After 8-10 months, solid food starts to occupy a regular part of your baby. Your baby may enjoy trying new flavor and textures. These easy to prepare and nutritionally balanced recipes are designed to introduce your baby to a range of new foods. With that goal in mind, we have accumulated 10 very easy baby food recipes that you can try to bring new flavor and taste that your baby will enjoy eating.
List of Easy Baby Food Recipes
1: Effortless Apples and Chicken
1/3 cup boneless chicken
1/4 cup soft cooked apple
Handful of diced carrots
Put chicken with cooked apple in a food processor or blender. Puree or mash to a consistency suitable for your baby, adding water to thin if required.
Nutrients: Apple and Chicken will offer an abundance of Vitamin C, Fibber, and Protein into your baby’s diet. It is a compact healthy baby food recipe.
2: Cottage cheese and pea mash
50g frozen peas
50g low salt cottage cheese
This baby food recipe is relatively simple to prepare. Cook the peas until those become tender. Mash with the cottage cheese and serve with fingers of bread or rice cakes.
Nutrients: Peas are a source of iron, zinc, vitamin E, fiber and most other B vitamins.
3: Salmon and Broccoli Mash
1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
10 small broccoli florets
100g fresh skinless salmon, filleted and de-boned
Simmer Sweet potato and broccoli for 8-10 minutes until tender. Place the milk and fish in a frying pan then simmer till properly cooked. As the final step, mash the cooked fish into the milk and include the drained and mashed vegetables. Process till the right consistency is achieved.
Nutrients: This delicious salmon baby food recipe is packed full of omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, and beta-carotene.
4: Parsnip, Apple and Carrot Mash
Pinch of cinnamon
Peel and cube carrots, parsnips and apples. Then add those to a bowl with a pinch of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then, stir to combine and bake until all the foods are fork tender.
Nutrients: This palatable Parsnips baby food recipe contain a good amount of Calcium, Vitamin C.
5: Eggy bread Baby Food Recipe
1 slice of soft wholemeal bread
1 egg, well beaten
Oil or butter
At first, heat the oil or butter in a frying pan. Dip the bread in the egg, turning to coat both sides well. Place in the hot cooking oil, and fry til becomes golden brown on both sides. After that, divide into tiny fingers, and serve along with some slices of tomato.
Nutrients: This tasty baby food recipe is a good source of iron and B vitamins.
6: Avocado and Yogurt Dip
Half a ripe avocado
1 tsp lemon juice
Yoghurt ( add until it’s the right consistency)
Mix all the ingredients at a time and use as dip for baby breadsticks and cooked carrot batons.
Nutrients: Avocado dip is also a good source of healthy fat (monounsaturated fat). This is a well-balanced baby food recipe if you are trying to include a good amount of fat in the food.
7: Baby Ratatouille
Half a small onion, finely chopped
1 courgette, diced
Few slices of aubergine
Lightly fry the onion in the oil, and add all the other vegetables and cook until the vegetables are tender. Puree or mash to achieve the appropriate consistency.
Nutrients: This Yummy baby food recipe is an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C for your baby.
8: Easy Pumpkin and Apple Baby Food Recipe
1 cup fresh pumpkin — peeled and diced
2 cups apples — peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup of water
Pinch of cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Then simmer on low until soft and fork tender. Mash or puree if required. You may use natural ready-made applesauce and canned pumpkin if you want. In Such case, ensure to use plain pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix.
Nutrients: Pumpkin and apples will offer Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate and even Calcium.
9: Sweet Potato Fries
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
Spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom
Cut sweet potatoes into strips. Add approximately 1/4 cup of olive oil to them and place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle remaining olive oil over the potatoes. Stir and swirl the potatoes on the baking sheet before transferring in the oven. Bake for approximately 30-45 minutes.
Nutrients: This delicious sweet potato baby food recipe contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and Iron.
Everyone wants to make delicious and healthy recipes for babies. Here is another 12 healthy and nutritious food for your baby.
11. Pureed Carrots
13. Peach Puree
14. Apple Puree
Making your own baby recipes are pretty simple! Try these at home.