can be made in under 30 minutes! It is loaded with healthy green vegetables, lean protein and topped off with some apple sweetness.
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Beef + Sweet Potato Baby Food Puree with Thyme

5 stars (2 ratings)
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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Veggie-Loaded Hummus for Baby and Toddler

5 stars (2 ratings)
This Veggie-Loaded Hummus Baby Food or Toddler Dip is an amazing recipe that grows with your baby!
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Salmon, Sweet Potato + Apricot Baby Food Puree

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This superpower puree is loaded with protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and C and calcium.
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Apple, Spinach + Broccoli Baby Food Puree

5 stars (4 ratings)
This simple combination puree is a great way to serve baby two different green vegetables – spinach and broccoli.
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Cauliflower, Apple + Tandoori Baby Food Puree

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This Cauliflower, Apple + Tandoori Baby Food Puree finds the perfect balance of sweet, tangy with a slight kick from the tandoori. Great way to introduce baby to the bold and exotic flavor profile of tandoori.
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Sweet Potato, Beets + White Beans Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
An easy 3-ingredient baby food that is loaded with protein, fiber, manganese, calcium, iron and vitamin A and C.
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Apple, Raspberry + Vanilla Baby Food Puree

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This light yet tangy puree is a great way to introduce baby to antioxidant rich raspberries.
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Spinach Avocado Oatmeal Breakfast Cereal for Baby

4.5 stars (2 ratings)
This vibrant green puree is made with avocado, spinach and sensitive oatmeal cereal and is full of healthy fats (help fill baby up for longer), protein, fiber, iron and folate.
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Sweet Potato, Carrots, Cauliflower Baby Food Puree with Chia Seeds

5 stars (3 ratings)
This Sweet Potato, Carrot, Cauliflower Baby Food Puree with Chia Seeds is as nutrient dense and veggie filled of a baby food puree as you can get – plus it tastes so good baby will want to eat it!
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Roasted Pear + Date Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Filled with wholesome roasted pears, dates and a squeeze of orange for a little zest!
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Sweet Corn, Squash + Apple Baby Food Puree

5 stars (6 ratings)
This Sweet Corn, Squash and Apple Baby Food Puree combination tastes so good! Filled with 3 wholesome 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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Sweet Potato, Banana and Cinnamon Baby Food Puree

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Made with only 3-ingredients – sweet potatoes, bananas and a pinch of cinnamon, this puree is as easy to make as it is to eat!
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Roasted Strawberry + Pear Baby Food Puree

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This puree is full of vitamins and antioxidants to fuel baby’s growing brain, and couldn’t be easier to make! 
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Banana, Cherry + Beet Baby Food Puree

5 stars (3 ratings)
This intensely colored Banana, Cherry and Beet Baby Food Puree is full of fiber, potassium, antioxidants and a vast amount of other essential vitamins and minerals for baby.
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Strawberry Peach Breakfast Cereal for Baby

5 stars (2 ratings)
Full of strawberries, peaches, multigrain baby cereal and a pinch of cloves, your baby will be silently asking for this cereal every morning.
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Banana + Pear + Ginger Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Made with just four ingredients – banana, pear, ginger and formula or breast milk – this recipe is as fast and easy as it gets!
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White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree

4.3 stars (20 ratings)
This White Fish + Carrot + Leek Baby Food Puree is a great basic starter fish recipe for baby and takes just 20 minutes to make.
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Banana Coconut Rice Breakfast Cereal for Baby

5 stars (1 rating)
This fun and flavorful breakfast cereal is made with banana, coconut milk, complete rice cereal and a pinch of cinnamon.
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Spinach Apple Baby Puree (Stage Two)

4.53 stars (23 ratings)
This Spinach Apple Baby Puree is high in iron and a perfect food to introduce to baby around 6 months. With the addition of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, this stage two combination puree tastes amazing!
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5-Minute Banana, Blueberry + Avocado Baby Food Puree

4.75 stars (12 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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Immune Boost Puree for Baby + Toddler

