These 15 Lunch Purees for Baby are not only filled with a ton of essential nutrients for baby but they also taste amazing. A yummy lunch for baby that will keep them happy and healthy throughout the day, score!
It was during lunch time that I usually served a new and exciting puree to baby.
The reason was simple. I found that during lunchtime they were usually in a good mood from just waking up from their mid-morning nap and by then I had usually taken a shower, changed into a newish pair of yoga pants and was on my second pot of coffee.
Yeppers, by noon, we were both finally ready to rock and roll!
For us, breakfast was always hit or miss depending on how they (and me) slept the night before, i.e. it had to be easy to make and serve (here is a list of our favorite breakfast purees).
Dinner was also a good meal for my girls but my main goal for their dinner puree was getting as much of their favorite calorie and nutrient dense purees into their bellies as I possibly could in order to make them nice and full so they would (fingers-crossed) sleep through the night. I am not by any means a mom that can go without sleep.
So lunch was our time to play with food.
I introduced almost all their new flavored purees during this time. I also picked purees that were loaded with a ton of nutrient dense fruits and veggies to serve for this meal. For the most part, I found that both of my girls were really open and ready to eat during this time. They ate almost anything I would serve and because it was in the middle of the day, we were both in a good mood to try new foods and new methods of eating. These new methods of eating consisted of giving them their spoon and seeing what would happen, mess and all.
Below, you will find 15 of our favorite purees for lunch. Fun combinations that are filled with nutritious fruits and vegetables along with out-of-this-world flavors.
And to add even more nutrients, protein, fiber and healthy fats, here are some great add-ins to the purees below -
- Full-fat plain Greek yogurt, which is filled with probiotics for a healthy gut.
- Homemade cereal (this is a great one to try) for extra fiber and iron.
- A spoonful of chicken or beef puree for extra protein and iron.
- Canned coconut milk for some extra healthy fat and bonus nutrients.
- A small drizzle of good quality olive oil, melted grass-fed butter or coconut oil for some extra healthy fat which is great for bone and brain development.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!