8-12 Months: Pumpkin-Banana Mash

What a treat! Buttery-soft banana is mixed with smooth and creamy pumpkin purée and spiked with cinnamon. Be sure to use a ripe banana for the sweetest flavor. Ingredients: Makes about 1/2 cup 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 medium banana sliced 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Melt the butter in a mediumContinue reading “8-12 Months: Pumpkin-Banana Mash”

8-12 Months: Greek Fish and Tomatoes

Ingredients: Makes about 1 cup Olive oil 6 oz. red snapper fillet or other white fish, bones removed 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, halved, or 2 teaspoons capers 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rub a small baking pan with olive oil. Place the snapper on theContinue reading “8-12 Months: Greek Fish and Tomatoes”

8-12 Months: Beets in Yogurt with Dill

Ingredients : Makes about 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked beats (about 10 oz.) 2 tablespoons plan, whole-milk greek yogurt 1/8 teaspoon chopped dill Purée the beets in a blender until smooth. To serve, stir together 2 tablespoons beet purée with the 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with the dill.

8-12 Months: Mighty Green Beans

Quinoa and almond butter add a punch of protein to this appealing dish. Ingredients: Makes 2 cups 1 lb green beans, trimmed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 2 tablespoons almond butter 4 mint leaves, chopped Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the greenContinue reading “8-12 Months: Mighty Green Beans”

8-12 Months: Curried Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Cauliflower, chickpeas, and curry are a classic Indian flavor combination. Ingredients: Makes about 3 cups 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth or water) 1/2 cup water 4 cups cauliflower florets (about half a head) 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder Steps In a medium saucepan, bring theContinue reading “8-12 Months: Curried Cauliflower and Chickpeas”

8-12 Months: Rosemary Roasted Pears

Give your baby a head start on sophisticated flavors with this delicious twist on basic applesauce. Ingredients: Makes about 2 cups 4 ripe (but not squishy) bartlett pears (about 2 lbs) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons almond butter Look for creamy unsweetened and unsalted almond butter Steps PreheatContinue reading “8-12 Months: Rosemary Roasted Pears”