49 Christmas Baby Food Recipes Every Mom Should Own

49 Christmas Baby Food Recipes Every Mom Should Own

Santa Claus is coming to town! As he -supposedly- tiptoes around in our living rooms, we run up and down in seek of the tastiest Christmas recipes out there to wow our guests. But between the cheese plates, canapes and pig-in-a-blanket galore, aren't we forgetting something? What about babies and toddlers? Will they be eating the sameol' boring purees as we bury ourselves knee-deep in Christmas delicacies? No, we can't have that! Liven up your little one's palate with these 49 Christmas baby food recipes that will add a festive hue in some of its first holiday bites.

1. Let’s Start With Some Christmas Stuffing (6+ months)

Christmas Stuffing

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Fellow mamas will think you are a cooler Martha Stewart as you whip up this delicious baby-friendly Christmas stuffing. With everyday ingredients and quick prep work, this festive baby finger food makes sure Christmas is the season to be jolly. For the full recipe, click here.

Ingredients:

1 onion, peeled and chopped

4 slices of bread

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 tbsp of no-salt butter

2 tbsp of chicken stock

pinch of fresh thyme, parsley, and ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Add the bread, parsley and thyme into a food processor and blend.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and sizzle the onion and celery.
  3. In a bowl, add the sauteed ingredients and breadcrumbs along with the stock and ground pepper.
  4. Using your hands mix the ingredients well and form small balls.
  5. Place them on a greased pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until they turn brown.

2. Then Again, Why Not Whip Up Some Christmas Gravy? (6+ months)

Christmas gravy for babies

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As the countdown to Christmas begins, this holiday staple can't help but make its appearance in our dinner table list. This gravy's creamy texture and tongue-tingling flavor will be a welcome addition to your baby's main meal. Take a look at the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

½onion, peeled and cut into chunks

1 celery stalk, chopped

4 skinless/boneless chicken thighs

baby rice

1 bay leaf

Instructions:

  1. Add the meat and vegetables in a pan and cover with water.
  2. Cook until the chicken is tender enough.
  3. Using a strainer, separate the stock from the solid ingredients.
  4. Puree the veggies and mix them with the stock.
  5. Add some baby rice into the stock to thicken the consistency.

This gravy's creamy texture and tongue-tingling flavor will be a welcome addition to your baby's main meal.

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Christmas Baby Food Recipes with Turkey

Christmas Staples: Turkey

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like an aromatic oven-baked turkey embellishing the center of the holiday table. So, it would be just cruel to let your little ones miss out on this Christmas staple. Find out 6 delicious ways to make turkey part of your baby's Christmas meal.

3. When Did A Turkey Baby Puree Turn Out To Be So Christmas-y? (7+ months)

Christmas turkey baby puree

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Easy to prepare and friendly to your baby's taste buds, basic turkey puree is ideal for picky eaters. However, it wouldn't be Christmas if it didn't talk volumes taste-wise. Turn up the heat by pouring some Christmas gravy (check above). Look no more for your picky eater's Christmas meal. Here is the answer.

Ingredients:

1 cup of boneless turkey, cut into 1-inch pieces

¼ cup of vegetable stock

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, bring water to a boil and add the turkey. Simmer until the meat is cooked through.
  2. Once tender, add the turkey and stock into a food processor and blend until pureed.
  3. Add more stock to adjust the puree's consistency.

4. So, Who's In For Some Festive Turkey Casserole? (6+ months)

Turkey Casserole Baby Food Recipe

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This baby-friendly dish meets two criteria every top-notch Christmas baby food needs to acquire: 1) it tastes divine and 2) it contains only healthy yet festive ingredients. Get your hands on this recipe right here.

Ingredients:

½ cup of turkey, cooked and cut into small pieces

1 cup of turkey stock

½ onion, peeled and sliced

2 small carrots, peeled and diced

1 medium potato, peeled and chopped

½ cup of frozen peas

1 tbsp of olive oil

2 tbsp of yogurt

a pinch of dried thyme

Parmesan cheese (as topping)

Christmas Gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, saute the onion in heated olive oil.
  2. Then, add all the veggies, the turkey, stock and thyme and simmer until the veggies are cooked through.
  3. Add the mixture (cooled) along with yogurt in the food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Spread the puree in a casserole dish, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes at 350oF.
  5. Pour some Christmas gravy for extra flavor.

5. Also, Let's Give Sweet “Purple” Turkey A Try!

roasted beetroot puree

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If your baby is a fan of sweet flavors, this festive recipe right here is the answer to your prayers. Including nothing but colorful, healthy and yummy ingredients, it's going to make your baby ask for seconds.

