As your baby grows, their nutritional needs evolve, and it’s time to introduce them to new flavors and textures. After eight months of age, you can gradually expand their diet beyond breast milk or formula. In this article, we will explore four nutrient-rich foods that are perfect for introducing to your baby’s diet after eight months.
Creamy and packed with healthy fats, avocados are an excellent first food for babies. Mash or puree ripe avocado to a smooth consistency and offer it as a standalone meal or mix it with other fruits or vegetables.
Quinoa is a nutritious whole grain that provides protein, fiber, and essential minerals. Cooked quinoa can be easily mashed or pureed to a baby-friendly consistency. Mix it with pureed fruits or vegetables for added flavor.
Sweet potatoes are a delicious and nutritious vegetable that introduces a touch of natural sweetness to your baby’s palate. Steam or bake the sweet potato until soft, then mash or puree it for a smooth texture. It can be served alone or combined with other vegetables.
Lentils are a fantastic source of plant-based protein and fiber. Cooked and pureed lentils can be easily incorporated into your baby’s diet. Start with red or yellow lentils, which have a softer texture, and gradually introduce other varieties.