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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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30 Family-Friendly Recipe Ideas Your Baby Will Love

As your baby gets older, and especially after 12 months – they can really just eat what you eat! Between 8-12 months, I started giving Layla tastes of everything we were eating (with the exception of milk, honey and nuts) to start easing her into it. She didn’t love everything at first, but now she is a very open and excited eater – she will eat and enjoy just about anything and she eats what we eat for dinner most nights!

Here is a list of recipes that Layla absolutely loves. The only modification I make is to sometimes decrease the “heat” (mainly cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper) in the version I give her, but all other spices remain the same as what’s on our dinner plates!

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Here is the list of about 30 recipes Layla regularly will eat and enjoy. It saves me time because I don’t make her something separate for dinner (or snacks in the case of smoothies/guacamole) — we all just eat the same thing 🙂

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3 responses to “30 Family-Friendly Recipe Ideas Your Baby Will Love”

    • Thanks Mona!! For babies 12-18 months – I think any of the recipes on this list would work. At that point they can pretty much just eat what you eat with no (or very minimal) restrictions! Layla is 12.5 months and this is what she eats:
      – For breakfast she eats oatmeal with pureed fruit (blueberries/pears/apples/bananas)
      – For her two snacks she does small cut up fruits (usually berries or grapes) and then cheese or hummus and some organic o’s (like cheerios)
      – For lunch she has some steamed veggies, pasta (or some grain), with olive oil, cheese, hummus, or some protein; or nut butter with bread and some steamed veggies on the side
      – And for dinner she has anything that we’re having that day.
      Hope that helps!

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