Make homemade baby food more interesting and fun for your little ones by combining different foods together. Remember that babies need variety too, so don’t be afraid to experiment with flavours and textures; it can be fun figuring out what your little ones like best! Combining different foods and flavours is also a great way of expanding your baby’s palate and can help them avoid becoming a fussy eater later on.
Read on to learn how to prepare easy, delicious food combinations for your baby. Cook your food in batches and store in our portion weaning pots and freeze for future use.
Baby Food Combination Tips
- Your baby is born with a sweet tooth and some foods may be hard to introduce, by mixing purees such as parsnip and pear or beetroot and plum your baby will be more accepting of new flavours.
- From six months it is important to move on from runny purees to chunkier foods. Your baby is more accepting of new foods at this time and offering variety at this stage will ensure your baby will go through the weaning stages with ease. Increase textures by blending your baby’s puree and adding potato or pasta.
- By combining sweet with savoury, your little one is more likely to accept new tastes. Try mixing apple with asparagus or sweet potato with salmon like in our Salmon and Sweet Potato Puree.
- You can batch cook your baby’s food by preparing different purees ahead of time and freezing them separately. Store them in our weaning pots for easy storage. Once you are ready to feed your little one, defrost the purees first, and then you can start combining the different flavours together. Batch cooking will save you time and is especially useful for busy days!
Baby Food Combination Ideas 4-7 Months
During the earlier stages of weaning, you can offer simple root vegetable and fruit purees which are smooth with no lumps, such as:
Avocado and Banana Puree
Apple Prune and Cinnamon Puree
Baked Apple and Apricot Puree
Beetroot and Plum Puree
Parsnip and Pear Puree
Peach Puree with Basil and Ginger
Turnip and Apple Puree
Butternut Squash and Apple Puree
Broccoli and Cauliflower Puree
Carrot and Pea Puree
For early stage weaning use:
4-6 months: Blended to Runny Puree
6-7 months: Smooth and slightly thicker puree, no lumps
Baby Food Combination Ideas 6 Months+
From 6 months, you can start to adapt the texture of your baby’s food and increase the flavour combinations depending on your baby’s stage. Here are some recipes that offer your baby good combinations of flavours and textures.
Chicken Green Bean and Avocado Puree
Chicken and Vegetable Puree
Courgette, Mint and Pea Puree
Coconut Chicken Curry
Peach, Raspberry and Quinoa Puree
Salmon and Sweet Potato Puree
Mediterranean Baked Cod
Vegetable and Lentil Puree
Broccoli, Pear and Tahini Puree
Storage and Texture:
7-8 months: Thicker puree with increased texture
8-9 months: Minced and mashed with soft lumps.
9-12 months: Minced and finely chopped.