Thanksgiving Feast for Babies With Few To No Teeth

It can be difficult to know what to feed a baby or young toddler in the midst of all the Thanksgiving preparation and family festivities. Worry no more! These foods will please even the pickiest of eaters, even if teeth have not appeared yet . Here are some healthy options for budding teeth.

Sweet Potatoes

Peel the sweet potato, cut it into cubes, and steam it until it’s tender. This yummy food is great because it is full of vitamins including carotene and Vitamin A. Plus, they have a touch of sweetness so they don’t require any sauce or topping.

Turkey and Apple

Don’t hesitate to offer up a bite of tukey to your little one. Choose tender white meat, remove the skin and cut it up into small pieces. You can pair it with some roasted apple for extra sweetness. Peel the apple, and cut it into chunks. Place the chunks of apple into a baking dish along with a cinnamon stick for extra flavor, and bake at 350 degrees until tender.

Green Beans and Pears

Mix a few pieces of cut up pears with some chopped and steamed green beans. It is very important to prepare your baby’s green beans separately from the green bean casserole. This is because the casserole contains ingredients that are unsuitable for your baby.

“Pumpkin Pie”

Stir a scoop of pumpkin puree into a cup of yogurt until it is evenly mixed and creamy. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg for extra flavor, and your baby will gobble it right up!

Celebrate your baby’s first Thanksgiving the right way with these healthy and delicious foods. Once the festivities are over, if your child does have any teeth, don’t forget to brush them with a fluoride-free toothpaste before bed.