Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes

You want the best for your baby, so why not whip up your own nutritious, delicious baby food? Using your blender is a simple way to help your baby experiment with new foods while controlling exactly what goes into their diet.

Baby Food Basics

While making baby food may seem like something best left to the professionals, it is actually extremely simple and can be done with just a little preparation and your trusty Solo Blend.

Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Keep portions small to start. 1-2 Tablespoons can often satisfy a small tummy.
  • Like with other foods, be careful to avoid potential allergens such as eggs, soy, peanut, and shellfish in your baby food recipes.
  • Opt for local, organic foods whenever possible. The best foods to splurge on (due to high pesticide levels in non-organic varieties) are apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, snap peas, and potatoes.
  • Our recipes here are for babies 6+ months old, but you can use your blended to blend soft or cooked single ingredient fruits and vegetables for younger babies.

Spinach, Apple, and Potato

  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, stems removed, washed
  • ¼ pound potato, diced
  • ¼ pound apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cups water

Bring potatoes and apples to a boil in water, them reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until soft. Add spinach and cook until tender, but still vibrant green. Let the mixture cool, then blend in batches and store safely.

Savory Fish

  • 6- ounce white fish fillet
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 leek white and green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water reserved, breast milk or formula
  • Pinch of dried or fresh thyme

Bring two inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan, then place fish, carrots, and leeks into a steamer basket. Cover and let steam 15 minutes. After cooling, transfer to your blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and strain if necessary.

Cheery Cherry Yogurt Blend

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries (pits removed)
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt

Add cherries to a small saucepan with water and cook on medium low until tender (about 10 minutes). Transfer just the cherries (leave the juice) into your blender with the yogurt. Blend until smooth, adding cherry liquid when needed.

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