My older two kids are not big breakfast eaters. So it surprised me that Belle is ALL ABOUT breakfast. Girlfriend is hungry in the morning and wants to eat! My older two kids usually drink a green smoothie for breakfast and that’s it.
Belle will drink a smoothie and then beg for more food. Girl can eat! So I thought I’d share some of our go-to breakfast meals for babies!
Belle LOVES oatmeal cereal. And I love that it’s good for her. She also loves blueberries (diced). When she first started eating solid food at 6 months old, I would often blend the blueberries in the food processor and then use them to flavor the oatmeal. She loved it! But now she likes to feed herself, so I just chop them up and serve them to her.
Bananas are probably one of Belle’s FAVORITE foods. Which is funny to me because she refused to eat them for so long. I just kept offering them at breakfast and finally she decided she loved them. So if your baby is the same way, just keep offering!
Belle loves a mix of diced strawberries and bananas with her oatmeal.
On occasion the big kids will ask for pancakes for breakfast. And Belle loves those days! I dice up some pancakes for her and make her own de-constructed version of avocado toast! Pancakes and avocado with a side of oatmeal. She loves it!
If we are in a hurry to get to school or church I’ll often offer Belle some cereal puffs to eat in the car…but she totally prefers a hearty breakfast. Other breakfast favorites in our house are scrambled eggs and peanut butter toast. Due to allergy concerns, I typically wait to offer them to my babies until after they have turned one, which means Belle is going to get to try them this weekend.
If you are just starting out on solid foods, Gerber cereal is a great first food. Your baby is grown and changing so much, so their nutrition is very important! Gerber wants to make every bite count, which is why Gerber oatmeal has been the first food for all of my babies. It’s a great way to incorporate iron in to their diet, which breastfed babies in particular really need! Two servings have 90% of the iron they need each day.
Gerber cereal has essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin C, E and six B vitamins for healthy development. I highly recommend mixing the oatmeal cereal with other baby purees too. Applesauce is a great starter!
This is our first time trying Gerber’s DHA & Probiotic version of their oatmeal cereal. DHA helps support brain and eye development and the Probiotic helps support digestive health when eaten on a regular basis.
You can learn more about Gerber cereals here, and find them at your local Target! I’ve also found a great coupon for you to save even more here.