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 1 3/4 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals.
- 1 lb ground chicken, preferably organic
- You could poach a chicken breast and then blend it, but starting with ground chicken makes pureeing much easier.
- Once you’ve successfully fed your baby just chicken, add in a flavour kick with 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary next time you make this
- Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Transfer the chicken to a blender. Process until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water if needed to help it blend.
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.