Ingredients:

½ pound of ground turkey

1 sweet apple, peeled and chopped

2 beets, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp of coconut oil

1 cup of blueberries (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Boil the apple and beets until they are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, add the turkey, coconut oil, and blueberries in a pan and cook at medium to a high temperature until they turn soft.
  3. Transfer all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until pureed.
  4. Add some beet/apple broth (Step 1) to thin the consistency, if desired.

6. Then Again, You Need To Make Room For This Turkey/Cauliflower Bonanza (6+ months)

Turkey, cauliflower & potato Christmas baby puree

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Don't want to slave away for hours in the kitchen in pursuit of the perfect Christmas baby food? Then, follow this recipe right here without making any discounts on your baby's “window” to appetizing holiday flavors.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup of turkey

1 cup of cauliflower, chopped

1 cup potato, peeled and chopped

½ tsp of coriander

Christmas Gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. Coat all the ingredients with a pinch of olive oil and then bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven (350oF).
  2. Transfer the ingredients along with some Christmas gravy in a food processor and puree.

7. So, Can I Interest You In A Bowl Of Turkey Macaroni? (11+ months)

Turkey Macaroni

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You'll be hard-pressed to find a toddler that can resist to this Christmas special. From the beginning of time, toddlers were born to idolize a bowl of hearty macaroni. And with that turkey twist in the mix? Get started with this special holiday recipe right here.

Ingredients:

½ lb of ground turkey

1 cup of whole wheat macaroni

¼ can of diced tomatoes

½ tsp of garlic, squashed

¼ cup of mozzarellacheese, grated

Instructions:

  1. As soon as the macaroni is cooked, add the turkey and garlic into a pan and brown.
  2. Then, add the tomatoes and macaroni and cook for 2 more minutes as you stir.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle the cheese.
  4. Transfer to a food processor and blend if you want the puree version.

8. Then, Speak Volumes With This Holiday Version Of Turkey Meatballs (8+ months)

turkey meatball

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Looking for the ideal baby finger food for Christmas? This recipe right here worths your attention as it includes a festive twist on a classic and loved baby snack.

Ingredients:

1 lb of ground turkey

½ onion, peeled and minced

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

¼ cup of brown baby rice

1 egg yolk, beaten

½ tsp of dried parsley

½ cup of breadcrumbs

½ tsp of dried oregano

¼ tsp garlic powder

Christmas gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, rice, and herbs.
  2. In another bowl, add the turkey, veggies and the breadcrumb mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add the egg yolk and blend to moisten the mixture.
  4. Using your hands, form tiny balls and place them in a baking dish.
  5. Add 1/3 cup of water, enough to cover the bottom and keep meatballs from sticking at the bottom.
  6. Bake until they turn brown.
  7. Pour Christmas gravy on top.

cranberry christmas baby food recipes

Christmas Staples: Cranberry

This superfood that’s hiding between the Christmas turkey and potato salad should not be missing from your baby's holiday meal. Find out 2 tasty and hearty recipes to rock your baby's palate Christmas-style.

9. Try A Christmas Cranberry Dessert Unlike Any Other (8+ months)

Christmas Cranberry Dessert

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It's high time you thought outside the (regular baby food) box. It's Christmas, after all! The little ones deserve to challenge their taste buds as much as adults. And what better way to do so than by combining the nutritious cranberries with a baby food staple: yogurt? This yummy and festive-looking recipe right here is is as easy to prepare as it is tasty.

Ingredients:

1 cup of Greek yogurt

¼ cup of frozen cranberries

Instructions:

  1. Add the yogurt and cranberries in a blender and mix well.

10. Ready To Give Your Baby's Flavors A Holiday Cranberry Applesauce Kick? (10+ months)

Cranberry Applesauce

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Ready in 30 minutes, this Christmas baby food recipe is ideal to satisfy your baby's sweet cravings. Let's not also forget that it contains healthy ingredients that make every mommy happy. For more information, check out here.

Ingredients:

3 cups of frozen cranberries

2 apples, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp of brown sugar

a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg

¾ cup of water

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a pan and bring them to a boil.
  2. Once apples and cranberries turn soft, puree the mixture using an immersion blender.

chicken christmas baby food recipes

Christmas Staples: Chicken

Whether it's roasted, oven-baked, barbecued, even steamed, chicken is bound to make its way to the holiday table and your baby's high chair. But, let's be honest: the same-old chicken baby soup can get old fast. So, re-invent your little giant's meals to match the holiday spirit.

