Now that my little one is approaching toddler-hood, I look back with fondness on all the homemade baby food recipes I made for him. I miss the days of spooning food into his little mouth. Those days seem to be long gone for my 15-month-old, who decided very early on to self-feed.
I rounded up 10 of our favorite homemade baby food recipes to share. Nearly all of these are complete meals—meaning they contain more than just one ingredient. They are a good, healthy balance of fruit/veggie with healthy proteins; ideal for babies 6 to 9 months who have moved on from eating single-ingredient meals. I use organic ingredients in all of my baby food recipes and puree them at home in a food processor.
I hope your baby enjoys these homemade baby food recipes as much as mine did! Cherish every moment because it will pass before you know it. Enjoy!
Thanksgiving dinner for baby. Fresh green beans, mashed potato, turkey and sage, made creamy with the addition of yogurt.
Chicken with sweet potato, white potato, carrots and herbs, cooked in a nutritious chicken broth.
An Italian-inspired recipe full of roasted veggies like zucchini, eggplant, green peppers and tomato, with quinoa and Parmesan cheese.
The baby food version of this hearty comfort food. Chicken, celery, carrots and potatoes stewed with bay leaf and thyme.
A smoothie just for baby–a great way for baby to get more nutrition with chia and fresh fruit. Just mix with milk, breast milk or formula!
A healthy version of this classic dessert; naturally sweet and delicious.
All the flavor of the family favorite made just for baby!
Chicken, carrots and lots of sweet green peas make this a favorite baby food recipe.
A one-pot combination of fresh ingredients, simmered in chicken stock for lots of flavor and extra nutrition.
Sweet and packed with healthy vegetables and protein from the addition of quinoa, this recipe is easy to customize.
Some more recipes for self feeding: