- Red lentils cooked in chicken broth with a vegetable puree added at the end.
- Pastina with pureed vegetables folded in and olive oil for flavor.
- Ground lamb cooked with salt and pepper, drained of excess fat, then pureed in the food processor. Lamb is hypo-allergenic and, interestingly, in Italy pediatricians recommend that a child’s first food be ground lamb mixed with parmesan cheese (calcium) and olive oil (vitamin E, healing fats). In fact, parmesan cheese is a great source of calcium. Grate it over pasta or even pureed vegetables.
- Mild fish filets like flounder, fluke, or orange roughy poached in apple juice or orange juice.
- Cottage cheese
- Yogurt with wheat germ added for texture.
- Mashed potatoes with an egg yolk mixed in. But don’t worry: the heat from the boiled mashed potatoes will thoroughly cook the yolk. Use the mashed potatoes as a base to introduce other flavors or textures (such as chicken, fish, meat, or vegetables).
- Guacamole (without chili peppers, of course).
- Add creamed spinach to any of these pureed/mashed foods. It’s delicious and provides a great way to get your child used to the taste.