Ham can be a tasty meal, but it should be served in small quantities until your baby approaches her first birthday. Salted cured meats are high in nitrates and sodium. However, it's a new taste that many babies enjoy, and exposing babies to foods of varying flavors will encourage their future culinary experimentation.
½ cup cooked ham
3 tablespoons water, breastmilk, or formula
Chop precooked ham into small pieces.
Place in food processor or blender. Purée for about 30 seconds.
Add water or formula, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue puréeing until smooth.
Most puréed meats can be easily combined with fruits and vegetables to create a healthy meal. Ham, for example, goes well with peas, so make a ham and pea purée. Don't be afraid to experiment, as long as your baby has had all the ingredients separately on previous occasions (and has shown no allergies to any of them).