March Produce List + Recipes, along with information on When To Introduce various fruits and vegetables to your little ones.
Hello there. Is it March already? Last week I posted a recipe and I was under the impression that still there is time for to work on the next post.
But there wasn’t, so I got late sending out this one. Anyways better late than never.
Today I am sharing the March Produce List + Recipes. Eating what is in the season is always The Best. Plus it is economical as well.
I have also included the information on When To Introduce certain fruits and vegetables to your little ones according to months. Now, this makes life a bit easy, isn’t it?
So let’s dig in and read on.
With all this information on Seasonal Produce, let’s see what we can give to our little ones each month. Introducing new food to little ones is a challenge, so always consult your pediatrician.
The above-given chart is based 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, Parsnips, Peas and Sweet Potatoes.
These can be a great starter food for little tummies getting introduced to solid foods. These are all easy to digest and form a good base for more new foods in future.
8 Months +
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Beets, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Pineapple, Spinach.
Once the baby has graduated from Stage 1 food, these can be a great addition to her diet. I would like to point out few things here.
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower- they all tend to give gases. So if the baby has digestive issues, I would wait longer for the introduction of these vegetables. Since my daughter didn’t have issues, these vegetables worked well for her.
Pineapple should only be introduced in a cooked form at this stage. I would completely avoid giving raw pineapple since it’s hard to chew and pose a choking hazard.
10 Months +
Asparagus, Avocado, Citrus Fruits (Clementines, Lime, Grape Fruit, Oranges), Carrots, Leeks, Strawberries, Turnips
Avocados mixed with other fruits and vegetables make a nutritious meal for your baby. Though Avocados are considered as a great starter food, I have come across children getting a rash when introduced early at 6 months.
I introduced avocados to my daughter at 7 months. Hence I have added this to 10 months list. It’s all up to you when you want to start with a certain food.
Carrots and Turnips added to purees work well too. In case of citrus fruits, they are acidic in nature 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.
1 Year +
Artichokes, Bok Choy, Mushrooms, Radish, Spring Onions, Spring Greens (Arugula, Collard Greens, Lettuce)
I waited for my daughter till she turned 1 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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All set? Let’s go through some of the recipes you can try for your little sweethearts.
6 Months +
8 Months +
10 Months +
1 Year +
Isn’t this helpful? Share this information with your loved ones and with parents with babies. They will Thank You forever.
I would love to hear what else would you like to know about feeding your little ones. Tell me in the comments.
Talk to you all soon.
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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