11. Or Introduce Your Toddler to Some Holiday Chicken Nuggets (12+ months)

Chicken Nuggets: the ultimate toddler favorite. The rich flavor along with the chewy texture adds a new dimension to your toddler's eating palate. This recipe here, though, stands out for being easy to chew, unprocessed and oven-baked (not fried).

Ingredients:

½ boneless, skinless chicken

1 egg, beaten

½ cup breadcrumbs

2 tbsp of butter, melted

a pinch of salt

Christmas gravy

Instructions:

  1. Cook chicken in water until it turns soft.
  2. Add the chicken, egg, and salt in a blender and mix well.
  3. Shape balls with the mixture and then spread them by pressing with the bottom of your palm.
  4. Using a cookie cutter, cut the meat into shapes and coat them with breadcrumbs.
  5. Place the nuggets on a baking pan and drizzle them with a bit butter to turn crispier.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 400oF.
  7. Dip the nuggets into some Christmas gravy for a festive touch.

12. Then Again, A Slow Cooker Chicken And Carrot Puree Can Do The Holiday Trick (7+ months)

Christmas Chicken and Carrot Puree for Babies

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Prepared in 3 easy steps, this hearty baby food recipe right here may turn into the ultimate holiday choice as soon as you add some of the Christmas gravy (check above).

Ingredients:

1 chicken breast, chopped

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

3 tbsp of vegetable stock

a pinch of cumin

2 tbsp of Christmas gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. Add the chicken, carrots, broth and cumin into a slow cooker.
  2. Let them cook for approximately 5 hours.
  3. If the ingredients are not tender enough, transfer them to a food processor and puree.

13. How About We Throw Some Chicken And Quinoa Bites Into The Christmas Mix? (12+ months)

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Being it's one of thefirst holiday food they get to taste, Christmas baby bites should be decadent and colorful. These two qualities apply perfectly when it comes to this recipe right here. Plus, it includes toddler-friendly ingredients which moms always love.

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

½ cup of chicken chopped

1 egg, beaten

½ cup of frozen peas and carrots, finely chopped

1/2 cup of mozzarella and mild cheddar cheese

½ tbsp of fresh cilantro, chopped

a pinch of ground pepper

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa as you preheat the oven at 350oF and grease muffin pans.
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Transfer into the muffin tins using a spoon.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

14. But, It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas Without A Hearty Chicken Casserole (6+ months)

Christmas Chicken Baby Casserole

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Warming up those last few cold yet festive weeks of December, casseroles are one-dish wonders for your baby's gut. This particular Christmas baby food recipe is also super easy to prep since all moms got to do is toss the ingredients together in one dish.

Ingredients:

14 oz of boneless, skinless chicken

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

3 potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp of olive oil

1 onion, peeled and chopped

½ cup of chicken stock

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, saute the onion until soft.
  2. Add the chicken and saute until it turns brown.
  3. Transfer into a casserole dish along with the rest of the ingredients and bake for approximately an hour at 350oF.
  4. Transfer them to a food processor and puree.

15. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With These Chicken/Carrot Meatballs (7+ months)

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Don't be surprised if some of the adults around your Christmas table start popping these in their mouths. Chicken is a synonym to Christmas dinner and this holiday version for your baby's high chair is quite appetizing, to say the least.

Ingredients:

2 cups of ground chicken

2 carrots, peeled and shredded

a handful of green onion, chopped

a handful of spinach, chopped

3 tbsp of applesauce

a pinch of cumin

1 egg, beaten

a handful of breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and start mixing using your hands.
  2. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them onto a baking pan (don't forget the baking sheet).
  3. Bake for 12 minutes until they are slightly brown in a preheated oven of 450oF.

16. Give Your Baby's Holiday Food A Boost With A Chicken And Squash Combo (7+ months)

Christmas baby food recipes

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One-pot Christmas meal? How about one-pot wonder meal? Yes, that's exactly what this recipe is all about. Apart from the chicken -a holidaystaple-, this Christmas baby food incorporates another festive ingredient, butternut squash. So, ready to dig in?

Ingredients:

4 oz of chicken

4 oz of butternut squash

1 carrot, peeled and cubed

2 tbsp of brown rice

1 small onion, peeled and cubed

2 tbsp of lentils

a pinch of ground coriander and cumin

Instructions:

  1. Bring the lentils and rice to a boil until they are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the onion in a saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add some water, cover with the lid, turn down the temperature to low and cook until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the cooked rice and lentils into the pan and stir.
  5. Once cooked, transfer the ingredients to a food processor and puree. For older babies, you can mash them with a fork.

