Tasty and Simple Baby Food Recipes

Want to make your own baby food? It's easier than you think.

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Make Your Own Baby Food

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Make Your Own Baby Food

The more foods (and different tastes) you can expose your baby to early on, the better an eater she'll be down the road. So think beyond the jar with these couldn't-be-easier baby food recipes.

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Apple-Banana-Peach

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Apple-Banana-Peach

The potassium-rich banana provides a creamy base for myriad recipes, including this purée that Cooking Channel star Kelsey Nixon began whipping up for her son, Oliver (now 2 years old), when he started solids. For this recipe, Nixon says to "use a Honeycrisp or Red Delicious apple to add just the right amount of sweetness to this mash-up."

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Avocado-Banana

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Avocado-Banana

Avocado and yogurt provide good fat and calories.

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Carrot and Avocado

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Carrot and Avocado

Avocados are particularly high in the antioxidant lutein, which promotes healthy eyes and skin, while carrots are rich in vitamin A (also great for Baby's eyes) and disease-fighting antioxidants.

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Pear and Asparagus

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Pear and Asparagus

Most infants love pears, and this combo has a fresh, crisp flavor. This mush will be thicker and chunkier than a Stage 1 purée, but the lumps must be soft.

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White Bean Soup with Herbs and Parmesan

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White Bean Soup with Herbs and Parmesan

A couple months after starting solids, your little lip smacker may be ready to move on to slightly chunkier textures and more complex flavors. That's where this recipe comes in.

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Blueberry and Yogurt Muesli

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Blueberry and Yogurt Muesli

The sweet-tart fruit is loaded with antioxidants, while yogurt provides probiotics.

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Lentil Veggie Soup

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Lentil Veggie Soup

With fresh tomatoes and legumes, this medley offers vitamin C and protein.

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