6 Recipes to Give Your Baby a Head start with Solid Food
What to do once your toddler starts habituating himself to regular food? Once babies have a taste of proper food, their curious taste buds cannot help craving for more.
Fret not, dear mothers, you can always make food interesting for them. Just a little rehash of the ingredients and your baby loves it!
Here are a few recipes that can help you add that extra zing to your baby’s food.
- Daal Ka Pani or Pulse Soup
- Take one cup of water for boiling
- Boil one tablespoon of lentil, also called, moong daal
- Drain the water in the cup by using a fine sieve
- Cool it to room temperature
This recipe is a great way to induce babies to a protein rich diet. Not only this, the recipe is also a great way to begin your baby’s journey towards eating solid food.
- Ragi porridge
- Mix two teaspoons of ragi in water
- Stir the mixture continuously to avoid any lumps
- Allow the solution to boil on a medium flame
- You could also add milk to the solution to make it tastier for the baby
With the inclusion of ragi porridge in his diet, the hunger gets adequately satisfied. Also, ragi has a lot of protein, and calcium as its nutritional contents, which helps in improving the baby’s immunity.
- Carrot and beetroot soup
- Dice one-half of a carrot, one-fourth of a potato, and one-fourth of a beetroot into small cubes
- Allow them to cook in a pressure cooker for three whistles
- Blend the mixture, after cooling to room temperature. Add water for thinning it down to your desired consistency
- Strain the mixture
- Add a few drops of lemon juice to make it tastier for the baby
Both beetroot and carrot are replete with minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, B, C, K, and E. All these nutrients accelerate your baby’s growth in leaps and bounds.
- Rice soup
- Wash and rinse two tablespoons of rice
- Add one cup of water to the rice in a saucepan
- Boil the rice on a medium flame
- Drain the water off once the rice is cooked and cool to room temperature
The high fibre content in rice counts for good digestion in infants.
- Oatmeal Cereal
- Grind one-fourth of a cup of oats into a fine powder
- Add water to the powder, and stir continuously
- Cook the mixture on a low flame
- Cool it down to room temperature
- You could add milk or fruit puree to add to the taste
Oats too have a high amount to fibre to help with the baby’s digestion. Not only that, they are also are enriched with calcium, protein and Vitamin B. Undoubtedly, including them in your toddler’s diet is a great idea.
- Fruit Puree
- Cook the fruit or the vegetable
- Allow it to steam
- Blend it to a fine puree
You can also stock it in your refrigerator for later use. It is also one of the food items to begin your baby’s induction to food.
These are just a few recipes by which you can add that required edge to your little one’s food. After all, no one, including your tiny tot, favours nothing better than a good meal.
Keep on feeding..