Enjoying seasonal spring food
There's nothing like the smell and taste of truly fresh and seasonal produce grown from home. Spring is a great time to dig into some of these treats provided by Mother Nature herself.
If your baby is at the point where she is eating solids, then why not try to integrate some of this seasonal produce into their diet too? Having a diet packed full of fruits, vegetables and healthy vitamins and minerals can help to boost your child's immune system, assisting them to fight off ailments such as the baby cold or flu.
What's in this season
In season this spring are oranges, grapefruits and bananas. This is great because these are soft and can be introduced to your baby early on in the solid eating process. Your child might be a little averse to such strong tastes such as grapefruit at first, but it's worth a try.
There are even more seasonal vegetables growing in Australia this spring. Artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, fennel, leeks, peas, rhubarb, silverbeet and spinach are all growing right in your backyard – maybe even literally!
You can cook these up so they are soft enough for your baby to try – maybe even with a tasty sauce to go with them – or bake them into another soft mixture such as a kind of quiche or frittata.