Best Stage 3 Baby Food

  • Author: Amy Palanjian
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
  • Category: Baby Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Below is my go-to method for serving nutrient-dense grains to babies in this age group. And find my full list of other favorite recipes in the Notes section at the bottom. Nutrition will vary based on ingredients.



  1. Prepare your grain or meat, making sure they are cooked through and soft
  2. Choose your sauce or puree.
  3. Add both to a medium bowl and stir together. Serve warm with a preloaded spoon or as a (somewhat messy) finger food. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for future weeks.


You can really use any soft grain or cooked meat you like using this method, it’s very versatile!

Trust baby’s hunger and end the meal when they fuss, throw food, turn their head away, or give another signal that they are no longer hungry.

Other recipes to try for this age: 

yummy family food

Toddler Won't Eat?

Here's Help!

My favorite tips for getting your littles to enjoy their food!

free email bonus

toddler drinking green smoothie square

5 Tips for Fuss-Free Baby Food

free email bonus

sweet potato baby food square

Make feeding baby easy and yummy!

Send this to a friend