Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While you and your family are chowing down on turkey and all the fixings what will your new baby be eating for his or her very first Thanksgiving?
Turns out, the Thanksgiving menu lends itself to some great, healthy food options for babies.
The folks over at Parenting.com have put together list of baby food menu items for Thanksgiving that makes even our mouths water.
Here are the highlights:
Pureed sweet potatoes for babies as young as 6 months. Keep the milk and butter out, but instead add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. Older babies who are used to solid foods can have slices of steamed sweet potatoes. Same goes for russet potatoes, butternut squash and pumpkin.
String beans cooked and cut into bite sized pieces are a tasty and healthy Thanksgiving option for babies.
For babies who are eating solid foods, small bits of turkey are the perfect introduction to their first Thanksgiving holiday.
While we suggest holding off on the pumpkin pie for a few years, a great sweet for ending baby’s first Thanksgiving meal is apples. Boiling apples to make them soft before running through a processor for a sweet, homemade apple sauce makes the perfect ending to the meal.
Then, just wait for the tryptophan to set in and baby's first Thanksgiving will end in a blissful nap that will have mom and dad extremely thankful.
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