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Feeding your baby the same thing as the rest of the family—with a few modifications—makes your life simpler. If you're lucky, you might also save on food battles later on by opening up your little one to diverse flavours... right now.
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A version of this article appeared in the May 2014 issue with the headline “One meal to feed them all,” pp. 84-92.
This Moroccan-inspired stew gets a touch of sweetness from dried apricots, making the puree an absolute winner for baby taste buds.
Get the recipe here: Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots
Healthy and hearty, this chowder will be gobbled up by older kids and babies alike. Poached fish stays really moist, making it easy to turn into baby food.
Get the recipe here: Fish and Corn Chowder
Try making this recipe as mini meatballs for self-feeders, or break larger meatballs into pieces. Either way, this is a delicious and satisfying dinner that quickly comes together.
Get the recipe here: Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs
Steak is the star of this meal for grown-up palates, with a roasted veggie side dish that works for diners big and small. Antioxidant-packed cauliflower is irresistible when roasted, even to the pickiest eaters.
Get the recipes here: Seared Steak with Green Olive Relish and Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp
The edamame in this light and fresh-tasting pea soup gives it a dose of protein. Plus, it's bright green—perfect for a spring evening!
Get the recipe here: Fresh Pea and Edamame Soup with Mint and Feta
Hearty and packed with whole grain goodness, try this easy-to-prepare side dish tonight. Perfect for gluten-free eaters.
Get the recipe here: Brown Rice Pilaf
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