50 DIY 3-Ingredient Baby Food Recipes That Are Super-Fast & Nutritious

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Surprisingly, baby food isn't hard to make. But it can be hard to think of new and interesting combinations to keep a little one from getting bored (and, let's face it, to keep mom and dad from getting bored). Once parents figure out their baby likes a certain dish, it's all too easy to fall into a rut -- especially if they've had a bowl or two of freshly puréed produce dumped on the floor. But there are literally an infinite number of super nutritious, surprisingly delicious combinations of homemade baby food involving just three simple ingredients that anyone can try, and all of them are seriously simple to prepare.


Parents don't need to be an experienced chef by any means to make any of the following combos; all they need to know how to do is chop, steam, and purée ... and, okay, occasionally peel. Some of the ingredients used in these recipes don't even need to be cooked before they're blended!

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In fact, the term "recipe" might even be too formal for these mixes. The moms who created them simply mixed three nutritious foods their baby loves with flavors that work well together. There are no hard-and-fast rules about proportions; parents can feel free to adjust to suit their baby's individual tastes. Just be sure to check with the doctor before introducing any new food, as some items are better for beginning eaters than others, and some babies might have allergic tendencies or special dietary needs. 

Above all, be creative and remember to have fun!

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