4.84 stars (12 ratings)
Filled with carrots, apples, fresh orange juice, ginger and turmeric, this puree will help keep your kiddo from getting sick all season long. 
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Berry Zucchini Oat Breakfast Cereal for Baby

5 stars (1 rating)
This healthy baby breakfast is made with a heaping serving of mixed berries, zucchini and wholesome oatmeal cereal that has a good amount of fiber, folate, iron and vitamins A, D and E in it that will help start baby’s morning off right.
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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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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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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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Blackberry + Kale + Apple Baby Food Puree

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This Blackberry + Kale + Apple Baby Food Puree is a fast and easy puree -mighty apples are steamed with dark and enticing blackberries and nutrient rich baby kale.
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Roasted Root Veggies + Thyme Baby Food

5 stars (2 ratings)
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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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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Tropical Pumpkin Puree

4.25 stars (4 ratings)
Tropical Pumpkin Baby Food Puree is a fun twist on the classic pumpkin puree and is made with earthy pumpkin, citrusy pineapple, flavorful coconut and a nice kick of ginger.
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Avocado, Pear + Kiwi Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
Loaded with fiber, potassium, folate vitamin A and C this puree is as healthy as it is delicious.
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Thai Chicken Baby Food Puree with Mango

4.45 stars (9 ratings)
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Mango + Kale Baby Food Puree with Ginger

4.8 stars (5 ratings)
This puree has it all – super sweet mango, healthy superstar kale and a pinch of tummy yummy ginger that will leave your baby happy and healthy! 
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Apple, Green Beans and Broccoli Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
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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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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Sweet Potato, Pear + Red Pepper Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
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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3 Berry + Apple Baby Food Puree

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This puree that is bursting with essential nutrients for growing baby – fiber, antioxidants, phytoflavinoids and countless other vitamin and minerals.
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Banana, Tofu + Pear Baby Food Puree

5 stars (4 ratings)
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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Stage 3 Baby Food Recipes

Stage 3 is full of hearty meals with multiple-ingredient purees with soft-cooked chunks of food inside. This stage is all about giving baby time to learn how to chew and swallow small pieces of soft foods. The next step will be finger foods or table foods.

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Blueberry Oatmeal for Baby, Toddler + Kids

4.44 stars (16 ratings)
This vivid oatmeal is the perfect warm and healthy breakfast for any age!
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Peach Rice Pudding with Vanilla + Cinnamon

5 stars (1 rating)
This Peach Rice Pudding is the perfect way to showcase the amazing taste of peaches for baby and toddler.
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Chunky Summer Veggie Pasta

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This Chunky Summer Veggie Pasta for Baby and Toddler combines all the flavorful tastes of summer into one bite-size dish!
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Strawberry, Sweet Potato + Farro Baby Food

5 stars (1 rating)
This chunky Strawberry, Sweet Potato + Farro Baby Food is a delicious meal for baby!
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Chunky Peach, Raspberry + Quinoa Baby Food Puree

5 stars (2 ratings)
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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Green Baby Puree with Chicken

5 stars (3 ratings)
Green Baby Puree with Chicken is a delicious chunky puree that can be made in under 30 minutes! It is loaded with healthy green vegetables, lean protein and topped off with some apple sweetness.
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Apple + Mint with Cottage Cheese Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
Filled with sweet apples, refreshing mint and chunky cottage cheese for a delicious meal for baby.
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Blueberry Chickpea with Rosemary Baby Food Puree

5 stars (16 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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Banana Baby Food – 8 Ways!

5 stars (4 ratings)
Bananas are a great first food for baby and can be made into a baby food puree, smashed, used for finger foods or for baby-led weaning.
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Blueberry, Mango + Avocado Baby Food Puree

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This Blueberries, Mango + Avocado Baby Food Puree is a nutrient dense and delicious meal for baby that takes less than 5 minutes to make!
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Roasted Carrot, Cherry + Millet Baby Food Puree

5 stars (1 rating)
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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