There are plenty of healthy foods for babies out there but we have rounded up the healthiest ones that your baby should be eating on a regular basis.
Yogurt is creamy and easy to eat. It is rich in vitamins and helps a baby digest food quicker. Your baby can have yogurt at 4-6 months. You can opt for plain yogurt that has no added sugar. Yogurt makes for a great snack when added to fruits such as berries and bananas or even mixed with rice!
Sweet Potatoes come in two varieties: orange fleshed and creamy fleshed. Both have red skins and both are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. This can be pureed for your baby and served with vegetables such as peas and corn.
This is a super food for your baby since it is high in beta-carotene. Squash is easy to digest and provides your baby with tons of vitamins and nutrients.
They are soft, sweet and full of fiber! Many babies suffer from constipation when they are switched to solids so adding prunes to their diet will definitely help with this problem. Keep things moving by adding pureed prunes to your baby’s meals to help with any constipation issues.
Lentils are a perfect source of protein and fiber for your baby. You can easily boil a cup of lentils and mash them up for your baby. Serve with carrots and as your baby gets older you can add spinach too!
Eggs are a great food for busy parents. They are easy to prepare and easy to eat. Eggs contain tons of nutrients such as iron, folate and choline. Eggs are a high source of protein for your baby!
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, the plant form of vitamin A, and make excellent food for babies since babies like their naturally sweet taste. The darker the carrot the better, older carrots contain more beta-carotene than baby carrots.
Baby cereal should be the first cereal you introduce to your baby because it does not contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, oats, barley, and rye that can cause food allergy if introduced before 6 months. Baby rice is easily digested and has a milky taste that helps ease your baby’s transition from a milk-based diet to solids.
When your baby is 6-8 months old you can start adding cheese to their diet. Cottage cheese is great if your baby has been ok with yogurt and other soft cheeses. You can add a small portion to your baby’s diet, as it will help digestion. You can feed your baby cheese a few times a week as a small snack throughout the day.
Red meat provides the best source of iron for your baby. It is important to introduce iron rich foods to your baby early on since breast milk does not contain enough amounts of iron. Start out by cooking small pieces of meat and mashing sweet potatoes as a side for your baby.