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four white plates with each containing an iron-rich source, including white beans, hemp seeds, beef, and beans

Best First foods for baby led weaning

What are the best first foods for baby led weaning? Here's a list of TOP foods that offer the essential nutrients babies need
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 146kcal



  • ¼ cup cooked oatmeal or lentils, full-fat plain Greek yogurt or mashed sweet potato

Mix-ins (choose one)

  • 1-2 teaspoons smooth, unsalted peanut/nut/seed butter OR
  • 1-2 teaspoons flax seeds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds OR
  • ¼ hard-boiled egg, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon no-salt-added canned sardines or salmon OR
  • 1 tablespoon minced beef or chicken OR
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cooked broccoli OR
  • 1 tablespoon mashed beans OR
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana


  • To the base of choice, combine whatever mix-ins you wish! Such an easy way to invite variety and serve a well-balanced meal. You can preload onto a spoon and hand it to your baby, but most likely they will go straight in with their hands.
  • For oatmeal, lentils, and mashed potato, you can shape into balls or fingers to make it easier for your baby to grab (see note)


Nutrition facts based on  lentils + 2 teaspoons of peanut butter 
Check out these oat balls and lentil balls.
You can transfer untouched portion to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 5g | Iron: 2mg