It’s true! I actually feed my ten-month-old baby mild salsa.
And she likes it!
I remember reading somewhere about how if you give your babies salsa to eat it helps them be better eaters later on. I guess because it is spicy and so packed with flavor it helps them learn to like other new foods?
In other countries, babies eat the foods their parents eat, and there are many countries whose cuisine is MUCH spicier than ours!
Other “strange” things I feed Vera:
-plain yogurt (no sugar added!)
-hummus (seasoned with adobo seasoning!)
-white bean dip
Here’s what her typical daily menu looks like.
(I don’t measure out her foods – these are just approximations.)
Breakfast: 1-2 Tbsp. cottage cheese, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt; 2 Tbsp. blueberries (halved); 2 Tbsp. other fruit (strawberries, watermelon, mango, and bananas are popular); sometimes a scrambled egg yolk; a small handful of Cheerios
Lunch: 1 Tbsp. hummus; 1 Tbsp. natural cheese; 2 Tbsp. veggies (zucchini strips, potato “fries,” sweet/regular potatoes, cooked mixed veggies, etc.); 1/2 hard boiled egg yolk; 1/4 piece of whole wheat bread; 1-2 Tbsp. fruit
Dinner: any of the things I listed above for lunch; some of whatever we are eating (potatoes, pasta, vegetables, fish, bread, etc.); 1 Tbsp. fruit/yogurt for “dessert”
Do you feed your baby anything unusual?