2. Explore new veg and fruit
Once your baby’s comfortable with single vegetables, introduce combinations with lumpier textures in thicker purées, mashed food or soft, well-cooked finger food. Try small amounts and offer more if it gets gobbled up.
Butternut Squash and Banana Purée
Prep 5 mins | Cook 10 mins
• 150g Butternut Squash flesh
• 1 Mini Banana
Chop the squash into small chunks and boil for 10 minutes until tender; drain and mash. Peel the banana and chop into a bowl then mash. Add the squash and banana together, then mix well. Either leave mashed or blend to a purée.
3. Add meat, fish, proteins, dairy and carbs
Add iron to their diet through red meat and green veg. Introduce dairy products and provide protein through meat, fish, beans and eggs. Try starchy carbs like rice and potatoes too.
Sunday Chicken Dinner
Prep 7 mins | Cook 20 mins
• 60g peeled Carrot
• 60g peeled Parsnip
• 60g peeled Swede
• 120g peeled Potatoes
• 40g frozen Peas
• 65g cooked Chicken Breast Slices
Chop all veg into small chunks and boil for 15 minutes. Add peas, bring back to boil and cook for 5 more minutes. Drain veg but keep some water. Finely chop chicken and add to veg. Serve if your baby can eat solids. If not, purée with some of the liquid or baby’s usual milk.