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Vegetables for baby: After 6 months of age, babies can enjoy a wide variety of vegetables from the simple carrot puree to mixed vegetable recipes. The secret is to try and offer baby different vegetables of different colors and textures.
Note: The information on this page is for educational and inspirational purposes and is not meant to replace advise given to you by your pediatrician or any medical professional.
Try to offer baby even the vegetables that you yourself might not like, baby might just love them! Your personal taste in vegetables should not determine which vegetables your baby should try out. Some foods that my little ones eat I can't eat.
Here are some of the vegetables that are nutritious and easy to prepare.
Zucchini is a good baby food vegetable as its rich in protein, vitamins A, C K, B6 and dietary fiber. Makes a lovely simple puree by itself and can also be used in lots of other baby food recipes.
I think a lot of babies love butternut squash. It makes a really creamy slightly sweet tasting puree which makes it a yummy baby food. Its also a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin E , vitamin C and minerals.
Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable. Baby can be introduced to plain broccoli puree at 6 months. Its rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C and minerals.
Cauliflower is rich in protein and is also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K. It makes a great healthy starter baby food from 6 months. You can steam or boil cauliflower. Steaming retains a lot of goodness!