Why baby diet diversity is so important
After learning the do's and dont's of introducing allergens at home, you've now safely introduced each allergen separately to your little one. Now, it’s time to begin integrating them into your weekly meal planning so your baby gets all the benefits of early allergen introduction and a diverse diet!
Below is a helpful sample meal plan for tots 9 months and up. For more ideas on baby-friendly ways to incorporate common allergens in little diets, check out our blog post Everything You Need to Know About Early Allergen Introduction with Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN.
Yogurt with fruit and Proactive Peanut Puffs on top (dairy and peanut)
Pancake (eggs and wheat)
Bread with thin tahini spread (wheat and sesame)
Mashed or cubed tofu (soy)
Proactive Nut Butter Puffs (peanuts and tree nuts)
Mashed salmon over whole wheat pasta (fish and wheat)
Mashed sweet potato with tahini (sesame)
Mashed soybeans (soy)
We'll leave you some encouragement from food allergy mom and Mission MightyMe co-founder, Catherine Jaxon:
“Try not to stress about getting every allergen in baby’s diet every day. You will go crazy! Aim for diet diversity to set them up for a mighty future.”
You can do this – and your little one will thank you! Be sure to bookmark our roundup of yummy and quick toddler-approved meals for fresh and fun meal ideas.
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Ready to introduce and include nuts in your little one’s diet? Check out the full Early Allergen Introduction Guide here.
*FDA HEALTH CLAIM: For babies with an increased risk of peanut allergy (babies with severe eczema, egg allergy or both), introducing age-appropriate, peanut-containing foods as early as 4 months may reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Caregivers should check with the baby’s healthcare provider before feeding the baby peanut-containing foods.