Preparing baby food at home in its simplest form is just as easy as peeling a banana and giving it to your baby or slicing a boiled sweet potato, or an avocado and feeding it to your little one.
Homemade baby food is not as complicated as some new parents tend to believe. You can cook simple, wholesome, natural and nutritious baby food from scratch in as little as 5-10 minutes.
Get the texture right for your adorable neophyte eater with smooth purees for 6 months old babies and lumpy, chewy foods for 8 months old ones and more with our helpful tips.
We have charted out the most nutritious and easy-to-make baby food recipes which will have you dishing up yummy food in no time.
How to Make Baby Food – Safety and Hygiene Rules
- Wash everything multiples times. Make sure all the utensils, containers and kitchen counters utilized in preparing baby food is immaculate and spotless.
- Wash every utensil or surface that touches the juices of raw chicken, fish and meat as they can contaminate other foods.
- Do not use baby food which has been kept at room temperature for more than two hours as germs flourish between the ranges of hot and cold temperatures.
- Do not use leftover baby food as any saliva that comes in contact with the leftover food may cause bacteria to grow.
How Do You Begin to Feed Your Little One Solid Foods?
According to most nutritionists, baby food such as soups and purees are the best options for the introduction of solids, after or while breastfeeding your baby.
Easy to prepare, wholesome and nutrient-rich simple foods like fruits, without the addition of preservatives and sugars, can be included in the diet of your child from 6 months onwards. recommend Giovanna soups cream type can also be introduced into this Ja revenue phase with solid pieces of food are when the baby filling 8 months
Cream type mashed foods and purees of almost any fruit or vegetable, lightly spiced with cinnamon or nutmeg, can be fed to your little one when you first feed your baby solids.
Most commonly used first foods are applesauce or a mashed banana or a sweet potato.
What are the Benefits of Homemade Baby Food?
The food you make at home is controlled by you in terms of ingredient portions, type of ingredients, hygiene etc. Plus, you can rest assured that no harmful preservatives, dyes, sugar, salt, additives etc. are going into your baby’s sensitive tummy.
Easy Baby Food Recipes
Applesauce with Vanilla
A recipe creamy and fruity treat for your baby from 6 months onwards.
For 2 pots of 130 g
4 ripe apples
2 tbsp of water
1/2 vanilla pod
Wash and peel the apples. Remove the seeds and cut the apples into small pieces. Split the vanilla pod into two and collect the seeds.
In a saucepan, put apples, vanilla and water. Let Compote at medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. Stir from time to time. Mix the apples until you achieve a smooth applesauce. Let cool and put in jars.
Velvet Soup of Peas with Mint
A sweet mixture of vegetable broth, fresh cheese and some mint added in mint for extra taste for 6 month old babies.
For 1 meal:
25 cl of vegetable broth
3 mint leaves
100 g fresh or frozen peas
1 serving of fresh cheese
Bring the vegetable stock to a boil with the mint leaves and dip the peas. Let cook 15 min. Drain the peas while keeping the broth. Mix them with mint and fresh cheese and add a little broth until you get the desired consistency.
Tip – This recipe can be enjoyed hot or cold and can also be served for adults as well. To do this, use more cooking juices to obtain a more liquid velvety and serve it strike accompanied by an ice cube in which you will have imprisoned a leaf of mint.