Reader tip: Minestrone soup for toddlers

Meal you can share with baby: Minestrone or vegetable soup

Sarah reports that her son Theo has never met a food he doesn’t like. Lucky mama! She shared a tip that sounded brilliant to me:

Take a can of low-sodium minestrone soup and dump it in a strainer. Serve your self-feeding baby or toddler the remaining bits and let him explore what he likes. “Pasta, beans, potato, green beans, peas, and carrots,” all make Theo’s list. Your results may vary.

Related: Other “fast” food ideas for babies; What’s the deal with baby-led weaning?

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.