Top 10 Organic Foods For Baby
If you're going the organic route when it comes to feeding your baby, it may be a little harder finding the right foods. Of course, there are so many options, but it if start with the basics, you can build from there. Choosing organic foods for your baby may reduce the exposure to pesticides and other harmful chemicals that could be present in conventionally grown foods. Remember, choosing organic foods for your baby is a personal choice, and it's always a good idea to talk to your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a nutrient that helps support eye and skin health. With sweet potatoes, they can be pureed or you can make sweet potato fries cut into small pieces in order for your baby to have an easy time eating them.
Avocado is a great source of healthy fats and vitamins C, E, and K. Like sweet potatoes, avocados can be pureed and fed to your your baby. You can also mash avocado and combine it with baby cereal or sprinkle ground flax seeds on top for extra flavor. To ensure that it won't brown, make sure to add lemon juice!
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can support brain development. They can be ate by themselves or chopped into even smaller bits to avoid choking. Pureeing blueberries is also a tasty option!
Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber, making them a great choice for babies. Once again, you can puree bananas. You can also mash them and add cinnamon to give a little more flavor. You can also make banana popsicles to help with teething pains.
Quinoa is a nutritious grain that is high in protein and fiber. Quinoa is very similar to that of rice. So, it is perfectly safe for a baby to eat. You can cook it just like you would with rice and you can also use a rice cooker to cook quinoa as well!
Broccoli is rich in vitamins C and K, as well as folate, fiber, and calcium. Just like many others on this list, you can puree broccoli! For more intricate meals that may be more tasty, you can find many online that are baby approved and safe.
Spinach is an excellent source of iron, which is important for healthy blood and brain development. Of course, there is not much you can do with spinach other than pureeing it. So, make it more interesting (and maybe easier to eat) by adding apple to it. This adds some added sweetness and familiarity.
Apples are rich in fiber and contain antioxidants that can help support overall health. Cutting them up into small bits can be good when teaching your baby to chew. You can also feed them apple sauce and for added taste, add a bit of cinnamon to it. You can also find flavored apple sauce at the store!
Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, fiber, and vitamins that can help support healthy vision and skin. Carrots can be pureed and they make for a very healthy meal. Fruit purees such as peach and mango can be added for enhanced flavor.
Lentils are high in protein and fiber, and are also a good source of iron, which is important for healthy blood. Like all the others, it can be pureed and other fruits or vegetables can be added for a better flavor!
There's a book available on Amazon, The Big Book of Organic Baby Food, that we recommend.
It is important to remember that every baby is different, and it's always a good idea to consult with a pediatrician or a registered dietitian before introducing new foods to your baby's diet.
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