Baby’s First Foods: Fruits and Veggies
Bland rice or oat cereal was probably your first taste of real food. Because it’s easy to digest and easily prepared (usually just mixed with mom’s breast milk), this was, and still is, a first choice for many mothers. But your baby isn’t bland, so his diet shouldn’t be either. Introducing fruits and vegetables before grains is becoming more and more popular not only because it’s a more delicious and nutritious route to begin baby’s diet on, but it also cuts out on “filler” foods like heavy cereals. Avocados, bananas (a baby’s best friend) or sweet potatoes are all great foods to begin baby on. They are easy to digest, easy to keep on hand, and full of vitamins, minerals, fats and other nutrients.
And while you’re at it, pull the plug on those pouches! Instead, start with Wholesome Homemade Baby Food’s easy recipes and whip up some homemade baby food right in your kitchen. Setting aside a few hours on Saturday or Sunday will prep you for the week, and you’ll rest easy knowing baby has plenty of nutritious options on hand.