Giving your baby their first foods and helping them experience new flavors and textures is such a fun and exciting time! After you have introduced fruits and veggies, what is the next step? What foods are ok to give and when? What about food allergies? These are some of the most common questions parents have when first introducing foods to their baby. We recently teamed up with author Clancy Harrison to give you her new Feeding Baby book.
This book not only includes over 80 delicious baby food recipes from first foods to more advanced foods, but also nutrition information on which foods are best for your baby! She has helpful tips for picky eaters, food allergies and babies, and lots of amazing charts like this one!
She explains in the book that fresh herbs are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They help build tough immune systems, and even aid in digestion.
We made one of our favorite foods from the book, as a baby version! Chicken Pot Pie. This recipe combines the simplicity of basic veggies with herbs, to introduce your baby to new flavors!
This simple recipe combines sweet potato, carrots, chicken, black strap molasses, and rosemary (you can also use sage or thyme) So why blackstrap molasses? She explains in the book that it is high in iron and other minerals. One drop is enough to give your child’s food a healthy boost of iron. You should look for unsulfured, organic blackstrap molasses – two of her favorite brands are Grandma’s Molasses and Brer Rabbit Molasses.
These food were all pureed before we combined them together for the recipe. She has an entire section in the book that teaches you how to make purees, which food pair well together, certain food that when combined make for optimal nutrition and lots of other really helpful tips when making baby food.
We really love this book because it aligns with our goal of helps to create good habits when babies and kids are young for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Baby’s First Pot Pie