When my daughter was little, I loved making all of our own baby food. It is so simple and you can make the best combinations. Here is a recipe for Carrot Hummus that I started making back when she was a baby that I still make for her 2 years later. It is super easy to make and a good food to let them explore self eating. It sticks to the spoon, so it doesn’t instantly fall off as soon as they fling it around.
1 cup chickpeas (cooked or canned)
1 cup carrots (steamed and very soft)
1/4-1/2 clove of garlic (be careful of babies sensitive taste buds)
2 – 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
Place all ingredients, except olive oil, in a food processor and puree. Scrape down the sides and mix. Through the hole on the top of the food processor, add olive oil until the hummus is smooth. Taste and add salt if needed.