Following on from First Foods for baby – 6 months. Below are some Healthy first food recipe options for the 8m + baby.

Once baby has had individual first foods introduced, you can introduce some wonderful food combinations to excite and interest baby’s palate.

From 8 – 10  months you can easily start to introduce baby to meats, spices, textures and finger foods and introduce them to what you are having as a family meal too.

Below are some fantastic meal ideas for the older baby.

2 Ingredient Food Options

Apple and Prune

A great combo to alleviate constipation in babies.


1 Apple

5 Prunes


Peal and chop apple and cook in a pot with the prunes with 2 tablespoons of water.

Drain, then puree.

Kumara and Avocado


1 Kumara

1 Avocado


Peel and chop kumara. Boil kumara in a pot with half a cup of water until tender.

Drain kumara, then mash or puree both kumara and avocado.

Apple and Kumara


1 Kumara

1 Apple


Peel and chop kumara and apple.

Boil kumara in a pot with half a cup of water until tender.

Cook apple separately in a small pot with 2 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes.

Drain both, then mash or puree together.

Kiwifruit and Pear

A great combo to alleviate constipation in babies.


1 Ripe kiwifruit

1 Ripe pear


Peel and chop both fruits and mash or puree.

3 or more ingredient food options

Lamb, Tomato and Polenta


100g Lamb steak

1 Tomato

pinch of chopped thyme

2 tablespoons of polenta


Skin tomato and finely chop. Finely chop lamb and slow cook lamb, tomato, polenta and thyme in a small pot with half a cup of water on stove top for one hour (add extra water if necessary).

Cool and mash.

Chicken, Creamed Corn and Quinoa (whole or flaked)


Chicken breast

1/4 cup creamed corn

3 tablespoons quinoa (whole or flaked)


bake chicken, then cool and shred finely cook quinoa in water, then drain.

Mix 3 ingredients together and serve

Simple Red Lentil curry


Red Lentils (red as they are less gassy)

Tomato paste

Pumpkin – finely chopped


Teaspoon curry powder


Cook and drain lentils. Saute onions and pumpkin, add curry powder. Add ¼ cup water and cook until pumpkin is tender, add Tomato paste and cooked lentils.

Mushy baby baked beans


1 can of kidney beans

Sautéed onion, grated carrot and garlic

1 heaped tablespoon tomato paste


Mix beans, tomato paste and sautéed onion, grated carrot and garlic together and serve

Baby Porridge with Beetroot and Blueberry


1/2 cup fine grain oats

1 1/4 cup liquid (water/ milk/ rice milk/ almond milk)

1/2 cup blueberry

1 teaspoon finely grated beetroot


Cook oats and beetroot for 5 minutes.

Puree together the oats, beetroot and blueberries.

Please note, the beetroot may turn babies poop pink.

Baby “Ice Cream”


½ banana

½ avocado

½ can coconut cream


Blend banana and avocado together and freeze into ice cubes.

When you wish to serve, take frozen cubes out from freezer and blend with coconut cream in a blender. It is cold and sweet, just like ice cream.

Black Bean, Chocolate Rice Pudding


coconut cream,

1 ripe pear (peeled) or equivalent of canned pear

1 cup cooked rice

1 can black beans

1 teaspoon Cocoa

Blend together coconut cream, pear, 1 can black beans and cocoa. Mix with rice. Chill and serve.

Avocado chocolate pudding




Maple syrup

Coconut cream


Blend avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut cream, and cinnamon in a blender until smooth. Refrigerate pudding until chilled, about 30 minutes.

Read more ‘First Food For Baby’ Blogs Below.

First Foods for Baby- When, What, How?
First Foods for Baby – Around the World
First Foods for Baby – 6 Months

All content here, including quotes from health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding the health of your baby or toddler.