17. Why Not Revolutionize Your Baby's Christmas Meal With Some Chicken And Root Vegetable Pot? (8+ months)

Christmas baby food recipes

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One pot and a whole lot of holiday cheer are all you need for this yummy baby recipe. Marry simple yet hearty ingredients to put pep into your little one's first Christmas.

Ingredients:

8 oz of skinless, boneless chicken

1 small onion, peeled and chopped

2 ripe tomatoes, chopped and seed/rind-free

4 oz of parsnips, peeled and chopped

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

1 ½ tbsp of vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a pot and simmer at a low temperature until tender.
  2. Transfer to a food processor and puree.

18. Then, Convert A Basic Chicken Puree Into A Christmas Special With A Single Twist (6+ months)

Christmas baby food recipes

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The simpler, the better. In an attempt to stay true to the motto most moms swear by, we decided to include this easy-to-follow yet piquant baby food recipe. The secret ingredient is....

Ingredients:

4 oz of skinless, boneless chicken

¼ cup of chicken broth

a pinch of dried parsley

SECRET INGREDIENT: 1 tsp of Christmas gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, simmer the chicken until it turns tender.
  2. Transfer to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients and puree.

beef christmas baby food recipes

Christmas Staples: Beef

Whatever festive feast you're throwing this year, beef baby food is bound to be one of the stars in this food palooza. Since your baby deserves to be a part of it as much as you do, let's skip the idea that beef tastes only good when shaped into patties and thrown on a grill. Find out 4 innovative ways to introduce beef into your baby's Christmas feast.

19. Beef Up Your Baby's Palate With Thick 'N' Hamburg (8+ months)

From the challenging flavor to the nose-tingling aroma, this original Christmas baby food recipe will turn you into a food guru into the eyes of fellow moms.

Ingredients:

6 oz of ground beef

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

½ cup of frozen peas and carrots

½ onion, peeled and chopped (optional)

a pinch of garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, brown the beef and add the onion (optional), peas and carrots. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes and mash as soon as they turn soft.
  3. Transfer all the ingredients to a food processor and puree.
  4. If your baby is old enough, skip the blending and serve as is.

20. It's All About Christmas With A Bowl Of Baby Bolognese (9+ months)

Christmas baby food recipes

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There is nothing plain-Jane about baby Bolognese and babies know that from the first bite. Its rich flavor to its distinct aroma, everything screams that this easy recipe is all about Christmas.

Ingredients:

½ pound of ground beef

1 can of no-salt tomato paste

1 stalk celery, chopped

½ onion, peeled and chopped

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

2 cups ofstellini pasta

1 clove of garlic

¼ cup of Parmesancheese, grated

1 tbsp of olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta as mentioned on the package.
  2. In a pan, heat the olive oil and brown the beef.
  3. In a separate pan, saute the veggies and add the beef along with the tomato paste. Let them simmer.
  4. Combine the pasta with the beef mixture and sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. For younger babies, transfer to a food processor and puree.

21. All Eyes On A Christmas Shepherd's Pie For Your Baby

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It's true! Your babies can finally get their hands on this comfort-food classic this Christmas. Including nothing but hearty and delicious ingredients, this baby food recipe will be one of your favorite this holiday.

Ingredients:

4 oz of ground beef

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 tsp of tomato paste

1/3 cup of tomatoes, chopped

½ celery stalk, chopped

½ carrot, peeled and chopped

¼ onion, peeled and chopped

¼ cup of frozen peas

½ tsp of olive oil

1 tsp of parsley, chopped

Cheddar cheese, for drizzling on top

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, add all the veggies (besides peas and parsley) and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the beef and brown.
  3. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes, some water, the rest of the veggies and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  4. Meanwhile, boil the sweet potatoes and mash using a fork.
  5. Spread the potato mixture in a bowl and top with the beef mixture. Sprinkle some Cheddar cheese on top and bake until the top browns.
  6. For younger babies, you can puree the two mixtures in a food processor.

22. Or Would You Prefer A Beef/Lentil Baby Ragu This Christmas? (9+ months)

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One bite and this Christmas will taste like heaven. Despite being a comfort food, this Christmas baby recipe qualifies as highly nutritious. The hidden veggies are also ideal for fussy eaters.

Ingredients:

9 oz ground beef

1 zucchini, grated

1 onion, peeled and grated

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated

2 tsp of olive oil

¾ cup of brown lentils

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the zucchini, onion and carrot and simmer until they turn soft.
  2. Add the beef and brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes and some water and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the lentils and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. For younger babies, puree in a food processor.

Christmas Staples: Potatoes

Even though meat -any type- is a holiday staple, you as a mom might want to follow a different approach, aka the “veggie” approach. No matter the way you cook them, potatoes have always been one of the first foods to introduce to babies. So, why not spice this regular up in 3 festive ways to match the holiday spirit?

