As your baby grows older, he becomes ready to taste different flavors. Feeding time can be hard or easy, depending on your food choice.
If the food isn’t enjoyable, your baby will probably fuss a lot. So why not make a meal that is both nutritious and delicious. Baby food is not hard to make. All you need to do is puree it after cooking.
It is time to keep the feeding bottles to the side as we look at some easy baby food recipes that you can make for your little one.
Easy Baby Food Recipes
Here are our top recommendations for foods that are easy to make and tasty to eat.
- Butternut Squash and Carrot Puree
Make your little one smile with this healthy meal filled with rich flavors. Butternut squash and carrot puree has a sweet taste. Since both of the vegetables are high in beta-carotene, your baby gets the necessary nutrition to grow.
The steps to make this food are pretty simple and straight-forward. Take 1/3 cup of diced butternut squash and ¼ cup of chopped carrots and put them in a bowl. Add ½ cup of water and cook it for 15 minutes.
Once the food gets tender, you put them in a blender and puree it for desired consistency. You can even add breast milk, baby formula or even maple syrup for added taste if you want.
- Potato & Broccoli Puree
Broccoli is an essential vegetable because it is rich in vitamin C and fiber. Both potato and broccoli should be introduced to the baby at around 8-10 months as individual foods.
Once the baby gets used to the taste, you can make a combination of both.All you need to make this recipe are, 1/3 cup of diced potato, ¼ cup of broccoli.
Place all the ingredients in a steamer basket and cover the lid to let it steam for 12-15 minutes. Mash the boiled potato and broccoli separately using a spoon.
It is better not to use a blender since it will break down the starch from the vegetables. Once done, add a little breast milk or formula to get the perfect texture.
- Avocado Banana Puree
Let’s face the facts; babies don’t like vegetables. They don’t taste as well as say fruits. So, this next recipe is one your baby will enjoy because it does not feel like vegetables and does not compromise on necessary minerals for your baby.
It is a quick and easy, no-cook recipe. You can serve it in a pinch if you don’t have time to make a meal. Take a half bowl of avocado and mash it with a fork until you get a smooth texture.
You can add some breast milk while mashing. Take a ripe banana and chop it into small bits. Then repeat the same steps as avocado. It is better to mash the banana on top of the avocado mash.
- Lentils Sweet Potato Puree
Babies love the taste of sweet potato. With the combination of lentils, you get a delicious meal that your baby will enjoy.
Lentils are a rich source of protein, iron, and fiber. As a plus, you can add a splash of yogurt for some rich flavor and an extra protein boost.
Take 1/3 cup of cubed potato and two teaspoons of lentils. Make sure you wash the lentils thoroughly. Add them to the cooking bowl with 2/3 cup of water. Cover the pot and turn on the stove.
Let it cook for around 15 minutes. Once boiled, let the extract cool down for a moment. Then take it all in a blender and blend away. You should serve it while it is warm but not too hot.
The best thing about baby food is how easy it is to prepare them. It does not take much time and effort to serve up a menu that will bring a smile to your baby. All you need to be making sure is if your baby is getting enough minerals to catapult his growth. We hope you enjoy making these foods as much as we have and wish you have a wonderful feeding time with your baby.