Are you a mother of an 11-month-old and constantly racking your brains to come up with scrumptious food ideas that would intrigue the baby? Does your baby make faces and rejects to eat the food you present before them with expectations so high? If that is the scenario, then you are at a right place! Here we have for you some ideas for your 11 months baby food, that are not only nutritious but also lip-smacking.
Babies are simple. They are picky eaters, but all they want is something that smells and tastes inviting. It is advisable to give water and other foods to the baby only after they reach the sixth month of their life. Until then, there should be just mother’s milk for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Therefore, baby food should be loaded with all the nutrients that are present in mother’s milk. It should be easy on the baby’s tummy, which means it should not cause indigestion or constipation. It should taste good enough to make your little one want it. Your baby might not have erupted teeth yet. Their digestive system is also very delicate at this moment. But with these amazing baby food ideas, we are sure your baby can now join you at the dinner table. It’s time you moved in the baby’s chair at the dinner table!
Top 10 Ideas For 11 Months Baby Food
Check out carefully here we introduce the top 10 new foods for your 11months old baby which makes preparation of food easier.
1. The Banana Porridge- Yum Yum!
Bananas are considered to be the best 11 month baby food. They are loaded with iron and potassium. Ripe bananas are easily digestible. So take a small ripe and fresh banana. Slice it in half while its skin still on. Place it in a steamer and let it cook for 10 minutes till it becomes tender. Peel off the skin and puree it in the blender using a tablespoon of water. Give this to your baby, not more than thrice a week.
2. The Rosy Goodness:
This porridge recipe looks really appealing and intriguing. Peel and clean a small potato, carrot and beetroot. Cut them into half-inch cubes and toss them all into a small cooking pot. Add a cupful of water, just enough to cover the lovely veggies. Keep it on a high flame till the water begins to bubble. Now cook the veggies on a low flame with the lid on till they turn soft enough. Remove the veggies from the stock and blend them to a smooth puree. Voila! The bowl of ruby red goodness is ready!
3. The Orange Goo!
This porridge is a variant of the previous one. This time it’s just Miss Carrot marrying Mr. Potato. So, you have to follow the same procedure that is mentioned in the preceding recipe. The Carrot-Potato porridge is bright orange in color and divine to taste.
4. Some More Porridge:
Sweet potatoes are high on vitamin A which is needed to maintain a healthy eye-sight. Babies love the way sweet potatoes smell and taste. But since they are also high on fiber, make sure your baby drinks a lot of water. Feed this porridge to your baby once or twice in a week in small quantities. Clean a sweet potato and poke it with a fork several times. Bake it for 60 minutes in an oven preheated at 180 degrees Celsius. Remove it from the oven and let it cool. Peel its skin and dice it into small cubes. Now puree the sweet potatoes using some water. Serve fresh.
5. Who Wants Oats?
Cereals are a good source of vitamins and minerals for the babies. Is there a better way to get your baby eat cereal than starting with oats? I guess not. Oats are bursting with calcium, vitamin B-complex, fiber and minerals. Surprisingly, babies totally love the taste and texture of oats. Take 3 tablespoon of oats, preferably steel cut ones and grind them finely to powder. Add ¾ cup of water in the pan and cook it for ten minutes while stirring constantly. Add half a cup of milk or more to get a desired consistency. Mix a wee bit of sugar to make it sweet. Cool it down and feed it to your baby.
6. How About Some Greens?
With kids becoming picky eaters, it is becoming increasingly important to get your baby eat their greens while they are still little. Spinach makes a great food for a growing baby. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that will help fulfill your baby’s need for nourishment. Take a cupful of tender and fresh spinach leaves. Wash them thoroughly to remove all the impurities. Steam the leaves in a steamer for a few minutes, till they shrivel and wilt. Cool it off and puree the spinach in a blender until smooth, using a little water to achieve desired consistency. And we are done!
7. Apple & Pears – A Delectable Combo:
Take a small apple and a small pear. Wash them well and peel their skins off. Dice it to ½ inch cubes and fling them into a cooking pot. Add a cupful of water and a tiny pinch of ground cinnamon to the fruits. Bring it to boil and simmer it for the next 5-7 minutes. Blend it to a smooth paste with a tablespoon of water. Your baby is going to love the spiced up fruity goo!
8. The Creamy Peaches:
Peaches taste heavenly. It has a distinctive tang that babies love. Pairing up peaches with avocados only takes their divinity to an all new level. Avocados are creamy, wholesome and a great food if your baby wants to gain a little weight. Take a couple of luscious peaches and discard their peels and pits. Steam the peaches for a few minutes till they are soft. In the meanwhile, scoop out the flesh of avocado. Whirl the avocado and the peaches in the blender with very little water to make a delicious fruity puree. Your baby will certainly be left asking for more!
9. Juice up your Baby’s Summer:
Summers have arrived already and fruit juices are a great way to keep your baby hydrated and energized. Babies love pomegranate; oh yes they do! Take a ripe one, cut it into two halves. Place them upside down on a plate and gently hit them with the back of a wooden spoon to make their seeds pop out. Blend these tiny rubies in a blender to make juice. Strain it to get a smooth juice and discard solid seed particles. Feed this fresh juice to your baby during mornings and afternoons only.
10. No, We Didn’t Forget the Pulses:
Proteins are the building blocks of our body, and babies need it the most when they are growing up so fast. Split yellow moong daal is a great way to start incorporating pulses in your baby’s diet. It is comparatively easy to digest than other varieties of pulses. You may pressure cook the split yellow moong daal with sufficient water and little salt to make a smooth puree. Alternatively, you can feed your baby on ‘khichdi’. Take a couple of tablespoons of rice and split yellow moong daal. Cook them with enough water, some salt and a pinch of turmeric. It should be of a consistency of porridge. You may use a masher to make it smoother. Most babies totally adore this hearty ‘Khichdi’.
So, making food for 11 month baby is not a rocket science after all. It is all about keeping the whole affair nutritious, delicious and healthy. The right food will make your baby’s health bloom. Try these recipes and see your baby lick their bowl clean every time.
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