Keep in mind every baby is different, try smashing the food or giving them small pieces.  You will probably find your little one has a preference.  Watch what you are feeding your baby and don’t let them fill up on the empty calories (crackers, cheerios, breads)

If you are having trouble getting your toddler to eat vegetables check out the cleaver recipes found in “Deceptively Delicious” by Jessica Seinfeld.sBook Info


Eating fresh, raw fruits and vegetables is my goal everyday however I don’t always get the variety or the recommended 9 to 12 servings per day.   So, as my security blanket I take and recommend Juice Plus+.  I absolutely love “whole food” and know that taking Juice Plus+ is the next best thing to eating fruits and vegetables.

Juice Plus+ is the simple, convenient, and inexpensive way to add more nutrition from fruits and vegetables to your diet, every day. Juice Plus+ provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide you with a wide range of nutritional benefits.

Our family has been taking Juice Plus+ for 12 years.  During my pregnancies and while nursing I even take some extra.  Our 2 year old daughter loves the Juice Plus+ chewables and gummies – she asks for them everyday!  As a mom concerned about nutrition it brings me great joy to know that she is getting a solid foundation of fruits and vegetables. 

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Some delicious and nutritious first foods to try are (approximately 6 to 9 months old):

  • Avocado
  • Yams
  • Carrots                                   
  • Squash
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Applesauce
  • Barley or Rice Cereal (mix with your breast milk or water)

More delicious and nutritious foods (approximately 9 to 12 months):

  • Beans
  • Egg Yolk
  • Tofu
  • Peas
  • Oatmeal
  • Noodles(preferably whole grain)

Getting creative with foods beyond 12 months:

  • Nut butters
  • Apricots
  • Fish
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Pasta (preferably whole grain)
  • Cauliflower
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Brown Rice
  • Mango
  • Quinoa
  • Melon
  • Almonds
  • Kiwi
  • Whole Eggs
  • Papaya
  • Yogurt

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