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Weaning Advice

Super-Veg for Babies: 6 Great First Foods to Wean Your Baby

10 min read

It’s always exciting when your little foodie approaches the weaning age, thinking about all of the exciting tastes and textures they get to experience!

You’ll want to start planning baby’s first tastes, and also ensure they get all the nourishment their little bodies need.

Vegetables are an excellent choice for your baby’s first foods. By starting with their greens, they will be encouraged to enjoy more savoury foods, which stops them getting too much of a taste for sweet flavours.

There are so many vegetable options for little ones, but which are particularly great for the first stage? Here at Babease, we’ve put together a list of our favourite veggies for the start of the weaning journey.

 

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1. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods you can give to your little one as it contains nearly everything they need in terms of nutrition. The classic green veggie is full of vitamin A and C and also contains essential minerals like iron and zinc.

2. Peas

Small but mighty, just like your little one!
 
These little greens are full of vitamins A, B6, C and K, along with minerals like iron and magnesium – similar to broccoli. However, peas are also packed with proteins and fibre. They’re also one of the simplest veggies to puree, perfect for the start of the weaning journey!

 

3. Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a great vegetable for the start of the weaning journey. Not only is it super nutritious, but it’s easy to puree and is also sweet, which will please your little one’s taste buds.
 
Similar to peas, butternut squash is full of fibre, magnesium and vitamin C. It also contains beta-carotene, which can support the immune system.

 

 

4. Sweet Potatoes

Incredibly versatile and packed with goodness, sweet potatoes are one of the best vegetables around for babies and parents alike! These super spuds are full of fibre and carbohydrates, along with vitamins A and C and beta-carotene.
 
Sweet potatoes are also super versatile! They can be pureed for the start of the weaning journey, then mashed and roasted as your little one begins to try new textures.

 

5. Quinoa

While you may think of quinoa as a grain, like rice, did you know it’s actually part of the same family as spinach? We just eat the seeds of the plant!
 
Quinoa is a great addition to your little one’s diet. A superfood, it is packed with nutrients including a range of proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is also full of fibre and antioxidants!
 
At the beginning of your weaning journey, you can boil quinoa and turn it into a puree for your little one to try. You can also include it with other vegetables for a more exciting taste.

 

6. Carrots

Of course, no list of super veggies would be complete without the humble carrot! Similar to sweet potatoes, these are a great choice for the first steps of weaning because they are sweet and also colourful, which helps to keep little ones excited!
 
Carrots are a great source of vitamins A, B6 and K, and they also have plenty of fibre. Carrots are also full of Beta-carotenes which help to support your little one’s overall health. 

 

 

In Summary

The best thing for little ones when they begin the weaning journey is introducing them to plenty of fresh and nutritious vegetables. Here at Babease, our organic baby food is full of all the vegetables outlined here and more, and we never use fruit fillers.
 
Our mission is to spread the word of veg-led weaning – we hope you’ll join our movement!

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