23. Would You Care For A Bowl Of Cheesy/Potato-y Yumminess? (6+ months)

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Let's recap! What do babies love most? Would that be potatoes? Check! What about cheese? Check! And their veggies? Between the rest of these delicious ingredients, they'll have a hard time even seeing them. Then, what are you waiting for? Click on this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 lb potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 green onions, chopped

1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp of flour

½ cup of grated cheese

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tbsp of butter

Instructions:

  1. Cook the potatoes until they are cooked through.
  2. Transfer half of them to a food processor and puree.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter and saute the garlic and onion.
  4. Add the flour and the milk gradually as you stir.
  5. Then, pour the puree along with the rest of the potatoes and cheese.

24. Then, Rev Up Your Baby's Christmas Meal With A Couple Of Croquettes (10+ months)

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Labeled as one of the best weaning foods, croquettes are ideal for older babies.And if you add all the right ingredients (potatoes, veggies), they can turn into the ultimate holiday baby snack. Check out the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

¼ onion, peeled and chopped

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

a pinch of garlic

3 tbsp of brown lentils

½ tsp of olive oil

2 tsp of Cheddar cheese, grated

2 tbsp of breadcrumbs

a pinch of coriander, chopped

1 egg, beaten

Instructions:

  1. Sautee the onion, garlic and carrots until tender.
  2. Add the potato and lentils and saute a bit longer.
  3. Pour some water, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the cheese, egg, and coriander and stir.
  5. Using your hands, shape the mixture into croquettes and place onto a baking pan after you cover with breadcrumbs.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven of 375oF.

25. Then, Add Cheesy Potato Cakes To The Christmas Baby Food Equation (12+ months)

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Even though this recipe is not recommended for younger babies, it is still worth your attention if you are a toddler mom. Let's have a closer look here.

Ingredients:

1 potato, peeled and chopped

1onion, peeled and chopped

A handful of Cheddarcheese, grated

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp of butter

Instructions:

  1. Boil and mash the potatoes. Add the butter and cheese to make the puree smoother.
  2. Shape the puree into patties using a spoon.
  3. Glaze each potato patty with egg and bake them in a preheated oven until they turn crispy.

26. Or Give The Sweet Potato Frittata Slices A Shot (11+ months)

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Soft enough for your toddlers to chew, sweet potato frittata slices will be a holiday favorite. From its rich flavor to the vibrant colors, this baby food recipe is a perfect match for your holiday table.

Ingredients:

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

5 eggs, beaten

½ cup of Cheddarcheese, grated

½ tbsp of dried oregano

1 red pepper, thinly sliced

1 tbsp of flour

A pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Microwave the sweet potato cubes for about 6 minutes until they turn soft.
  2. In a bowl, add the eggs, flour, cheese, oregano and seasonings and whisk well.
  3. Add the sweet potato cubes along with the red pepper slices to a baking dish.
  4. Pour the egg mixture on top and bake for approximately 20 minutes in a preheated oven of 390oF.

Christmas Staples: Pumpkin

Even though pumpkins are spooky in their Halloween version, don't be fooled. Rich in essential nutrients, pumpkins are one of the most nutritious winter foods you can serve to your child. Plus, they taste awesome in some of these 3 Christmas-themed baby food recipes.

27. What Happens When Spices Take Over? The Thyme Factor (7+ months)

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Besides its simplicity, this award-worthy recipe is easy to prepare but so delicious for your little one who is just starting to explore the food universe. Add some Christmas gravy to the mix, and let the holiday meal begin!

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin (just the flesh)

½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped

2 cups of chicken broth

1 tbsp of Christmas gravy (check above)

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and puree.
  2. Add extra water to thin the consistency, if necessary.

28. Or Warm Up Your Baby With Some Creamy Pumpkin Soup (8+ months)

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For a little indulgence (it's Christmas, after all!), try this original pumpkin recipe that uses simple ingredients and delivers amazing health benefits.

Ingredients:

8 oz pumpkin flesh

7 oz chicken broth

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

½ onion, peeled and grated

dash of nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon

3 tbsp of sour cream (optional)

1 cup of evaporated milk

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients (except the pumpkin and milk) into a pot.
  2. Simmer until carrots are tender.
  3. Add the pumpkin and milk and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  4. OPTIONAL STEP: Top with sour cream.

29. And Here Comes The Pumpkin Pie (8+ months)

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Pumpkin pie is a traditional Christmas dessert which your baby shouldn't miss out on. This recipe is your one-way ticket to give your baby a taste of this holiday meal.

