When our first daughter Lidya started to her solids, a lovely friend of mine (Wendy Krim) suggested a very practical cookbook:
"The Healthy Baby Meal Planner" by Annabel Karmel. This book had good meal planners and especially very interesting food varieties for babies and young children. The Zucchini and Banana Puree on page 33 was a great hit between Lidya and Elizabeth (Wendy's daughter).
"1 small zucchini, washed, trimmed and sliced
1/2 small banana, peeled and sliced
Steam the zucchini for 8 minutes and puree in a food mill with the banana."
It had an odd but very simple combination which I would never dare to put together by myself. Yet kids loved it.
With well prepared and age appropriate meal planners and easy to understand+prepare recipes this book is a great help for mother...