Homemade California Pear Baby Food
Pears are a great first food to introduce to your baby. They’re sweet, nutritious and babies seem to go crazy for them!
Of course, pre-made pear baby food is widely available in jars at any grocery store. But it’s easier than you think to make your own homemade pear baby food as fresh as it comes and preservative-free! Not to mention cost-effective!
Pears and other fruits are important to overall health because they provide us with essential vitamins and nutrients that our bodies can’t make on their own, babies included. To help you and your little one take advantage of safe and nutritious California pears we’ve put together a new pear baby food recipe.
Fresh pears begin harvesting in California in July each year and are a hit among babies for their sweet flavor and creamy texture. Pears are a great source of vitamin C which helps protect babies from infections, heal wounds and build strong bones and muscles. They’re also full of fiber to keep their little digestive tracts moving.
California pears are grown safely by family farmers who are leaders in sustainable farming methods. California pears are highly sought after by commercial baby food manufacturers who are required to meet stringent requirements for food safety. This makes California pears an excellent choice to incorporate the safest foods possible into your baby’s diet. This recipe is super easy to make and builds on itself so it can transition as your baby and their taste buds grow.
Doctors recommend slowly introducing new foods into your baby’s diet to help identify common food allergies to dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish and shellfish. Venturing into the world of solid foods with little ones can be daunting for parents. However, the good news is that allergies to fruits remain low. Encouraging your baby to love fresh, nutritious fruit like pears will set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating.