Do you have a ten-month-old baby who is getting fussier during meal times? Chances are they may be bored of eating same old food for days. When just porridges and fruits aren’t enough to intrigue your baby, bring out the chef in you! Now that he is inching towards his one year mark, your kiddo’s taste buds need something more. This is the best time for them to try new foods, explore new textures and develop liking for different ingredients. Here are some suggestions for your 10 months baby food to get you going.
The 10 Months Baby Food Threshold:
Does constantly thinking of baby food ideas make your head spin? It is not rocket science, especially if you realize that nutrition is the chief factor for baby foods. You can choose wholesome and organic ingredients and play with them to come up with delightful recipes for your little one. Make sure your baby doesn’t have any food allergies, especially when you want to introduce nuts, soy and wheat in their diet. It is advisable not to include whole eggs and sweet corn in their diet at such an early age. With that cautionary tip, we bring you ten yummilicious ideas for food for your 10 month old baby.
1. More & Most Wanted Milkshakes:
Milkshakes are the best 10 month baby food and a fun way to include in your little one’s diet. You can use chikoo, banana, strawberries or blueberries to make a yummy and filling milkshake. Try not to add sugar at all, because your baby does not need the empty calories, and further, the natural sweetness of fruits will do the trick. Honey is also not good for babies. Certain bacteria found in honey can cause gum and teeth issues.
2. Baby Goes Nuts!
Nuts are full of proteins and vitamins and help the baby to grow stronger. Most kiddos don’t have teeth at the age of 10 months, and so they cannot chew something so hard like nuts. So grind the nuts into a fine powder and mix a spoonful of it into the yogurt. You can also use an assortment of almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts. Feed this heavenly-tasting yogurt to the baby.
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3. Who Wants Yams?
Yams have a really nice texture when you puree them. Not to mention they are insanely delicious, especially when paired with carrots. You can cut tiny pieces of yam and carrots and stream them till they are tender and cooked. Grind them in a blender to get a delightful yam-carrot mash and feed it to your darling.
4. Cheesy Peasy!
Boiled green peas are easy to eat for little babies with no teeth. Though peas are high in nutrient content, but can become boring as they carry a remarkable flavor or taste. Soft cheese can help you add a zing to the green peas. In a bowl, add equal amount of peas and tiny pieces of soft cheese. Mix well and serve. This way, your baby can develop a liking for different textures as well. Cheese and peas can be considered as a finger food. Let your baby try to pick it up and put it in his mouth. It is a great way to help babies develop their motor skills.
5. Tofu with Fruits:
Tofu is made from soymilk and has a high content of calcium and iron. It is also a great source of protein, making it an ideal choice for vegetarians. Combining tofu with fruits might sound new to many of you, but it’s an ideal dessert for babies. Take silken tofu and combine it in a blender with some ripe mango slices. You can also throw in a few slices of banana for an enhanced flavour. Feed it fresh to your baby with a spoon.
6. Feisty Tomato Soup:
Tomatoes not only look fascinating to kids, but also taste amazing. Blanch a few red, ripe tomatoes and puree them in a blender. Strain the puree to remove particles of seeds and skin using a little water. Boil this tomato extract with some salt and pepper. Throw in some basil leaves for a nice flavor and simmer it for a few minutes. Serve it warm. To make it more interesting, add a dollop of cream or butter and tiny bits of croutons to the soup.
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7. Creamy Rice Pudding:
Rice is usually given as a first food to the baby, because it is so light, yummy and easy to digest. You can also make luscious pudding with rice. Pressure cook one cup of rice using 2.5 cups of milk. When the rice turns soft, mash them a little with the back of the spoon just to break up the grains. Don’t mash them completely. If desired, you may add more milk at this stage. Add sugar to taste and a pinch of cardamom powder. Serve it to your baby warm or chilled. You can garnish it with tiny bits of strawberry and finely ground nuts.
8. Fun with Pasta:
Wheat pasta fulfills almost all the nutrient requirements of the baby. Spiral and shell pasta, cut into smaller pieces, make a good choice for babies. You can prepare a simple sauce by sautéing a spoonful of chopped onion in some olive oil and add tiny pieces of boiled chicken to it. Add a cupful of homemade chicken stock and bring it to boil. Add oregano, salt and pepper to taste and let the sauce reduce a bit. Finish it with some cheese and stir till it melts. Pour this yummy sauce on the pasta and serve!
9. Fluffy Pancakes:
Who doesn’t love pancakes? They are a great breakfast option. They are soft, buttery and heavenly to taste. Couple it with some fruit puree and boom! There are loads of flavours bursting in your mouth. Make pancakes using whole grain flours, such as wheat flour. Avoid using honey or store-bought sugary syrups. A strawberry puree or mango puree makes a great accompaniment with pancakes. Break the pancake into tiny pieces and pour some fruit puree over it and let your baby eat it using his/her fingers.
10. Yummy Apple & Sweet Potato Soup:
Who doesn’t love Apples? Apple is another great food for 10 months baby. Red and juicy apples are loved by most of the babies. You can mix apples and sweet potatoes together and churn up a delicious soup. Take 3-4 apples, boil them in a saucepan and drain the water. Melt some unsalted butter in a separate saucepan and stir in some flour, cook until the mixture turns brown. Pour in the broth slowly, stirring constantly, then add applesauce, sweet potato, cinnamon and ginger. Simmer the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
After you puree the mixture, either you can pour in your baby’s milk bottle or you can feed him/her with a spoon. Aren’t these baby food ideas easy and convenient? They don’t call for any fancy ingredients. They are all about mixing and matching the right ones. All you need is a little imagination while preparing 10 months old baby food.
We hope you try these 10 month baby food ideas soon and will make your baby licks their plate clean in utter delight!
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