Peas

Peas A tiny vegetable, packed with nutritious goodness, peas are good to introduce as one of your baby’s first green vegetables, at around the age of 8 months. Peas are

Parsnips

Parsnips Parsnips may be given to baby at around 8 months of age; their delicate nutty sweetness – especially when it has been enhanced by winter frost – will be

Legumes

Legumes Legumes belong to a class of plant that includes lentils, peas and beans – and are one of the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom. Popular legumes

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

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

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

Pear

Pear Delicate in flavour, gentle on the digestive system, pears make an ideal first food for baby at about 6 months of age. It is best to cook pears –

Peaches & Nectarines

Peaches & Nectarines Nectarines are, basically, a ‘fuzz-free’ variety of peach. They have identical nutritional value, and similar flavours, though nectarines may be redder in colour, smaller and more fragrant.