Ingredients:

½ cup of basic pumpkin puree

A pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon

2 tbsp of regular Greek yogurt

½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice

¼ cup infant oatmeal powder

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour the mixture into small baking pots and bake for 30 minutes approximately in a preheated oven of 350oF.

Christmas Staples: Butternut Squash

Yet another fall vegetable that adorns gracefully and tastefully our Christmas meals. Just as sweet as a sweet potato, less intense than a pumpkin and extremely versatile, this vegetable will perk up your baby's Christmas flavors.

30. Then Again, A Squash, Leek And Carrot Soup Can't Compete Against Anything Else (10+ months)

Not interested in measuring millions of ingredients and wait forever for the meal to cook? Then, give this Christmas baby food recipe a shot. You won't regret it!

Ingredients:

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 potato, peeled and chopped

½ leek, chopped

½ cup of butternut squash

Instructions:

  1. Add all the veggies in a pot and cook until they are tender.
  2. Once cooked, remove from heat and mash using a fork or in a food processor.

31. Then, Spruce The Christmas Meal With A Dash Of Cinnamon (7+ months)

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Most of the times simple food makes the best food. For busy moms and fussy eaters, this recipe is somewhat heaven-sent. A bite will convince you and your baby.

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed

½ tsp of cinnamon

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 ½ tbsp maple syrup

Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Spread the squash cubes onto a baking pan, drizzle with the rest of the ingredients and roast for 40 minutes.
  2. For younger babies, transfer to a food processor and puree.

32. Want To Make This Holiday Special With A Hearty Bowl Of Red Pepper Soup? (10+ months)

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Take up the nutritional and savor notch to your baby's Christmas soup simply by including some red peppers. Not only is this recipe easy, but can take your baby's palate to the next level.

Ingredients:

1 red pepper, chopped

14 oz of butternut squash

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1/2 vegetable stock cube

½ onion, peeled and chopped

½ tbsp of olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the veggies and cook them until they are soft.
  2. Melt the stock cube in 1lt of water, add to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
  4. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup a bit.

Christmas Staple: Apples

This immensely-varied fruit, sometimes sweet, sometimes sour fruit dictates its way into our Christmas meals each and every year. From delicious pies and stuffing to an oven-baked epiphany, apples can be a welcome and dessert-like addition to your little one's holiday meals. Let's see how...

33. Or Bring On The Heat With An Apple/Turkey Loaf (12+ months)

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When holidays roll around, so do the numerous apple-based Christmas baby food recipes with the apple/turkey loaf being in the top 5. No mom should pass by this baby-friendly version of a holiday classic right here.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey

¼ cup applesauce

1 egg, beaten

½ cup carrot puree

¼ cup of breadcrumbs

pinch of garlic powder and basil

¼ cup of oat bran

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer the dough to a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven of 350oF.
  3. Slice the loaf and serve in small bits.

34. But, No Baby Can Resist To A Creamy Polenta With Apples (8+ months)

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Despite lacking the popularity, polenta is a typical holiday meal and suits baby's needs due to its creamy texture which makes it easy to swallow. Open the door to this baby food recipe for Christmas, and you'll be rewarded.

Ingredients:

¼ cup of polenta

½ cup of milk

1 red apple, peeled and chopped

¼ cup of water

¼ cup of orange juice

Instructions:

  1. Add all the liquid ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Then, add the polenta gradually along with the apple pieces and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Once soft, mash the apple using a fork or immersion blender for a smoother texture.

Instructions:

  1. Add all the liquid ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Then, add the polenta gradually along with the apple pieces and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Once soft, mash the apple using a fork or immersion blender for a smoother texture.

35. How About A Bite Of Some Apple Sauce? (9+ months)

Talk about an unexpected and festive way to eat apples! This original baby food recipe might sound fancy-pantsy but is actually easy-peasy. How so? Check right here.

Ingredients:

2 cups of applesauce

Instructions:

  1. Using a small spoon, create tiny balls of applesauce and place them on a baking pan (don't forget the baking sheet).
  2. Freeze them for a couple of hours and serve as dessert.

36. Sweeten Up Your Baby's Christmas With Some Apple/Banana Pudding (9+ months)

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This baby pudding is one of those recipes that encourages soon-to-be-teethers to chew the food before they swallow and, thus, boost their chewing skills. And it may be festive, but this doesn't mean you need to spend the entire day in the kitchen. Check for yourself right here.

