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5 Yummy Recipes For Baby’s First Halloween & Thanksgiving

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Easy, yummy recipes for your baby’s first Halloween and Thanksgiving can come handy when you stand there preparing your family’s celebration, only to realize that your youngest family member has nothing to eat but the ordinary, boring, canned baby food.

Well, search no more. Below you’ll find recipes to give a special treat to your baby for Halloween and Thanksgiving, just like the rest of the family.

Most recipes below are suitable for babies that are used to eating solid foods. If your baby is just starting out with solid foods, choose the simplest recipes below or pick one of the recipes for beginner babies here.

In addition, to rule out any food sensitivity, it is always prudent to start with very simple ingredients at first.

Now to the recipes for your baby’s first Thanksgiving and/or Halloween… (Most of these recipes have been shared by our wonderful visitors. If you would like to share a baby recipe too, please use the form here or simply add your recipe in Comments Section at the bottom of this page.)

If you need instructions on how to make baby food, you’ll find that here.

Halloween & Thanksgiving Recipes for Babies


Baked Sweet Potato

(4-6 months and up)
Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • Water, breast milk or formula
  • Apples, carrots or squash for variation (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash one sweet potato and poke a few small holes in the skin.
  • Place in oven (400 F/175 C) and bake until soft for 30-60 minutes depending on size.
  • Slit the potato and scoop out the meat.
  • Allow to cool somewhat, then add water, breast milk or formula and puree.
  • This dish can be varied with baking apples, carrots or squash along with the sweet potato and then blend together in a puree.


Turkey Dinner

(8 months and up)(for babies that have started with meat)

Ingredients

  • A piece of turkey meat (the size of a medium chicken breast)
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 0.75 cups(1.5 dl) water
  • 2 table spoons cream, breast milk or formula depending on baby’s age
  • 1 tea spoon thyme
  • 1 tea spoon vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon healthy oil

Instructions

  • Cut the turkey meat in small pieces.
  • Cut two parsnips, one carrot and one sweet potato in small pieces.
  • Set the water to boil and add the turkey, the vegetables, 2 table spoons of cream/breast milk/formula, 1 tea spoon thyme and 1 tea spoon vegetable stock and let boil for 8 minutes.
  • Add a tea spoon of a healthy oil.
  • Puree or mash depending on your baby’s preferences.


Baked Apples with Cinnamon

(6 months and up)

Ingredients

  • One or more apples
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Core apples and leave peel on
  • Place a piece of butter inside the apple.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon onto the apple if you think your baby will like it. (Maybe a few apples with and a few without cinnamon.)
  • Place in a shallow baking or roasting pan with a bit of water – about 1-2 inches of water.
  • Bake in a 400F (175 C) oven for 30 minutes or until tender; be sure to check on the water level.
  • Or you can try baking them in the micro oven if you are short of time. 5 minutes approximately for 4 apples. No water in the bowl. (Just remember that micro ovens tend to destroy vitamins, so if you have time, use the regular oven.)
  • Once baked, allow to cool and then slip off the skin if needed. You can either cut apple into little bits and serve as a finger food or mash and serve with a spoon.


Halloween Pumpkin Banana Mash

(6 months and up)

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Cooking Pumpkin (or Butternut Squash), Peeled, Seeds Removed, and Diced
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 Pinch Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Ground Ginger (Optional)
  • Pure Apple Juice, Formula or Breast Milk

Instructions

  • Place the diced pumpkin in a pan with a steamer basket.
  • Add enough water so that it just comes to the bottom of the steamer basket. Steam until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add banana, cinnamon and ginger. Puree until smooth.
  • Thin with apple juice, formula or breast milk.
  • Set aside to cool. Then serve to the baby crowd.


Halloween Yogurt

(6 months and up)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of plain, full fat yogurt (use organic yogurt if possible)
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground ginger

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and serve with a spoon.

I hope your baby will like these recipes for your baby’s first Thanksgiving and Halloween! You can find baby costume ideas for Halloween and other occasions here. If you have baby food recipes to share, please do so here or simply add your baby’s favorite recipe in Comments below! 🙂

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