Cooking for Baby

Everything you need to prepare healthy, nutritious food for your baby: Find simple recipes and information about food allergies and intolerances, as well as food storage and safety.

Transitional Recipes for Baby: 12-18 Months

These 12 recipes are designed to help you transition baby to the family meal. Each recipe is a family-friendly recipe, and next to each one you’ll find directions on how to modify or adapt a small serving of that recipe for baby. Get excited because this is the beginning of simplified meal planning!

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Barley with Shiitakes and Spinach Recipe

Barley with Shiitakes and Spinach

Although barley isn't a commonly used grain, it's great for baby because of its mild flavor. In this recipe, barley provides a quick yet hearty base for vegetables, cheese, and rosemary, which can be served as a meatless main or side dish.

For baby:
•   Omit black pepper.
•   Serve the barley mixture in a small bowl.
•   Cut the mushrooms and spinach into bite-sized pieces, if needed.

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