Looking for some interesting food recipes for your baby now that they have started to take an interest in new flavors? Well, making food interesting is really important for young mothers as it makes the process of weaning easier. Here are some simple and healthy baby recipes that you can whip quickly:
1. Broccoli, Tomato, and Almond Mix:
Steam two florets of broccoli till it becomes tender and blend it with 25gm of ground roasted almonds and two tablespoons of chopped tomatoes. Add salt to taste and see your baby enjoy the wholesome goodness of broccoli and almonds.
2. Eggy Bread:
If you are going out on important work and want your baby to not be hungry till you get back home, try this great stand-by meal. Take a slice of bread and remove the brown edges. Cut it into finger-size portions. In another pan, beat an egg till it becomes fluffy and smooth. You may add salt/ sugar to taste. Shallow fry it in butter till it becomes crisp. Serve this with boiled vegetables or cut fruits as per taste.
3. Lentils with Orange:
Keep aside a cup of cooked lentils whenever you are making soup for yourself. Pour 50ml of orange juice in it. Stir in both together and keep it on a low flame. Garnish it with cinnamon (1/4 spoon).
4. Cottage cheese and pea mash:
Cottage cheese is a rich source of protein and peas are a rich source of most vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc. It is also rich in fiber. Get some low salt cottage cheese and mash it with the cooked peas (50gm) till it mixes well. Your baby will ask for this again! Of that, we are sure.
5. Cheesy Carrot, Sweet Potato:
Take one sweet potato and one carrot and peel and cut them to make puree. Mix grated cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice (25gm approx.) and see the magical twinkle of happiness in the apple of your eye.
6. Avacado and Yogurt Dip:
Have carrot batons? Looking for a delicious dip for your little bundle of joy? There is nothing greater than avocado to start with. Just mash it with a fork and mix yogurt. Healthy fat-rich-dip is ready and that too in just two seconds.
7. Creamy Banana Porridge:
Bananas, a storehouse of nutrients, are always the first choice of mothers who feed their young ones. Cook two tablespoon oats in 150ml of milk (soymilk/cow milk) and add the puree of one banana to it. Mix well, and a delicious creamy porridge is ready.
8. Broccoli, Salmon mash:
For this, you would need 100gm of skinless, deboned salmons or non-oily fish such as cod or haddock. Add one, small sweet potato and about ten florets of broccoli. Cook the broccoli and sweet potato in a pan until they are tender. Cook the fish in another pan. Mix them well and add 100ml of milk for the right consistency to feed your little one. Your worries regarding a balanced diet end here.
9. Sardine and Avocado Spread:
Take two drained sardines in oil and mash them. Keep them aside. Mash avocado with a fork and slowly mix this into the sardine. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice, and you have a dish rich in calcium, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids.
10. Apple Lamb:
Cook about 200gm of lamb mince in a non-stick pan in low flame till it is brown. The lamb should cook in no additional oil. Drain the excess fat once it is done. Grate one apple and add it to 100ml of unsweetened apple juice and cook until till it is soft. Mix some mashed potatoes and try this meat- fruit combo that all babies love.
All our easy baby recipes are chosen in a way to provide a balanced diet for your young one which is rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals. Use honey only if the baby is older than a year. Or else, it is better to avoid salt/sweet flavors.