As a wonderful mother, while you are enjoying a blissful life with your little bundle of joy, it is also important to consider each and every fact about their health and well-being. If your baby is heading towards the weaning age i.e., around 6 months, then you must be thinking about what to feed your baby apart from breast/formula milk. It is your own personal choice to wean your baby with homemade purees or jarred ones. In this article, I am going to share some delicious and easy baby food recipes for your little one.I am sure, your baby will love these recipes…
If you are thinking about preparing homemade food for your baby then one key point is to feed your baby a balanced diet i.e. a combination of fruits, vegetables and cereals like parsnip, potato, yam, sweet potato, carrot, apple, pear, avocado, baby rice and porridge (all very smoothly pureed and cooled before eating) and their allergies. Your little ones can have foods like chicken, fish, pasta, lentils, hard boiled eggs and toast etc once they are used to the foods mentioned earlier.
This article covers the basic three healthy meal recipes for your baby as very first food to start with.
Carrot & Sweet Potato Puree:
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 small-medium carrot
- 1 tea spoon of unsalted boiled chickpeas/lentils
- 250-300 ml water
Take a saucepan and add chickpeas, peeled and finely chopped carrot along with peeled and chopped sweet potato. Bring it to the boil, then cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until all the ingredients are smoothly soft. Then drain the water into a pot and keep it aside. With the help of a hand blender blend all the ingredients and then add the drained water bit by bit until it becomes a smooth puree. This quantity of puree can feed your baby 2-3 times. You can save half of it in an air tight container and use it next day (baby food can be stored in refrigerator for 48 hours).
1 small cooking apple
1 small pear
1 small banana
1 small can of peaches in juice
Peel and chop all the fruits. Then steam apple and pear. Take a blender and add steamed apple and pear as well as banana and tinned peaches and juice. Blend it until it becomes a uniform homogeneous puree. I am sure your adorable baby will love this yummy fruit medley.
150 ml baby milk
15 g porridge oats
30 g blueberries or raspberries
Place the milk and oats in a pan and boil it. Keep stirring. Simmer for about 4 minutes or until thickened. Then remove it from the heat and let it cool. Finely chop the fruits and add into the porridge. Blend it with the help of a blender until it becomes a very fine pureed paste. It is very easy to prepare and a healthy choice for your baby to have it in her breakfast, lunch or even dinner.