Easy Home-Made Baby Food Recipes

No two babies are the same and nor do they have exactly the same needs. They are all individuals with unique needs. New parents are often worried about whether they are feeding their baby or introducing soft, solid foods correctly. Please keep in mind that experts recommend that babies should start eating natural baby foods at 6 months.

Homemade baby food recipes are age appropriate for those babies who are 6 months.

Most paediatricians suggest sticking to the basics (cereal, vegetables and fruits). Of course these recipes are also mouth watering for babies who are older as well.

What Are The Best Organic Baby Food Recipes?

Oatmeal Cereal
Ingredients:
1/4 cup of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor
3/4 cup – 1 cup water
Directions:

  1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the oatmeal powder while stirring constantly.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly until cooked.
  3. Mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired and serve warm.

Vegetables

You can start to introduce these baby food recipes to your 5 to 6 month-old baby onwards.

Carrots
Ingredients:
1 pound of fresh carrots
Directions:

  1. Peel carrots and cut into small chunks
  2. Place chunks into a steamer pan with just enough water visible through the steamer basket
  3. Cook under steam until tender
  4. Do not reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the carrots if baby is less than 8 months old as Nitrates may seep into the cooking water
  5. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing.
  6. Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency

Fruits

You can start to introduce these baby food recipes to your 6 to 7 month-old baby onwards.

Apples/Applesauce
Directions:

  1. Peel, core and cut apple into slices/chunks
  2. Place slices or chunks into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover apples. Boil/steam until tender; be sure to check on the water level and stir.
  3. Apples may be mashed with a potato masher to achieve a smooth applesauce consistency. If your masher will not achieve a puree type of consistency, then follow steps below:
  4. Reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the apples
  5. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing.
  6. Add the reserved water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin puree – add cereal (if desired) to thicken. Ask your pediatrician about adding some cinnamon for new tastes.

Avocado
Directions:

  1. Peel and take out the pit of a ripe avocado – do not cook
  2. Cut contents out and mash with a fork
  3. there should be no need to use a machine as just like bananas, avocados have a very soft consistency and texture. Avocados do not need to be cooked.

Bananas
Directions:

  1. Peel ripe banana – do not cook
  2. Place banana in a food processor/food mill or blender and puree

You can also mash the banana in a bowl using a regular fork – heat in microwave for 25 seconds prior to mashing for extra softness
Add formula/breast milk or water to thin or add cereal (if desired) to thicken up.

Tips In Choosing The Right Baby Food Recipes

Never give foods that can easily cause choking. Some examples include raw vegetables, peanuts, popcorn, meat, and grapes. If you want to introduce anything that is more solid into your baby’s feeding you should make sure that it is sliced into small pieces.

You also have to test the food while introducing it to your baby to check for any allergic reactions. Introduce one new food at a time and you can wait up for 3 days before introducing another type of food.

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