Even your baby deserves tasty Thanksgiving Dinner Baby Food! Thanksgiving is my favorite meal hands down. I’m not sure what I like better, though, the turkey or the fresh cranberry sauce. I actually started freezing the berries when they’re in season so I could eat it all year long. Cranberries are intensely sour, so I added some sweet potato and apple to balance the flavor and give it a little sweetness. This puree has protein from the turkey, beta carotene from the sweet potato and carrots, and vitamin C from the apple. I always trying to expand Kenya’s taste buds with spices, so I added the thyme. It was still missing something, though. The cinnamon gives it that last kick that makes this puree smell of a Thanksgiving feast, baby puree style of course.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Baby Food

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 turkey breast tender (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 15 baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ground cinnamon


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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. Yum! I wonder if this can be made with a food mill? I just bought one, but don’t think it will get the food smooth enough for my little one just starting solids. I’ll have to borrow my Mom’s food processor, I suppose!

      When is a food mill best? Any foods in particular? What stage is the chunky texture ideal?

    2. I made this for my son and he LOVES it. I added in some organic green beans and used organic coconut milk to make it smooth. YUM!

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