It is that time of the year again. And this time, it is a bit more special because you will be cooking for your baby as well. But first, is your baby consuming solid or semisolid food? That is what you have to keep in mind when you are preparing something for your baby as well. If they have solid or semi-solid food, then why deprive their taste buds of the magic of Thanksgiving food? Start preparing Thanksgiving food list for babies now.

If not, there is a way out of that as well. It is not difficult to modify Thanksgiving food for infants. It can be converted into a balanced and healthy baby meal. Here is a Thanksgiving food list for babies who are going to enjoy their first Thanksgiving. Let light up their taste buds as well this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Food List For Babies

Well, if you are worried about the amount of food you can give your baby, then stay relaxed. There is no particular amount that you should measure and give your baby. They can have as much as they want, and that is not just about Thanking food; it is about all meals. But kids are picky about their food. Their expressions would give you a clear indication of whether they liked the food or not. Not let’s prepare a Thanksgiving food list for babies.

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a safe choice for your baby. But the only thing that you have to take care of is that the turkey is well cooked. It has to be cooked at 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure that it is not chewy and has a soft texture. Turkey has nutritional benefits as well as choline, zinc, and protein.

Potential Allergens: Nothing

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Bend it into a puree.
  • Shred it thinly into small pieces.
  • Cut small small pieces for baby-led weaning.

Stuffing

Stuffing

You can give your baby stuffing because of its soft texture. But make sure you do not put any big pieces of food like celery or mushrooms. Chop it well and mash it properly. You might notice that your toddler is refusing to have it because of all the mixed textures and different foods combined together.

Potential Allergens: Dairy (butter), eggs 

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Keep the bites small, chop the vegetables well, and give them bite-size pieces.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes - Thanksgiving food list for babies

Mashed potatoes are a great choice for your babies because of their smooth texture. And I dont think there is anyone who does not like mashed potatoes. This is a great choice and a safe one as well.

Potential allergens: Dairy (Butter, milk)

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • You can feed them with a spoon
  • Or just put it on a plate and let them use their hands and get it dirty.

Gravy

Gravies are also a safe choice for your baby. But sometimes store-bought gravies have a little bit of extra sodium, so give them accordingly. The gravy could also work as a great dip for your baby or toddler. 

Potential Allergens: Wheat or flour, Dairy (Cream, butter)

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Mix it well with mashed potatoes
  • You can also use it to make the turkey soft

Green Beans

Green Beans - Thanksgiving food list for babies

Green beans are mostly safe for a baby if you cook them properly and bring them to a point where they get a soft texture. Squeeze it in between your thumb and your forefinger to check if they are getting mashed easily. 

Potential Allergens: Wheat or flour, Dairy (Cream, butter, milk)

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Make the beans into a puree
  • Make it into small pieces for baby-led weaning
  • Small and finely chopped small pieces

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is great for babies. But check if there are any large pieces of cranberries left there or if there are any nuts present which could cause choking.

Potential Allergens: Nuts

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Make it into a puree
  • Put it on a spoon and feed them

Yams/Sweet Potatoes

Yams and sweet potatoes can be prepared and served in various ways. You can make candies, potatoes, roasted potatoes, or mashed potatoes. All are safe options for the babies. Make sure that the texture is soft and there are no lumps, and stay clear of the toppings, which could be hazardous.

Potential Allergens: Dairy, most butter

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Make it into a puree
  • Put it on a spoon and feed them

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie-Thanksgiving food list for babies

Pumpkin pie is a safe choice for any baby. Give them a few spoonfuls of the pie filling. They might have difficulty chewing the crust. It contains a lot of sugar, so give them accordingly.

Potential Allergens: Wheat or flour, Dairy (Cream, butter), Eggs

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Put it on a spoon and feed them

Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is made with nuts, so it might cause choking for babies who are under the age of 4. It gets soft after baking, so it is okay to give your toddler if they can chew it properly. Or else break it down with your hands and give them.

Potential Allergens: Nuts, wheat or flour, dairy, mostly butter, and eggs

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Take a small bite on a finger, crush it, or mash it in your hands and then give it to prevent the risk of choking.

Bread Rolls

This is a very safe choice for the babies, and it has been seen that they like it as well. Most babies like bread and are quite comfortable with it. It might happen that your baby would choose to have a whole rollout of the entire meal, and that is absolutely okay.

Potential Allergens: Wheat or flour

How do you serve it to your baby?

  • Make it into small pieces for baby-led weaning
  • Small and finely chopped small pieces

Wrapping Up!

Trying out something new could be fun for the baby and the parent as well. But be careful of the preparation. Some of the ingredients like syrups, nuts, raw vegetables, and marshmallows might cause choking, so stay clear of those. 

If you know your child is allergic to something, or they are lactose intolerant, then try to avoid cream and milk as much as possible in their food. And be there with your child while they are eating. And enjoy!

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