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:

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 small-medium carrot
  • 1 tea spoon of unsalted boiled chickpeas/lentils
  • 250-300 ml water

Method:

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).

Fruit Medley:

Ingredients:

1 small cooking apple

1 small pear

1 small banana

1 small can of peaches in juice

Method:

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.

Berry  Porridge:

ingredients:

150 ml baby milk

15 g porridge oats

30 g blueberries or raspberries

1 strawberry

Method:

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.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the great recipes. They are quite simple as well. Yes, I think getting them off to a good diet is key. Hopefully, they will continue on their own to like healthy foods instead of all the ones that are not quite so healthy. I think in this day and age we must eat the best we can because of the way things are processed.

    • Hi Ronnie, thank you for your comments and you are absolutely right. It is a must to eat healthy now a days. Many of the ready made foods available in super stores are processed and have additives and preservatives. It is always a better option to cook at home. The recipes that I share are really easy to make and even busy working mums can cook these easy meals for their little babies.

  2. Wow, these are really great. When you are busy as a mom sometimes you reach for the easy options like buying baby food but this is much better and it is simple. This is a great way to make a balanced meal that is safe for your baby. Thanks a bunch!

    • Hi Melissa, thank you for your appreciation. It is always very important to keep in mind the busy schedule of mums, that’s why I shared these recipes which are super easy and quick to make.

  3. The simplicity of making your own baby food really does give it the upper hand on buying jars of baby food, I have pureed my own balanced diet for all my 4 children when they were babies. The number of e-numbers that are in these jars (even though they say there isn’t) is scary. Why wouldn’t every parent make their own just baffles me?
    Do as this lady says and follow these simple recipes that will give your children plenty of nutrition.

    • Thank you Mathew for your appreciation. No doubt, home cooked baby food in far better than jarred ones, because the food we cook is always free of addivitives and preservatives for sure.

  4. Great recipe ideas. I also feel it’s super important to get baby off to a good start with a healthy diet. Preparing food at home from fresh wholesome ingredients and eating family meals together is vital. Let’s do away with processed prepacked stuff and eat right from the beginning!

    • Thank you Lace for sharing your comments on this article. You are right, it is really very important to give our babies a good and healthy start the the best diet and what could be the better option than making baby food at home. These recipes are really simple and even busy working mums can easily prepare and store for later use.

  5. It seems so much cheaper and healthier to make food at home rather than purchase cans of baby food. I hope more moms look at this as possible. What are you thoughts on making large batches and freezing the leftovers? That seems like it would be easy especially when thawing them later…

    • Hi Penelope, thank you for your comments. You are right, making baby food at home is far cheaper, not only this, homemade food is much much healthier as these foods doesn’t contain any preservatives.

  6. These recipes are fantastic! It is so important for babies to eat healthy, as it sets them up for the rest of their lives. Proper nutrition is key, and the ingredients you incorporate into these recipes are great! Loved reading this post!

  7. These look like really simple recipes to make, which I think is important. People think it’s too much work to make your own baby food, but it’s really not. I made a lot of my own baby food when my children were little but didn’t have these great recipes to use. I am sure these will be useful to new parents and so much better for the child without all the preservatives added.

  8. I’ve recently started to wean my 6 months old, so your recipes come very handily! I also prefer homemade baby food because my son is allergic to some foods, so I need to make sure I know what’s inside his meal 🙂 I will definitely try out the porridge, looks yum!

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