This toddler-friendly recipe makes enough for parents to enjoy too. Jazz up the adults’ bowls with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper and shredded Cheddar cheese.
Carrot and Pea Soup
Chicken, Potato and Sweet Pea Mash
Try this once your baby is ready to go beyond puréed baby food. Protein, starch and vegetable make it a balanced meal.
Pasta and sauce is a childhood staple; for baby’s first taste, try this version the whole family can enjoy. Use a slotted spoon to pull out al dente pasta for the adults to eat, and cook the rest of the pasta until it is soft for baby.
Smooth Sweet Potato Soup
A warm lunch that’s easy to make for baby, and mom can enjoy some too! Cinnamon is a good “starter spice” for babies. Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freeze in ice cube trays for easy portioning later on.
If Mom wants to transform this delicious baby mash into a breakfast smoothie, she can add additional apple juice. Try portioning it into servings and refrigerating leftovers for a quick meal later in the week.