As your baby starts to grow some teeth, you can now slowly introduce some solid foods into their diet. But, a lot of parents still do not know what foods to feed them exactly, which is why in this article, I will cover the top 10 foods that you should feed your baby before they turn 1. Of course, you may want to prepare your baby bibs so that they won’t get dirty. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
There are so many different kinds of berries out there, which makes it a prime food to introduce to your baby at an early age. They say that we eat with our eyes and there are plenty of different choices to make it more appealing for your baby.
You can either chop the berries off so that you can feed it to them finger-food style or you can put them in a blender and create a very healthy puree for them to drink.
Berries contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which is why it is a prime candidate to feed them these before they reach their first birthday.
There is a huge chance that your baby is allergic to peanuts when they’re still young, but there is actually a landmark study that encourages parents to feed their babies some peanuts even though they have an allergic reaction to it.
The reason is that peanuts contain a lot of amazing nutrients that their baby needs. But, do not just chop some peanuts as it can present a choking hazard. Instead, use peanut butter (the unsweetened one).
This fatty fish is not only healthy for adults; it is actually also healthy for babies as well. It is packed with DHA and Omega-3 fatty acids that will help improve your toddler’s cognitive capabilities.
Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables you can feed to your child. Slowly introduce this amazing vegetable to them and I promise you that they will thank you for it.
You’re probably thinking why you want to feed your baby some protein at an early age, but it is actually a good thing.
Beef is one of the healthiest proteins out there as they are packed with B-vitamins, protein, and zinc which helps your baby’s body grow stronger. You can either serve it pureed or mixed into a green vegetable puree.
6. Whole Grains
I think you should know by now that carbohydrates are one of the most important food groups out there. That being said, you want to feed your toddler with whole grains such as quinoa, oats, brown rice, and other options as they provide the most bang for the buck without the extra added sugar.
This particular vegetable is a staple for many babies because of its naturally sweet taste. It is rich in Vitamin A and you can pair this up with a lot of different foods as well.
Eggs are easy to prepare and they contain a lot of protein per serving. That being said, it contains B-vitamins, Choline, Protein, and a lot of different things that your baby’s body needs. You can either serve it as a chopped off hard-boiled egg, scrambled egg and even add it to your vegetable puree as well.
Lentils are rich in iron and they can be combined seamlessly with other vegetables as well. You can add them to purees with ease.
They are naturally sweet and contains vitamin C which your baby needs. You can mash this up or chop them to make it a part of their finger foods.