For a mom on the go, it can be tough to take time out of each day to figure out what your baby is going to eat. This is where meal prepping comes in handy. Carve out some time on a weekend to lay out what your baby is going to eat for every meal every day of the week. It will give you more time to focus on planning healthy meals, and you will feel less stressed.
1. Have Plenty of Variety
You do not want to give you baby the same type of food every day. At a young age, babies are already learning how to crave certain foods and discovering what their bodies need. This will aid them later in life by having a more open palate. Additionally, babies do not want to eat the same thing all the time or else they get bored.
2. Choose Different Colors
A simply way to ensure your baby is getting all the nutrients he or she needs is to opt for foods with different colors. For example, red foods, such as red apples, are rich in Vitamin C while green foods, including kale, are often great sources of folic acid. A good goal to set is to have your baby consume around three or four differently colored foods a day.
3. Consider Baby’s Age
A baby’s development grows quickly within a few months. By the time a child is between six and eight months old, he or she will likely be ready to try solid and pureed foods like our Kale Potato Mash. Around the six-month mark, you really want to start introducing new foods and making notes of what your baby has adverse reactions to.
Being a mom, especially for the first time, has its challenges. Make things easier on yourself by meal prepping and using Amara Organic Baby Food. Fill out our online contact form if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.