5 Delicious Homemade Baby Food Recipes
You may notice that any growing baby starts taking interest in different food items, other than bottled milk. When it comes to feeding your little ones, they tend to be fussy in terms of eating only specific food items. So, you can give them a taste of various flavors in regular foods while ensuring that they intake all the necessary nutrients for their initial growth and development. Satisfying your baby’s hunger needs can be challenging, especially when we have so many options for processed food that contains less fiber and more sodium.
Mothers of hungry babies may not be looking for another task when they have a bulk of baby-related to-do lists. And homemade food is one of the most important tasks for them. To make sure that you feed the right amount of vegetables, food grains, and fruits to your baby, you can simply set aside some of those ingredients, blend in or mix with your favorite kitchen appliance, and serve in the least amount of time. Allow new flavors, herbs, and seasonings to play with your baby’s taste buds and see what your baby thinks of this delightful experiment. Here are some more ways to make interesting homemade baby food recipes way easily!
For 4-6 months:
Apple Puree: An apple a day, keeps your baby healthy in many ways.
Ingredients: Half-cup water, 3 apples (pick colorful apples like red, yellow, and green), and 1 tea tablespoon of cinnamon
Method: First, peel and chop the apples into 1-inch cubes and put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Add cinnamon and allow all the cinnamon to caramelize with apples. Add some water, and wait for the ingredients to simmer for nearly 12 minutes until the apples become tender. Transfer all those ingredients into a blender to make a puree until it is of desired consistency to feed your child. It is sweet, tasty and one is the quick healthy meal for your growing baby. And for quality blender, we can suggest Acekool Blender BC1, an amazing 5-speed countertop blender.
You can add some water or place it into an ice cube tray, putting it back in your refrigerator.
Treat your baby with extra special love and refreshing summer treats.
Fruity Fiesta Breakfast: Make a nutrient and vitamins-filled breakfast for your baby!
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oats (non-processed), 1 tablespoon Raisins (chopped), half-ripe banana (mashed), 1 small pear (peeled, cored, and diced), and half spoon flax seeds (optional, to get rid of constipation).
Method: Take all the ingredients and put them directly into a saucepan, add a little water and bring to boil keeping the flame at medium heat. Cover the saucepan with a lid and allow it to boil for 10 minutes. Now, transfer all the ingredients into a stand mixer and make a puree until it reaches a perfect consistency. For a stand mixer, Acekool MC1 works wonders!
It will be helpful for your baby to intake all the necessary nutrients so that they have the energy to play all day long. It is enjoyable for little ones to eat something similar like a custard but more healthy for sure!
For 6-9 months:
Broccoli and Chives Puree: Do you want to feed your baby something smooth and creamy yet something healthy? Babies can get fussy about eating green vegetables as they try to avoid it for many years as they are growing up. But a puree acts as magic when it comes to vegetables in disguise! Although it can be intense in terms of flavor, so you can also add some sweet apple or sweet potato to match the taste bud of your baby.
Ingredients: 4-5 cups of broccoli florets, 1-tablespoon chives (finely chopped), and 1 cup reserved steamer water, breast milk, or formula to make a perfect puree.
Method: Add 2 cups of water to a medium-sized saucepan and bring it to boil over a medium heat. Then add chopped broccoli florets to the boiling water, cover it and let it cook for another 15 minutes. Put the hot saucepan aside and allow it to cool down. Now, bring all your greens together, put them inside a bowl. Now using a hand blender, blend it until you get a smooth and creamy textured puree. You can also add some of the reserved broccoli stock to reach the desired consistency. Need a hand blender? Then you must check out one of the budget-friendly options- Acekool BH1. You can also use an ice blender.
Now, feeding green vegetables to your little ones is much easier because they won’t know that it’s a vegetable!
For 9-12 months:
Banana Bread: Going for a healthier option is always the right choice to make. Children can pick up the habit of eating unhealthy packaged food like chips, chocolates, or candies, providing tasty alternatives are a better choice. You can replace white bread with banana bread, feed it plainly, or make an avocado sandwich for your little ones that will give the required amount of nutrients and energy.
Ingredients: 3-4 mashed bananas, 1 cup whole wheat flour, organic honey or maple syrup (instead of sugar), 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 6 tablespoons of melted butter, half cup yogurt, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and some chopped walnuts according to your preference.
Method: First, you need to pre-heat the oven at 350°F and then you can move to the next step by combining flour, salt, and baking soda to make a batter in a medium bowl, Leave it to rest! Melt some butter into a saucepan and whisk it with some mashed bananas, honey or maple syrup, yogurt, walnuts, and some vanilla extract with the help of a stand mixer to give a proper mix and add eggs once the mixture cools down. Set the mixer at initial speed so that it mixes up well and then slowly add flour mix to it for several more minutes. Once the batter is ready with the right consistency, you can dump it inside the oven for an hour.
Once your bread is ready, take it out of the oven and cool it down. Your baby can enjoy munching them as his favorite evening snacks along with some delicious fruit juice to go!
Well, we hope with these simple and quick baby food recipes, you can get your preparing the meal and feeding much faster. And even get some time to yourself after your little one is napping. Also, you could always get help from kitchen appliances like a stand mixer, hand blender, and ice blender.