baby food combinations

60+ HOMEMADE Baby Food Combinations

Are you running out of ideas for your baby food combinations?

You want to feed your baby healthy, homemade foods but you have no idea where and how to start, or maybe you are just looking for some inspiration.

There are many articles about baby food but not all of them go straight to the point and give you all the answers you are looking for.

We are bringing you the ultimate list of homemade baby food combinations and some super useful tips on how to prepare them and store them.

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When to start introducing baby food

According to the Mayo Clinic, the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months after birth. But the majority of babies are ready to try their first solid foods by 4 months to 6 months.

This is the time when babies learn to use their little tongue to move solid food from the front of the mouth to the back for swallowing instead of pushing it out of their mouth.

Start with single-ingredient pureed fruits and vegetables without any sugar or salt. Wait three to five days to see if your baby has a reaction, such as diarrhea, a rash, or vomiting.

After you gradually introduce different single-ingredient foods, offer your baby some combinations. Again, without any salt or sugar.

How much food should a baby eat

Once your baby is old enough and ready to eat solids, introduce them slowly. One meal of pureed fruit and vegetable consists roughly of 2 to 4 tablespoons. Feed your 4 – 8 months old baby 2 meals a day, and your 8 – 12 years old up to 3 meals a day. (source)

  • 4 – 8 months:  two meals (two to four tablespoons)
  • 8 – 12 months: three meals (two to four tablespoons)

How to make baby food

The easiest and most common way to prepare your baby food is to puree some fruits and/or veggies. To puree them you will firstly need to make them soft and tender, so they mix well together and there are no big chunks left.

The 3 most common ways to prepare your fruits and veggies is to bake them, boil them, or steam them.

Don’t forget to wash, peel, and cut them beforehand. The smaller you cut them, the faster and easier the rest of the process will be.

  1. Prepare your fruits and veggies. Wash them, peel them, and cut them if needed.
  2. Use heat to make them soft and tender:
    1. Baking – Preheat your oven and bake your fruits and veggies until soft and tender.
    2. Boiling – Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Cook your fruits and veggies on simmer until soft and tender.
    3. Steaming – Put a steamer basket into a pot and bring water to boil. Add your fruits and veggies into the basket and steam until soft and tender.
  3. Remove and let the food cool down.
  4. Transfer your fruits and veggies into a blender and blend until smooth. You can use breastmilk, formula, or cooking water to adjust the consistency.

How to store homemade baby food

Making your own homemade baby food takes some time and effort. So it is better to make a bigger batch and store the leftovers for later.

You can either store your baby food in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze it for even longer durability.

Put small amounts of frozen baby food in airtight containers and label them.

You can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

how to store baby food
  1. Place your baby food into the compartments of an ice cube tray.
  2. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  3. Pop-out frozen cubes and put them into airtight containers or freezer storage bags.
  4. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  5. To thaw, place your containers into the fridge overnight.

Ideas for baby food combinations

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Apple + Sweet potato + Cinnamon

Apple + Carrot + Ginger

Apple + Zucchini + Kiwi

Apple + Zucchini + Blueberries

Apple + Spinach + Peas

(More ideas for apple baby food)

Banana + Mango + Spinach

Banana + Beetroot + Spinach

Banana + Peas + Asparagus

Banana + Pear + Blueberries

Banana + Pear + Ginger

Banana + Kiwi + Blueberries

Pear + Spinach + Peas

Pear + Bell pepper + Sweet potato

Pear + Apple + Banana

Apricot + Banana + Apple

Apricot + Sweet potato + Carrot

Apricot + Carrot + Mango

Peach + Pumpkin + Apple

Peach + Parsnip + Apple

Peach + Caluflower + Ginger

Pumpkin + Banana + Yogurt

Pumpkin + Apple + Cinnamon

Pumpkin + Cauliflower + Zucchini

Pumpkin + Peach + Apricot

Sweet potato + Mango + Ginger

Sweet potato + Cauliflower + Apple

Sweet potato + Carrot + Spinach

Sweet potato + Carrot + Cauliflower

Sweet potato + Carrot + Asparagus

Sweet potato + Beetroot + Beans

Sweet potato + Cauliflower + Zucchini

(More ideas for sweet potato baby food)

Carrot + Pear + Spinach

Carrot + Spinach + Parsnip

Carrot + Beetroot + Chickpeas

Carrot + Broccoli + Cauliflower

Carrot + Zucchini + Bell pepper

(More ideas for carrot baby food)

Cauliflower + Zucchini + Mango

Cauliflower + Beetroot + Mango

Cauliflower + Potato + Eggplant

Cauliflower + Spinach + Blueberries

Avocado + Banana + Kiwi

Avocado + Banana + Blueberries

Avocado + Banana + Mango

Avocado + Pear + Kiwi

Broccoli + Carrot + Apple

Broccoli + Pear + Apple

Broccoli + Peach + Carrot

Broccoli + Zucchini + Potato

Green beans + Pear + Peach

Green beans + Apple + Broccoli

Green beans + Zucchini + Kiwi

Kale + Apple + Mango

Kale + Cauliflower + Sweet potato

Kale + Apple + Blueberries

Kale+ Sweet potato + Peas

Spinach + Blueberries + Apple

Spinach + Pumpkin + Apple

Spinach + Peas + Carrot

Zucchini + Avocado + Apple

Zucchini + Pear + Broccoli

Zucchini + Apple + Peas

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