There are lots of baby-friendly foods out there but these 5 suggested by doctors and nutritionists identical stand out from the pack. From vitamin-rich veggies and fruits to meats and beans loaded with protein, these super foods are full of necessary nutrients, easy to prepare, reasonably priced and yummy.
Many are also much loved first foods. Before introducing solids, talk to the pediatrician about your baby's readiness for solids and which foods to introduce and when. Then introduce foods one at a time, waiting at least three days after each new food to watch for any allergic reaction.

Blueberries
Blueberries are full with antioxidants. The deep, brilliant blue of these berries comes from flavonoids that benefit your baby's brain, eyes and even urinary tract.
Serving thoughts: Blend or mash blueberries well and spin a spoonful of the juicy purple puree into yogurt, or top silky coconut milk rice pudding with blueberry compote.

Avocados
This buttery fruit-vegetable is rich in vigorous unsaturated fats that help improve brain development. Actually, the fat composition of avocados is rather similar to that of breast milk.
Serving thoughts: Mash avocado with a fork or make baby guacamole.

Broccoli
This cruciferous vegetable contains calcium, folate, fiber and may even help ward off cancer. Introduce your baby to broccoli's bold flavor early and you'll be growing his tastes and encouraging a lifelong love of green vegetables.
Serving thought: Steam until soft, cut into pieces small enough for your child to eat carefully and then chill. Steaming takes the bite out of broccoli and some babies prefer the texture and taste when it's cold.

Bananas
Known as a good source of potassium, this grab-and-go fruit also contains vitamins B6 and C, iron and calcium.
Serving thoughts: For your little one's first smoothie, puree banana and peach chunks with whole-milk yogurt.

Prunes
Whether you call them "dried plums" and "prunes,” these humble fruits don’t sound alluring – but they're sweet, soft and full of fiber. Your baby may suffer from constipation when switching to solids, as it's a big change for her system. Add pureed prunes to her diet to aid absorption and keep things moving.
Serving thoughts: Serve pureed prunes alone or mixed with other foods such as cereal, oatmeal for a logically sweet treat.

Yogurt
Creamy yogurt is rich in vitamin D and calcium, essential for healthy teeth and bones. Your baby can have it at 5 to 7 months, long before he'll be ready for cow's milk.
Choose for plain yogurt with no added sugar. Also look for a brand with the most live cultures, which help regulate the good microorganisms in your baby's digestive tract. Confirm you pick up whole-milk yogurt – babies require the calories from fat.
Serving thoughts: Yogurt is fine on its own, or swirl in pureed berries or other fresh fruit, applesauce, or mashed avocado.

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