In the last Super Baby Food Blog post, we talked about the Serving Size of a Super Baby Food meal. Size is important Also important is to balance your baby’s diet among the food groups. To do just that, try this tip: keep food servings about the same size. For example, if your baby’s vegetable servings are currently 2 food cubes, keep the fruit servings about the same size: 2 Food Cubes = 4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup. Make cooked cereal servings twice the size of fruit or veggie servings, because cooked cereal is mostly water.
For 2 veggie food cubes or 1/4 cup fruit, a similar sized cereal serving would be 1/2 cup of cooked cereal. (A half-cup of cooked cereal is only a few tablespoons of ground dry cereal before it is mixed with water). Keeping food servings similar in size will help to promote in your baby’s diet a nice balance of nutrients from the different food groups. This is what we mean by “similar-sized” food servings.