A guide to favourite first foods

Wondering what food to give as a starting point? Here are a few fuss-free fun options.- but the choice is really yours! Continue on with a variety of best quality, fresh, seasonal produce. Be sure to include allergens (eggs, seafood, nut butters etc within the first months (all by 10 months). Sweet Potato Why is it so good? It is sweet and palatable for baby, plus they have an amazing nutritional value. Nutrients: A, C, Folate, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Calcium Do I have to buy organic? No, they are part of the clean 15. How to prepare: 1. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 2-3 cm pieces 2. Place pieces into a saucepan with just enough filtered water to slightly cover 3. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender 4. Keep left over water to thin to puree 5. Place the sweet potato in a your blender, food processor, Moulin or preferred appliance to puree 6. Add a little of the reserved water to the puree until desired consistency is achieved Banana Why is it so good? - The mucosal properties of bananas coat baby’s tummy and aid digestion - Helpful for babies with reflux - They are affordable and easy to carry in your bag. Nutrients: A, C, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Calcium Do I have to buy organic? No, because the thick skin protects fruit from pesticide contamination. What to watch out for: Too much banana can cause constipation Associated with latex allergies How to prepare: 1. Peel a ripe banana 2. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork 3. Add breast milk/formula/water to thin (if desired) Pears (cooked) Why it so good: - Nutrient dense - Gentle on little tummies - May help to alleviate constipation - Skin is easily digested, so no need to peel - Low acidity - Helpful for babies with reflux Nutrients: A, C, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium Do I have to buy organic? Yes, skin of this fruit is easily penetrated by pesticides How to prepare: - Peel and cut ripe fruit into chunks so as to avoid the little seed portion. - Steam gently until warmed through (no need to overcook) OR Can be left raw - Place in a blender/food processor and puree until smooth. Avocado Why it is so good: It is nature’s perfectly packaged baby food! High in monounsaturated (good) fats which are essential for growth and brain development. Avocado has a fatty acid composition that is similar to breast milk. Nutrients: A, C, Niacin, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium Do I have to buy organic? No, because the thick skin protects fruit from pesticide contamination. What to watch out for: - Associated with latex allergies How to prepare: - Peel and remove pit of a ripe avocado - Scoop out flesh and mash with a fork

A guide to favourite first foods