Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 2 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals.
- 4 Medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- Once you’ve successfully fed your baby just apples, add a flavour kick by adding 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger for next time
- In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add the apple chunks. Cover and steam until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Transfer the apples to a food processor or blender. Process until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water to the blender if needed to help it blend.
Nutrition per serving (2 tablespoons): 24 calories: 0g protein; 0g fat (0g sat. fat); 6g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 5g sugars; 1mg sodium; 3mg calcium: 0mg iron; 49mg potassium; 2mg Vitamin C; 26IU Vitamin A
If you find that your baby doesn’t like a certain purée, don’t give up. Try again in a week or two, or mix it with a purée that you know your baby eats.
Try adding a few simple finger foods to your baby’s try such as Cheerios, cooked beans, or small chunks of soft fruit. Chances are your baby won’t eat much of these foods yet, but eating with their hands is an important skill to begin practicing.
It’s also time to introduce a sippy cup. Serve just a splash of water, breast milk, or formula at each meal.