Healthiest and Best Baby First Food Recipe (+ VIDEO)

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What is the best baby first food?  This is a question all parents inevitably ask and the answer given by most pediatricians is rice cereal.

Unfortunately, any grain based food is not a good idea for children only a few months old as a baby’s immature digestive system does not produce sufficient amylase, the enzyme required for digestion of carbohydrates.  The fact that rice cereal is gluten free makes no difference whatsoever – rice is still a carbohydrate and therefore very difficult for babies to handle digestively.

Incomplete digestion of rice cereal guarantees putrefaction in the gut leading to an imbalance of digestive flora and the potential for allergies and other autoimmune illness to develop down the road. In addition, much of today’s rice is contaminated with arsenic! This includes brown rice syrups used in powdered organic baby formula (best to always make homemade formula instead).

If rice cereal is not ideal for baby as a first food, then what?

In this video lesson, I show you how to prepare the perfect first food for your baby around 4-6 months of age:   egg yolk.

While egg white should not be given to babies under a year old, the egg yolk supplies critical brain building cholesterol and fatty acids that will reward you with a child who speaks at an early age.

All 3 of my children were speaking short, yet complete sentences by a year old. I attribute this not only to extended breastfeeding but also to the brain building nutrients supplied by their early first foods as practiced by Traditional Societies.

How to Prepare First Food for Baby (VIDEO)

The video below shows you how to properly make a soft boiled egg to use the warm, liquid yolk as baby’s first food. Do not use the white as it is allergenic until baby is over a year old.

Just give baby a taste or two at first. Even if they love it, eating the whole thing too fast (it’s very rich!) risks vomiting. Go slow!

Egg Yolk For Baby

The simple recipe below takes 3 minutes to prepare and is the ideal first food for your baby!

Note that egg yolk is recommended over cereal grains by Health Canada. It is unfortunate that the USA is still behind on this important baby weaning step.

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Baby First Food Recipe

Recipe to make the best first food for baby as practiced by healthy, traditional cultures to boost intelligence and encourage early speaking.

Cook Time 3 minutes
Author Sarah Pope MGA


  • 1 egg preferably pastured or free range
  • 1/2 tsp organic liver optional, grated


  1. Boil the egg for 3 1/2 minutes.  Crack the egg open (no need to peel) and carefully place the soft egg yolk into a bowl.  Discard the shell and the egg white.

    Stir in the optional liver (grated while still frozen is the easiest method).

    Serve baby a taste or two building slowly over days and weeks as tolerated.

  2. Stir in the optional liver (grated while still frozen is the easiest method). Or use organic desiccated liver powder.

  3. Serve baby a taste or two building slowly over days and weeks as tolerated. Feeding to much too quickly risks vomiting as this is a very rich food!

Recipe Notes

The organic raw liver should be frozen for at least 14 days to ensure safety. 

Alternatively, if a clean source for organ meats is not available, use desiccated liver pills and sprinkle 1/8 of a tsp into the warm yolk.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Nourishing Traditions

Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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