Fish Dinner for Baby

Make easy and healthy fish baby food with this recipe from Real Baby Food #babyfoodrecipes #fishrecipes #firstfoods

Fish Dinner for Baby

Get seafood into your baby’s diet early; there are few foods with as many nutritional benefits, including brain-boosting DHA, an especially important omega-3 fatty acid for babies.

This mild-tasting, creamy purée from Real Baby Food is an excellent place to start on the fish front. As your baby gets older, just mash this meal with a fork. Store this purée in the fridge for only a day before freezing to maintain the best (and least “fishy”) flavor.


If you’re practicing baby-led weaning, stop at step 2. Cut the fish and potatoes into small chunks, and lightly smash the peas.

Introduce fish to babies with this easy and healthy first food recipe from Real Baby Food. #babyfoodrecipes #firstfoods #babyfood

Fish Dinner

1 medium Yukon Gold or russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

½ pound cod or other white fish fillet

1/3 cup frozen peas

1. Place the potato cubes into a medium saucepan and add water just to cover. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 8 minutes.

2. Place the cod atop the potatoes (it won’t be in the water). Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add the peas and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Cool slightly.

3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fish and vegetables to a blender, reserving the cooking water. Add ¼ cup cooking water and purée until the mixture is smooth, adding more cooking water if necessary. Do not over-blend or the potato may become gummy.


Photo by Lauren Volo

Get baby food recipes, baby-led weaning ideas, and easy dinner recipes for the whole family in Real Baby Food #babyfoodrecipes #babyfood #babyshowergiftideas

Jenna Helwig