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Protein-rich Foods for Your Baby

Given babies’ rapid growth in the first two years, they need a significantly more protein-dense diet than adults do. In his first year, your baby needs one gram of protein per pound of body weight.

A Guide to the Recipes

My goal is to offer you cooking principles and general methods that can be used for a variety of foods. The basic principles in these recipes provide the foundation necessary to cook for your child’s first three years and older.

Types of Plant-based Protein-rich Foods

Plant-based protein-rich foods come from three basic groups: legumes, soy-based products (soybeans are a common type of legume high in protein), and nuts and seeds. They can be simply and creatively integrated into your baby’s first foods.

Poached Fish Recipe

12 months +
If you plan to give your child animal food, this dish is a simple and nutritious protein-rich food for a starter.

Silken Tofu with Kuzu Recipe

6 months +
Silken tofu has a creamy, pudding-like texture, and is an easily digested first protein-rich food for your baby.

Bean Puree and Whole Beans Recipe

9 months +
Beans provide plant-based amino acids and are rich in nutrients. Cooking beans with kombu softens the protein and makes it more digestible.

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