You can begin offering tofu to your baby around 8 months as an alternative to meat. I found some fun ways to get your infant or toddler interested in tofu. The ideas/recipes below are for "independent sitters" and babies that have started eating finger foods or chunkier foods. Ares won't be able to eat all of these yet, but I was going to try some of the blended ones.
Cut soft or firm tofu into small bite-sized cubes and dust it with crushed cheerios, wheat germ or crushed graham crackers. (cubes work best with Firm tofu but Soft works as well)
Blend it up with a banana and wheat germ and serve by spoon. You may blend it with any type of fruit(s) like apples, strawberries, blueberries or pears. **Clings to the spoon and is great for older babies who are learning how to self-feed with utensils.**
Cube it and toss it into soups or broth (prior to seasoning) and give the cubes to baby. Use it as an alternative to meats in "adult" soups.
Cube it and fry it gently in olive oil, add seasonings of your choice for either adults or babies.
Mash tofu with cottage cheese, avocado or even mix with hummus. Add seasoning to make a sandwich spread or use as Baby Finger Foods.
Create your own tofu burgers with mashed tofu, bread crumbs (or baby cereal for baby!), chopped onion (or veggie puree appropriate for your baby's age!) and your favorite seasonings.
Use the silken tofu and add fruits, yogurt, and fruit juice to create a Baby Fruit Smoothie.
Tofu Baby Meals cube and sauté in olive oil (add spices like pepper, garlic, onion basil etc.). You may also just blend or cube and serve:
Blend tofu, applesauce and squash together for a yummy meal.
Blend tofu, avocado and pears together
Blend tofu, blueberries and bananas together
Blend tofu with sweet potato and carrots
Blend tofu with broccoli and parsnips