Mashed potatoes: Red, white or yellow they are a good source of fiber. Even the pickiest of beginning eaters like the taste of plain mashed potatoes. Remove the skins from your potatoes before roasting or steaming for a smooth 1st food.
Sweet potatoes: This Thanksgiving staple is also a classic ingredient for baby food. They are rich in beta-carotene (which is good for baby’s vision, skin, growth and immune system), a good source of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and they are full of antioxidants.
Carrots: Roasting or steaming carrots brings out their natural sweetness, which makes them appealing to babies. Parents like them because of the beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives them their beautiful orange color. Beta-carotene converts into vitamin A which promotes healthy skin, hair, nails and eyesight.
Butternut squash: Babies will love its sweet taste. It’s a good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene and also has vitamin C, fiber, folate, B-vitamins, and even some omega-3 fatty acids and potassium which is good for bone health.
Pumpkin: Before making your pie filling, put aside some of the puree for the perfect treat for baby. Pumpkin is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber! It also contains the antioxidant beta-carotene and has protein and potassium too. When possible use fresh pumpkin to bake and puree for baby, but if you’re getting it out of a can, double check that you’re not serving “pumpkin pie mix,” which can have added sugar, starch, and potential allergy dangers.
Apple: On the top of baby's first food list, apples are packed with vitamin C and fiber, and they taste great too. Roast or steam some apples for baby and make them into applesauce. Most doctors agree they’re great as one of baby’s first solid foods.