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7 family dinners to puree into baby food

Guess what? Doctors now say you can feed your baby the same things you eat as a family. Here are 7 family dinners that make perfect baby food purees.

7 family dinners to puree into baby food

Photo: Maya Visnyei

May Week of Meals

One meal to feed them all

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.

Read more: 9 tips to help picky eaters>

A version of this article appeared in the May 2014 issue with the headline “One meal to feed them all,” pp. 84-92.

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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Fish and Corn Chowder

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Seared Steak with Green Olive Relish and Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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Fresh Pea and Edamame Soup with Mint and Feta

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Brown Rice Pilaf

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

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Meal ideas to tempt picky eaters

7 healthy meals even picky eaters will love>
Got picky eaters in your house? So do we! Here are some recipes Today’s Parent editors have tried and our kids have gobbled up.

7 family dinners to puree into baby foodPhoto: Ryan Szulc
This article was originally published on Apr 21, 2014

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