April Produce List is here, along with information on When To Introduce various fruits and vegetables to your little ones.
April is here and so is Spring. At my part of the country, it’s bright and sunny. I am so in love with the weather right now. Markets are filled with freshest Spring Produce as well.
Today I am sharing the April Produce List + Recipes. Eating what is in the season is always the best. Plus it is economical as well.
I have also included in this post, the information on When To Introduce certain fruits and vegetables to your little ones according to months.
As I mentioned earlier eating Seasonal is the best way to enjoy the freshest flavors of the fruits and vegetables and as also economical. Since not much time is going in transportation.
Without any further delay, let’s go through what’s in season right now.
With April Produce List in hand, let’s see what we can give to our little ones at each month. Introducing new food to little ones is a challenge, so always consult your pediatrician.
The above-given chart is base on what I gave my daughter after consulting her Pediatrician. Every individual child is different, so what worked for me may not work for you.
It’s always better to talk to your pediatrician before introducing new foods, especially if your child suffers from allergies.
Keeping this in mind, let’s go through details of When To Give.
6 Months +
Apricots, Peas, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini.
All the fruits mentioned above and vegetables are high starter foods. They are easy to digest and are filled with essential nutrients. Making a pure puree and mixing it with baby cereal can make a delicious meal for your little bub.
8 Months +
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Beets, Celery, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, and Spinach.
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower- they all tend to give gases. So if the baby has digestive issues, I would wait till longer for the introduction of these vegetables. Since my daughter didn’t have problems, these vegetables worked well for her.
Spinach comes under Dirty Dozens– so it’s advisable to opt for Organic Spinach when using it for baby food.
10 Months +
Asparagus, Avocado, Lemons, Leeks, and Strawberries.
In case of lemon and strawberries, they are acidic and can cause diaper rash. So if your baby’s tummy is sensitive, I would wait until her first year birthday or consult a pediatrician.
Usually, Avocados are said to be a good starter food, but my daughter didn’t respond well to avocado at seven months of age. So I waited until ten months to introduce them again.
1 Year +
Lettuce, Radish, Mushrooms and Collard Greens.
I waited for my daughter till she turned one year old to introduce the above vegetables.
But you can go ahead and consult with your pediatrician before introducing these to your baby’s diet.
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Now let’s go through some of the recipes you can try for your little sweethearts.
6 Months And Above:
Yellow Squash With Zucchini And Mint
8 Months And Above:
Asparagus Potato Pureè
Sweet Potatoes With Celery
10 Months And Above:
Berry Yogurt Popsicles
1 Year And Above:
Zucchini With Peas Pesto
Share this information with your loved ones and with parents with babies. They will like it.
What are you giving to your little ones this month? Let me know in comments.
Talk to you all soon.
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The views presented in this article are the personal experiences of the writer. Every baby is different. Please use Caution before introducing new foods into your baby’s diet. Always consult your Pediatrician.
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There are so many AWESOME produce varieties in this post…spring is my favorite time of the year to visit the farmer’s market and you’ve definitely highlighted my favorite fruits and veggies here!
Thank you, Sarah. 🙂
Boy, do I miss the days of baby food when my son just ate what I made! He’s 2 1/2 and getting harder to feed by the day! He used to eat everything and now it’s a constant struggle to get him to eat anything but bread and fruit.
What a great list! I don’t have babies anymore 🙁 but I’m pinning this to share with a few new moms I know.
Thank you, yes please go ahead. It will help other moms 🙂
So excited about the spring produce that’s now available! Those berry yogurt popsicles are so cute!
Thank you. 🙂
What a great round up list of Spring foods! I miss making baby food for my little ones, that time of life went by way too fast!
Thank you. Oh yes, these little ones grow up so fast.
Gladly pinned so parents would spread 🙂