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5 BEST HOMEMADE BABY FOOD IDEAS FOR 6-12 MONTHS OLD

Hey ladies! How you doin’?

Have you introduced your baby to solids? Or are you waiting for them to get 6 months old?

In whatever stage you are at, once you start solids, it’s a cumbersome effort to find healthy and easy-to-digest recipes for your toddler every day. Some days you lose your calm and will end up giving them the same monotonous dishes that not only make them reluctant to eat more but will starve them of vital nutrients.

I know you don’t want that to happen at all. So here we are all ready with super quick easy recipes to save you time as well as to serve your kids’ healthy needs:

Things to Note: 

  • Well! For easy understanding, let’s categorise babies into two. Stage 1 babies, who are at the age of 6 to 8 months and Stage 2 babies include babies of 8 to 12 months old. 
  • Remember, you should always consider the stage while feeding them, as for stage 1 guys, soft and delicate dishes only will serve the purpose. Stage 2 guys, they are ready to have little hard foods.
  • Do not stop breastfeeding and formulas even if you started solids.
  • Try to use jaggery as a sweetener and avoid white sugar.

Let’s get into the recipes:

Fruit Puree

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This is a super simple food to make at home and it’s easy to digest even for stage 1 babies. Use ripe bananas/avocado/mango/apple etc make a no-cook puree in no time.

How to make:

  • Peel a small banana/avocado/mango apple and mash it with a fork.
  • During the first stages of weaning, add a little milk if necessary to thin down the consistency.
  • Serve with breast milk or formula if serving as First Foods Breakfast.

Boiled vegetable puree

Boiled veggies are the best source of vitamins and minerals for your toddler. Take any veggies of your toddler’s liking and make this quick food in minutes. You can use Carrot/potato/beetroot etc or even boiled peas.

How to make:

  • Add the veggies of your choice, sliced to a pressure cooker/steamer or simple pan. Add water as required. Pressure cook the carrots for 2 whistles.
  • Once it is well cooked, let it cool. 
  • Put them in a blender and make a smooth puree. Add more water as per the preferred consistency 
  • Yummy.. it’s ready!

Wheat porridge

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You only need broken wheat and a small ripe banana to make this healthy yet delicious wheat puree. 

How to make:

  • 2 tbsp grind broken wheat
  • Dry roast it in a pan/cooker for 2-3 minutes and add 1 cup water to it and let it cook (3-4 whistles in cooker) 
  • Take it out and let it cool down 
  • Meanwhile, take a ripe banana and mash it into a paste using a fork
  • Add this to the cooked and cooled wheat puree and it is ready to use.

Sprouted Ragi porridge 

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Sprouted ragi is a rich source of iron and calcium. You can make the Sprouted ragi powder at home or you can easily buy it from any baby store.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Sprouted ragi powder
  • 1/2 or 1 Apple 
  • Jaggery powder

How to make:

  • Take 2 tbsp sprouted ragi powder in a pan. Add ½ cup water to it.
  • Mix well with a whisk or spoon, without lumps before turning the flame on.
  • Keep stirring until its colour change from pale to dark. 
  • Add jaggery powder to it, according to your preference.
  • Cook for a few minutes and do not cook till it thickens well. 
  • Serve it in a bowl and let it cool. The porridge is ready to taste.

Mixed veggies dal khichadi

This one is suitable for stage 2 babies. Apart from being healthy, this one is delicious too. Of course, your baby is going to love it.

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Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp grated carrot
  • 1tbsp green peas
  • 1 tbsp moong dal
  • 2 tbsp soaked rice
  • Turmeric powder
  • Water as required 
  • Ghee 

How to make:

  • In a cooker add grated carrot, green peas, moong dal, soaked rice and a pinch of turmeric powder and water.
  • Pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.
  • Once it is cooled add some ghee and start giving them to your love.

How soothing and cute our babies are, post-natal care is that challenging as well. 

Although breastfeeding is enough to make them vibrant till 6 months, it is better to start giving them solids after 6 months step by step. As per studies, babies who started eating some types of solid foods by 6 months old had a reduced risk of developing diseases. Do not compromise on our babies’ health and nutrient needs at any cost. Feed them these yummy delicacies and thank us later.

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