Ingredients:

½ cup of apple, peeled and chopped

½ cup of banana, chopped

1 ½ tbsp brown sugar

½ tsp of butter

1 digestive biscuit, crushed

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the butter and saute the fruit until they are soft.
  2. Add the sugar and simmer until it dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat, add the biscuit and stir.
  4. For younger babies, transfer the ingredients to a food processor and puree.

37. Offer To Your Little One That Quinoa/Banana/Dates Holiday Special (8+ months)

Being a versatile ingredient, quinoa can feature in some of your tastiest holiday meals, including your baby's. This fresh recipe is also packed with essential nutrients favoring your little one's growth.

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, cooked

1 apple, peeled and chopped

2 dates, chopped

1 banana, mashed

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package's instructions.
  2. Once cooked, add the apple and dates into the quinoa mix and simmer until fruitturn soft.
  3. In a bowl, mash the banana.
  4. Add the quinoa mixture and blend well using an immersion blender.
  5. For younger babies, puree.

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Christmas Staples: Broccoli

Brocc” around the clock on Christmas with this misunderstood yet versatile ingredients for your baby's holiday recipes. Packed with numerous minerals and vitamins, broccoli is much more than just “the green thing that smells funny”. But, just because they are a tough bunch for babies to love, it doesn't mean you should give up on it. Let's see how you can reverse their attitude towards broccoli this holiday.

38. Vegetable Lovers, Your Attention, Please! Creamy Broccoli Soup Is Here To Celebrate (6+ months)

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As backward as it sounds, this soup recipe for your baby doesn't require any cream. So, with every slurp, you know that your baby is in for all the right and hearty ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 head of broccoli, florets cut off

½ onion, peeled and chopped

1 cup of baby carrots, chopped (optional)

1 tbsp of olive oil

A pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and carrots (if using).
  2. Add the broccoli florets, 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Once the broccoli turns tender, remove from heat and puree using an immersion blender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

39. Anyone For A Broccoli And Frittata Finger? (11+ months)

This cheesy (and nutritious) baby finger food can turn into the ultimate Christmas baby snack in a matter of minutes. As soon as your little one takes that first bite, there's no turning back. Let's take a look at the recipe right here.

Ingredients:

1 cup of zucchini, grated

1 cup of broccoli, grated

3 eggs, beaten

½ tbsp of olive oil

½ cup Cheddar cheese, grated

½ tsp of dried oregano

1 tbsp of flour

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the veggies and simmer until they are tender.
  2. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients and combine with the veggies as you stir.
  3. Pour the final mixture into a greased baking dish and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven of 350oF.

40. Now, It's Time For Broccoli And Cheese Nuggets To Decorate The Christmas Table (10+ months)

Oven-baked, nutritious and full of cheese flavor, these nuggets are an excellent meat-free alternative for moms who respect the beneficial aspect of vegetables as much as the next mom. That cheesy flavor is just a Christmas bonus. Check the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

1 large head of broccoli

1 ½ cup of Cheddar cheese, grated

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup of breadcrumbs

A dash of olive oil (to sprinkle)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Shape the mixture into balls and place onto a baking tray (with a parchment paper).
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven of 375oF.

Honorary Mentions: Christmas Edition

Even though the following Christmas baby food recipes don't include any holiday staples, they still worth a spot in your baby's high chair during this cheerful season. From the eye-catching colors and the tantalizing flavors to the intriguing aromas, each one ofthesecombo will rock your baby's palate.

41. We Beg You To Differ With This Holiday Tomato And Tofu Soup (9+ months)

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This recipe hosts a serious flavor punch as well as many nutritional benefits. Who said that Christmas meals are all about putting yourself (or your baby, for that matter) in a food coma?

Ingredients:

½ onion, peeled and diced

5 oz tofu

½tomato, diced

1 tbsp of olive oil

½ cup of soy milk

½ tsp of fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion.
  2. Once transparent, add the tomato and basil and cook a while longer.
  3. Pour the soy milk and simmer as you stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and add the tofu as you stir.

42. Then Again, Why Not Trailblaze With A Hearty Carrot/Beet Bowl Of Soup This Christmas? (7+ months)

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Even though this combo might seem odd, this holiday soup version is the perfect way to serve to your baby something light yet filling and nutritious.

Ingredients:

1 beetroot, peeled and cubed

1 carrot, peeled and cubed

A pinch of cumin

Instructions:

  1. Add both ingredients to a slow cooker and steam until they turn tender.
  2. Remove them from the slow cooker, let them cool and squeeze them until all liquid is drained.
  3. Add a pinch of cumin and serve the liquid soup.

