Making your own baby food makes for solid fun

It’s a big milestone in your little babe’s life – when they’re finally old enough to eat solid foods! But with so many options out there, choosing what to feed them as their first foods can be a confusing choice. Using fresh fruits and vegetables to make your own baby food at home is always a great option, then you know exactly what ingredients are going into it and your little one learns to love the taste of the foods the rest of your family is already eating at home.

Our Apple Babies board on our Arctic® apples Pinterest page has lots of great ideas on different purees you can make for your little one. Here are a few of our favorite combinations you may not have tried yet:

Apple and avocado: Blend a whole avocado with apple sauce until you reach your desired consistency. This combination is great for mom or dad too – you can use any leftovers as a dip or sandwich spread!

Apple, kiwi, and zucchini: Steam three zucchini and two apples until soft. Of course, we love to use Arctic® apple slices because they’re so convenient and already sliced! Blend in a food processor with three kiwis and voila, dinner is served.

Apple, blueberry, and spinach: Steam one cup of Arctic® apple slices, one cup of blueberries, and one cup of spinach leaves, then puree together in a food processor.

Apple teething rings: When your little one starts teething, dried apple rings make a great alternative to teething biscuits. Pop a few in the freezer for added relief to those sore little gums!

The best part of making your own baby food is getting to experiment with different combinations and watching the reactions on your baby’s face to find out which ones they love – or hate! The only downfall of switching over to solid foods is the messy clean-up, but the photo memories are worth it!

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About Denise Briggs

Denise Briggs is the Communications Manager for Okanagan Specialty Fruits. She resides in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her family and values working for a company that promotes a healthy lifestyle.