Baby Food List without Baby Food

Baby Food List without Baby Food

Baby Food List without Baby Food

Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son.  This is not an all-inclusive list.  There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span.  Make the most of it!

First week (5 months):

  • Avocado, scooped out and mashed
  • Butternut quash, roasted and mashed
  • Banana, raw, mashed
  • Grass-fed ground organic beef (stir fried, and processed with breast milk in mini processor)

Foods added in the second week All foods listed above, plus:

  • Homemade rice cereal (Cooked brown rice in food mill and processed with breast milk)
  • Homemade oatmeal cereal (same procedure as brown rice)
  • Flattened pieces of cooked buckwheat Quinoa
  • Organic winter squash
  • small pieces Steamed organic broccoli and olive oil, mashed with my fingers, fed small pieces by finger

Foods added in the third week All foods listed above, plus:

  • Roasted Asparagus with olive oil, small pieces of the tips
  • Baked potato
  • Lamb shishkabob, small “strings” of meat
  • Spelt “bread” (Baker’s brand, made from just cooked whole spelt) and coconut oil spread on it
  • Baked barley with celery and carrots, mashed small pieces with fingers
  • Peas, defrosted and and mashed

Foods added in the fourth week (6 months) All foods listed above, plus:

  • Ground up meat/carrots/tomato sauce, with thyme and garlic
  • Plain organic yogurt
  • Egg-free whole wheat challah
  • Organic apple sauce
  • Organic steamed cauliflower
  • Chickpeas, cooked and individually flattened/mashed with fingers

Foods added in the seventh month All foods listed above, plus:

  • Beef stew with lots of veggies- peppers, onion, celery, carrots, processed in mini-processor
  • Mashed sweet potato and lime juice
  • Grass-fed organic lamb meatballs cut into small pieces
  • Pieces of roasted dark meat chicken cooked with herbs
  • Mango
  • Chunk light tuna, plain, tiny pieces
  • Egg yolk
  • Kidney beans (Eden organic canned), individually flattened/mashed with fingers
  • Flounder, baked with pepper, wine, and parsley
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Brussel sprouts, roasted with olive oil and thyme, gently processed in electric processor with some brown rice, carrots, and celery
  • Indian chili (chopped meat, onions, tomatoes, dill, cumin, lots of garlic)
  • Whole wheat noodles and spinach
  • Wheat germ (in yogurt)

Foods added after eight months All foods listed above, plus:

  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Kale chips
  • Flax seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Hemp milk smoothie
  • Whole wheat pancakes made with molasses
  • EVERYTHING ELSE WE USUALLY EAT, TOO MANY TO LIST!
Debra Waldoks

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Debra Waldoks is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor with a Master's Degree in Public Health. She’s an adjunct professor, nutrition consultant, occasional blogger, and most importantly, a mother of two and a wife.

 

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Comments

  • anrp

    the foods in this list are really hard to read. for example, it looks like you served “raw, mashed Grass-fed ground organic beef” and “roasted and mashed Banana” to your baby. of course that’s not right, but the lists are quite difficult to decipher.

    • http://DrGreene.com/ Cheryl Greene

      Thanks for the heads-up. Not sure how they got scrambled, but we’ll figure it out and fix it. Always love feedback like this. It really helps!