Introducing your baby to new foods is an exciting, and sometimes scary time. Just one thing you may be concerned about is introducing allergens, like nuts.

Nuts should be introduced to infants from around 6 months. Use nut butters or pastes to avoid the risk of choking from whole nuts.

In the last 20 years, allergic diseases have become an increasingly important public health issue in Australia. The Food Allergy Prevention Project, a National Allergy Strategy project, aims to address this via raising the awareness of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. These guidelines encourage feeding of the most common food allergens (including peanuts and tree nut pastes/flours) to babies within the first year of life.

To help you on your food journey, Nuts for Life and the National Allergy Prevention Project have partnered to produce 10 simple and delicious recipes incorporating tree nuts.

All the recipes are aimed at infants 6-8 months of age. You can modify them by pureeing or leaving lumpier, depending on the developmental needs of your baby.

Try the recipes

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