Has your little munchkin just started to eat? Do you want to give your baby home-made food and refrain from giving store-bought baby food? Well, it is an excellent decision and here we have some amazing healthy baby food recipes that you must think about.
Healthy Baby Food Recipes
White Fish, Carrot, and Leek Puree
This combo is excellent for the brains. White fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids and it will help to boost the central nervous system. Leeks provide cardiovascular support, while carrots are full of antioxidants.
To prepare this recipe, take a saucepan and boil the fish, carrots, and leek in a steamer basket inside the pan. Steam for 15 minutes and then transfer all the ingredients to a blender and blend into a smooth puree. You can add salt later for taste.
Ratatouille is a famous French dish that can be made for a 1-year-old baby too. It is packed with nutrients and this version made with Quinoa packs quite a punch and is also gluten-free.
To make this recipe, take a medium-sized saucepan and add some olive oil. Add onions, garlic, thyme, eggplant, sweet peppers, zucchini, tomato, quinoa and vegetable broth. Let all the ingredients simmer for some time in low heat under a covered lid. You will find the quinoa sprouted after 20 minutes, which is an indication that is done. Remove from the heat and add some salt or herbs or more seasoning. Blend in a blender into a smooth paste.
Baby Beef Stew
This is a baby version of the beef stew that is comfort food for many of us. It is full of iron. Here is a quick recipe.
To make this recipe, take some oil in a heavy bottom pot over low heat. Add the beef chunks and cook until light brown. Next, add the carrots, onions, potatoes, and water. Stir and then bring to a boil. Cover the lid and let cook for an hour and a half until the beef gets tender. Puree all the ingredients in a blender into a fine paste.
Raw Puree of Blueberries, mango, avocado, and mild chilies
This is a nutrient-dense combination, excellent for babies. To make this, combine mango pieces, blueberries, ripe avocado, and some chilies in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
Quinoa Banana Mash
Quinoa is a super-grain that is packed with a lot of minerals and vitamins. When you add it with a banana mash, it becomes a tasty dish your child will love.
Take a bowl and mash a ripe banana. Add a tsp of yogurt and cooked quinoa to the mix. Mix everything well and feed your little one.
Cherry and Mint Greek Yogurt Baby Food Puree
This homemade puree is made by blending cherries and mint-flavored Greek yogurt together. It packs quite a punch and is also quick to make. Ensure to use full-fat yogurt for the healthy growth of your child.
Mix grains in Milk
This is also a nutritious recipe that you can give for your baby’s main meals. Just grind a few grains such as wheat, rice, millets, and some lentils in a blender into a very fine powder. Keep this powder ready in a jar. When cooking, boil some milk and add 2 tablespoons of this mixed grain in the milk and reduce the flame. Season with sugar or salt as desired. Cook until you find the grains cooked. Feed your baby when it becomes lukewarm.