6 Healthy Fall Recipes for Your Baby

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Adding solid food to your baby's menu is an exciting time, and it can bring a lot of fun to mealtime. And, as a matter of fact, food can play a big role in keeping your baby healthy, and some of those solid foods can actually prove to be beneficial in fighting off illness.

During the fall months, when everywhere you look there's someone who is sick with a cold or the flu, anything that fights off infection is good.

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If you're on the hunt for perfectly healthy fall recipes for your baby that will keep them healthy and strong through the cold months, here are six that you need to give a try.

 

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Apple Cinnamon Porridge

If you're looking for something healthier and tastier than rice cereal for your baby, apple cinnamon porridge is where it's at. You can make a large batch and place portion sizes into the freezer so all you have to do is heat it up and serve, leaving more time for you and your baby to cuddle a little longer in the morning.

Get the recipe from Made For Mums, and see if your baby loves it!

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Shepherd's Pie

This is an all-time fall-and-winter favorite meal the whole family can love. There are many ways you can jazz this up to make it healthier including adding sweet potatoes on the top and filling the casserole with carrots, corn, squash, and tomatoes.

Get the recipe from Net Mums, and see if your baby loves it!

 

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Carrot Ginger Soup

Making homemade soup is the best way to spend a Sunday, and it's an ideal meal for the whole family — including your baby. Carrot ginger soup packs a wonderful flavor punch that most babies will love, and it's an easy recipe to make ahead of time, adding to its awesomeness.

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Get the recipe from Baby Food Recipes, and see if your baby loves it!

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Chicken and Root Vegetable Mash

From about when your baby hits seven months on, this vegetable and chicken medley is one you need to serve your baby. It's filled with all the goodness of root vegetables and chicken, and it's packed with a wonderful flavor thanks to the cheese and oregano.

Get the recipe from Made For Mums, and see if your baby loves it!

 

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Pumpkin Puree

Autumn is the perfect season for pumpkin, which is why you see it everywhere! Did you know it's a super healthy food for your child, too? It's filled with vitamins that are perfect for fighting infection and for keeping the immune system strong. This root vegetable can be pureed, roasted, or added to a great stew.

Get the recipe from Annabel Karmel, and see if your baby loves it!

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Quinoa Banana Mash

It's probably not an ingredient you would immediately think to serve your baby, but quinoa is a delicious choice. Stir in some mashed banana with quinoa, and you have the perfect cold-weather breakfast for your little one.

Get the recipe from weelicious, and see if your baby loves it!

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What is your favorite food to eat during the cooler months? What does your baby like to eat? Share in the comments!

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6 Healthy Fall Recipes for Your Baby

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