Safe Food for Babies & Easy Recipes

It's been around 4 months and your bundle of joy is growing, as are their taste buds! Now is the best time to introduce new flavors. But there are a few items that need to stay at the grocery store just a little bit longer. To start, while cow’s milk is commonly associated with babies, it actually shouldn’t enter their diets until the age of one. Even then it should be full fat cow’s milk. Infants struggle to digest cow’s milk due to its high concentrations of protein and minerals. This leads to stress on their kidneys and can lead to severe illness. 


Honey is also a big “no” for babies under one year old. It can contain Clostridium botulinum bacteria and cause botulism. Botulism causes weak muscles, weak cries, and breathing problems.  


While growing up, we were always told to eat our veggies. This lesson shouldn’t be taught until at least 6 months though. Spinach, beets, green beans, squash, and carrots should remain on the back burner. These foods are full of nitrates, which can lead to a blood disorder and interfere with oxygen delivery in blood. 


Below are some 4 month+ safe recipes:


Recipe 1- Asparagus Mint Puree

  1. 12 ounces of chopped asparagus steamed for 10 minutes
  1. 4 mint leaves 
  1. Puree, adding water, breast milk, or formula as needed


Recipe 2- Red Pepper Puree

  1. 2 red bell peppers and half an apple steamed for 5-7 minutes 
  2. Puree for 1 minute, adding water until desired consistency


Recipe 3- Mango Puree

  1. 2 cups of diced mango
  2. 1 banana
  3. Puree for 1 minute
  4. Add water until desired consistency

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