43. Or Make Them Ask For Seconds With Some Confetti Pasta (12+ months)

A pure party in a pot; this holiday meal is all about combining hearty winter vegetables with a toddler favorite: pasta. Trick them into eating their veggies this Christmas with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups of whole grain pasta

1 zucchini, peeled and cubed

2 yellow squashes, cubed

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and chopped

¼ cup of Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 tbsp of parsley, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to the package's instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and carrot.
  3. Once tender, add the zucchini and squash.
  4. Remove from heat and add parsley.
  5. Combine all the ingredients together along with cheese and mix well.
  6. For younger babies, puree in a food processor.

44. Quiche Your Baby With This Christmas Special (12+ months)

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Unfortunately for our little friends, this recipe is recommended for toddlers who start experimenting with their gum strength. Add a holiday flair to your baby's meal with these lovely quiches.

Ingredients:

4 slices of whole wheat bread, without the crust

Veggies/meat of your preference

Cheddar cheese, grated

3 eggs, slightly beaten

Instructions:

  1. Using a rolling pin, flatten the bread slices, cut them into discs and place them in greased muffin tins.
  2. Add the filling of your preference and top with grated cheese and the egg mixture.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven of 350oF.

45. Flair Things Up With This Corny Holiday Puree (7+ months)

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Made with easy-to-chew corn, yummy chicken and hearty cauliflower, this baby puree stands front center onto the “Holiday Specials” board that every mama should know about. Take a look at the full recipe here.

Ingredients:

1 cup of corn

½ cup of cauliflower

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Instructions:

  1. Steam the chicken until it is cooked through.
  2. Add the corn and cauliflower to the steamer and cook for a while longer.
  3. Transfer the ingredients to a food processor and puree.

46. Or Give The Floor To This Jolly Egg Pudding (6+ months)

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Good things come in small packages. And that is exactly the case with eggs. Known for its vision and brain development properties, this superfood needs to be in your baby's Christmas meal. This recipe makes sure it makes its way to your baby's high chair and taste amazing while doing it.

Ingredients:

1 egg

¼ cup of milk

A pinch of cinnamon and vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, beat the egg and pour the milk gradually while whisking.
  2. Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and beat again.
  3. Pour the mixture into a baking bowl and place it in a pressure cooker until it browns.

47. How About Some Peanut Sauce With Those Tofu Sticks? (12+ months)

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Is your little one old enough to eat the same things you eat? Then, give this toddler-friendly combo of peanut sauce and tofu sticks a try. Both you and they will love it as part of your holiday table. Click your way to the full recipe here.

Ingredients For Tofu Sticks:

14 oz tofu

½ tsp of ground garlic

2 tbsp of sesame seeds

2 tbsp of honey

3 tbsp of soy sauce

1 tbsp of sesame oil

2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

½ tsp ofginger, grated

Ingredients For Peanut Sauce:

½ cup of peanut butter

1 tbsp of soy sauce

2 tbsp of honey

lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Squeeze the water away from tofu and cut it in stick form.
  2. In a bowl, add the soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, ginger, garlic and vinegar and whisk well.
  3. Coat each stick with this mixture, place them onto a baking pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes on each side.
  5. Meanwhile, add all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and whisk well.

48. Then Again, You Can Always Whip Up Some Beetroot Rolls (12+ months)

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Are you out of festive recipes to introduce your baby to the holiday spirit? No worries, beetroot rolls are here to save the day. The original recipe lies a click away.

Ingredients:

½ beetroot, peeled and grated

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 tsp of cumin seeds

½ carrot, peeled and grated

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 spring onion, chopped

4 bread slices, without the crust

1 tsp of lemon juice

1 tsp of mustard seeds

Breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, add some oil, the seeds and both types of onion and saute.
  2. In a bowl, mix the veggies and add the onion mixture to it.
  3. Moist the bread slices and add the in the bowl as well.
  4. Using your hands, shape the beetroot dough into rolls and coat them with breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake or deep fry the rolls.

49. Or Get A Load Of Toddler-Friendly Hummus With Veggies Sticks (11+ months)

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Even though hummus would be the last thing on your mind for a baby-friendly Christmas meal, let's not be quick to judge. This unique sauce right here is easy to whip up and super tasty.

Ingredients:

A tin of cooked chickpeas

2 tbsp of olive oil

Lemon juice

A pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  2. Serve with veggie sticks (carrot, cucumber, green peas).

By tradition, Christmas is not the healthiest of holidays. But, where there are needs, there are solutions. This extensive list of holiday baby yumminess shows you how to stock your pantry with healthy options which when combined result in a decadent experience. So, ready to put to use these 49 Christmas baby food recipes and catch your baby's palate by surprise?

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