5x Baby Food Recipes with Turkey


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If you are looking for easy and tasty baby food recipes that your baby will definitely enjoy, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we talk about introducing turkey to your baby’s diet and we give you some easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food.

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Turkey, sweet potato, and carrots

Recipe 2 – Turkey, and corn

Recipe 3 – Turkey, and apple

Recipe 4 – Turkey, bell pepper, and zucchini

Recipe 5 – Turkey, broccoli, and rice

When can a baby eat turkey?

Freshly cooked turkey may be offered as soon as your baby is ready for solid foods, around the age of 6 months. This does not apply to processed turkey.

Make sure you prepare your turkey in an age-appropriate manner. At the age of 6 months, the turkey should be offered in a smooth and runny puree.

How to prepare turkey for baby food?

Make sure the turkey you offer to your baby is freshly cooked. See the video below for instructions on how to roast your first turkey (for beginners)

Use the freshly cooked turkey in a runny puree. Or, if your baby is a bit older, in a chunky puree or mashed.

If you’re just starting out with solid foods, start with 1-ingredient purees before offering purees with multiple ingredients.

Turkey, sweet potato, and carrots (age 6 months+)

A sweet and healthy diner recipe, perfect for Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of turkey
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 carrots

Instructions:

Step 1 – Shred the freshly cooked turkey.

Step 2 – Peel the sweet potato, using a vegetable peeler, and chop into cubes.

Step 3 – Peel the carrots and remove the greens. Chop the carrots into pieces.

Step 4 – Bring a saucepan with water to a boil.

Step 5 – Cook both the sweet potato and the carrots for about 15-20 minutes. You can add them to the same pan.

Step 6 – Pour off the water and let the sweet potato and carrot cool off for a few minutes.

Step 7 – All the ingredients to a bowl and use a hand mixer to mix them into a smooth puree.

You can add a little bit of water if the puree is too thick or dry.

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Turkey and corn (6 months+)

Easy, sweet, and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 2 o.z. of turkey
  • 1 small can of corn

Instructions:

Step 1 – Shred the freshly cooked turkey.

Step 2 – Warm the canned corn in a saucepan for a few minutes.

Step 3 – If you used canned corn with added sugar or salt, rinse the corn with hot water after it’s warm.

Step 4 – Add the turkey and corn together and blend them into a smooth puree, using a hand mixer.

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Turkey and apple (6 months+)

Another great recipe that your baby will love!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of turkey
  • 1 small apple

Instructions:

Step 1 – Shred the freshly cooked turkey.

Step 2 – Peel the apple. Slice it into halves and remove the core.

Step 3 – Cut the apple into slices.

Step 4 – You can choose to cook the apple for a few minutes, this will make it taste sweeter. You can also use it raw.

Step 5 – Merge the ingredients and mix them into a smooth or chunky puree, depending on the age of your little one.  

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Turkey, bell pepper, and zucchini (8-10 months+)

Savory, healthy, and packed with nutritions.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of turkey
  • ½ bell pepper
  • ½ zucchini

Instructions:

Step 1 – Shred the freshly cooked turkey.

Step 2 – Rinse the bell pepper, remove the core, and slice it up.

Step 3 – Peel the zucchini and chop it into cubes.

Step 4 – Steam it for a few minutes or cook it for a few minutes.

Step 5 – Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them into a chunky puree.

Turkey, broccoli, and rice (8 months+)

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of turkey
  • 1 oz of rice
  • 5 broccoli florets

Instructions:

Step 1 – Shred the freshly cooked turkey.

Step 2 – Bring a saucepan with water to a boil and cook the rice for about 15 minutes.

Step 3 – Rinse the broccoli florets and steam them or cook them for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4 – Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them into a puree.

Are these recipes freezable?

All can also be refrigerated and make for good meal prep for the week! You should store your batch of baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze these baby food recipes into different portions by employing ice cubes or small food storage containers as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.

Which kitchen tools to use

In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Boiling pot
  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

Nutritional benefits

Turkey is rich in nutrition. 84 grams of turkey contains 24 grams of protein. Turkey is also rich in vitamin B3, B6, B12, selenium, zinc, sodium, magnesium, and potassium.

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