Vegetables

Green Beans

Green Beans Green beans are not the easiest of vegetables to puree to a smooth consistency. The ‘skins’ are the main problem, but green beans are impossible to peel. However,

Eggplant

Eggplant Eggplants (also known as aubergines) come in several varieties. The deep purple shiny ones are very attractive – but the skin of any variety can cause digestive problems, so

Cucumber

Cucumber Cucumber may be given to your baby at about the age of 10 months, though it offers very little in the way of nutritional benefit, and often causes wind

Corn

Corn For several reasons, the introduction of sweet corn (or corn) is often left until around 12 month of age. The main reason is that it presents a high allergen

Cauliflower

Cauliflower Cauliflower is a cruciferous plant, similar to Brussels sprouts and broccoli. It is better left until your baby’s digestive system has matured a little before introducing it, as it

Carrots

Carrots Carrots are usually one of the first vegetables to be introduced, as they are easy to digest – and full of important nutrients. The ‘nitrates in carrots’ discussion is

Broccoli

Broccoli One of the most nutritious vegetables, broccoli is best introduced into baby’s diet at around 10 months of age – rather than being one of the very first vegetables.

Beetroot

Beetroot Introduce beetroot when baby reaches about 10 months of age; it is highly nutritious, and its bright colour will stimulate baby’s interest – though be warned, it stains! Beetroot

Asparagus

Asparagus Asparagus has a delicate flavour and contains many important nutrients – including some protein! It can be a little difficult to digest, so is not recommended as a first