Incorporating the whole family
It may seem unusual to incorporate baby food in a meal for you and your partner (or grown kids) but many of your infant’s first foods can easily transition to garnishes or side dishes—and vice versa.
“Peach and parsnip puree is a yummy topper for chicken or pork chops and leek and lima bean whipped potatoes is a delicious side dish,” Huber said. “There are also lots of family meals that can be pureed for your baby, like roast chicken or salmon and veggies.”
Feeding your baby a different meal from other children or yourself can make mealtime more hectic than it needs to be for already-busy parents, Huber said. Even setting aside some fruits and veggies that you plan to use for dinner and pureeing them for baby can be a quick way to use ingredients for every member of your family. As long as you avoid heavy sauces that could upset a small tummy or highly allergenic foods like shellfish, you can easily enjoy many of the same foods as your baby.
Here are a few of Huber’s favorite recipes for both baby and family: