baby food recipes

15 Best Healthy Baby Food Recipes

Healthy Baby Food Recipes:

A baby always needs some healthy food, so mothers should be mastered in the Kitchen to make the best food for babies. Although there are many commercial baby food, they lack the necessary vitamins and nutrients. Soft and easily consumable food is considered as the best baby food as these foods come from different varieties and flavors. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended solid food until the age of 6 months. Further study explained that babies can be avoided from the risk of allergies and Asthma. 

While making baby food, you should keep some essential things. There is a need of 1 to 2 tablespoons of food a baby needs a tiny portion of food at the start. 

Mothers should look out for the allergies at the time of feeding their child that contains some allergens like eggs, wheat, peanut, fish, and shellfish. 

Start solid food to your baby at the age of six months.

  • Pea Puree:

Peas are an essential source of nutrition like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and proteins. You can make the skin smooth for your child as most of the child may not like the surface of peas. Pea Puree can be used as the first food for your baby. It should be mild for developing the digestive system of your baby.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup breast milk 

Directions:

First of all, you can place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill water. After that add peas and boil the water till 15 minutes, and place breast milk and boiled peas in a food processor to puree until creamy. For removing the lumps, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. You can spread the mixture into a try to freeze until cubes; and to serve, heat these cubes in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

  • Banana Puree:

Banana is the perfect food for babies, as it is rich in fiber and potassium. It is considered as the antacids for the stomach. It is one of the best food for the baby. Be careful about too much use as it can cause constipation. 

Ingredients:

  • One banan
  • Some milk

Directions:

  • First of all peel one banana and mash with a fork
  • Add milk during the first stage of weaning
  • Serve as the primary food with breast milk.
  • Brown Rice Cereal

It is one of the best and the typical food for the introduction to your child as it is less allergenic and easily digested. You can mix it to thin texture as to steel-cut the oats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 8 cups of water.

Directions:

Take a food processor or blender. Add some uncooked brown rice and mill them to a fine powder. Cook it till 20 minutes and add water as per requirements When the cereal is the consistency most appropriate for a baby, then, pour it into cups and freeze.

  • Avocado puree:

It is the best baby food recipe that is beneficial for brain and physical developments baby likes to eat due to its creamy texture. You can pit the Avocado pit in the puree to prevent it from browning. It is also suitable for freezing.

Ingredient

  •  One Avacado

Directions:

You can mash the avocado with the fork or use the food processor for blending. After blending, mix with milk, water or formula to get the consistency. It will give you the fresh avocado puree for serving your baby

  • Baked sweet potato Puree:

There are many health benefits of sweet potatoes as these are full of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. It will be the best food for your baby due to the touch of water and milk.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Some milk

Directions:

First of all, scrub the potatoes and prick with a fork or skewer. Then place them on baking tray and roast for about 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, remove them from the oven and cut the potatoes into half pieces and scoop out the flesh and puree. Further, you can add breast milk to thin out the consistency.

  •  Carrot Puree 

Carrots are the best source of vitamins A. It acts as an antioxidant. Carrot puree is another best recipe for your baby.

Ingredients

  • One pound of carrots
  • One cup of water

Directions

First of all, trim all carrots and after peeling, cut them into small segments. Put these segments into the saucepan with broth or water for boiling. You can cover the pot until 25 minutes. Cool them in cooking liquid and freeze in small portions.

  • Pumpkin thyme puree:

It is a seasonal recipe for baby, which is full of beta carotene, iron, and potassium. You can make a big batch and freeze in ice trays to serve your baby. The pumpkin and Thyme baby food puree are creamy for your baby. It is the best recipe for the above four-month baby.

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin
  • Some yogurt, cottage cheese, and spoon with ricotta.

Directions:

Start cooking Pumpkin, then Chop their heads off and into half pieces, and Scoop out the guts and chop the pumpkin into chunks. Place on a baking sheet. Add olive oil to roast until tender.

  • First spinach with white yams:

The mixture of Spinach and yams is the best food for babies as it is the best to the source of vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • One pound fresh Spinach which should be stemmed and washed. You should care that it should be dry.
  • 1 pound yam
  • 3 cups water or sodium
  • free vegetable stock

Directions:

 First of all, boil the white yams and cook it for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add the Spinach. The mixture is currently prepared, and you would like to cool down that mixture. Then puree this mixture into the blender.

  • Avocado and banana baby food:

You can give a pair of avocados and bananas food for your baby as it is rich in potassium and vitamin C. The banana is a sweet fruit, and it lightens the avocado puree. 

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe Avocado
  • Two ripe Banana.

Directions:

Please cut the Avocados into two pieces and scoop out. After that cutting peel the two ripe banana, and Put all ingredients into a jug or processor. To get the texture free puree, you can use food strainer to remove lumps. It is ready to serve your baby or freeze it into the refrigerator.

  • Veggies and sole puree:

You can make the best combinations of fish, peas, carrots and potatoes. The Vegit is best ingredients for this recipe and it is seasonal ingredients. It is the great idea for you to introduce the fish first time to your baby. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 Cup Peas (I use frozen organic)
  • 2 Sole Fillets (about 1/3 Lb)
  • 1/4 Tsp Vegit

Directions:

The first of all place the potatoes in a steamer pot of boiling water, and cook it for 2 minutes. After that add the carrots and continue cooking next 2 minutes, then Add the peas and fish, and cook next 2 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and puree. Add water from bottom of the steamer pot to thin the puree. And taraaaa, you can serve to your baby.

  • Butternut squash and pear puree:

Butternut squash is free of allergic ingredients for your baby food, and you can add the pear to give additional sweetness to this recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • One butternut squash with an average weight of 500g.
  • One ripe pear

Directions:

First of all, peel the butternut squash, and it should be cut into two pieces and chop them into pieces after removing the seeds. Then steam them for about 15 minutes  and cook after peeling and chopping the peer for 5 minutes till tender. You can now puree in a blend.

  • Papaya Puree:

Papaya Puree It is the best food that has higher acidity as compared to other fruits. It is useful for a baby under the age of 7 or 8 months. The enzymes present in Papaya are useful indigestion. It is a valuable food to relieve constipation. It is full of vitamins C and soluble fibres. It is Suitable for Freezing.

Ingredients:

  • Papaya - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Water - as needed

Directions:

To prepare this healthy baby food, wash the papaya properly. Then peel off its skin and remove the seeds, after that chop it into cubes. Add the papaya pieces to a blender along with water as required. Blend them into a smooth puree. Transfer the puree to a small bowl and serve it to your baby.

  • White fish, carrot, and leek puree:

It is the best combination of food for your baby’s brain. As you know, fish contains the three fatty acids and boost the development of the nervous system. The leek is also better for cardiovascular support while carrots act as antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounce fish fillet
  • Two peeled and chopped carrots.
  • One Leek, white and green parts only, chopped
  • 1 cup of water or milk.

Directions:

You can use water to boil over the medium heat and put all ingredients like fish, carrots and leek. Then you can transfer all ingredients into the food processor to blend by use of liquid at a time.

  • Baby beef stew:

It is the baby-friendly food which is full of iron. This recipe requires:

Ingredients:

  • One pound chuck boneless roast in the form of ½ inch cubes.
  • Four teaspoons Olive Oil
  • ½ Chopped Onion
  • 2 Carrots
  • Two medium potatoes.
  • 2 Cups of water

Directions:

Add the beef chunks over the heated oil and sears for 5 minutes on each side, then Add onions, potatoes, water and carrots. Boil all these ingredients after stirring, and cook for 1 hour until vegetables and beef are tender. Puree in blender until smooth texture for your baby. It is ready to serve your baby

  • Apricot, Banana And Cinnamon Porridge:

You can use cinnamon in baby’s diet. If you want a great breakfast, then you can add this puree with cereal or cooked oatmeal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup apricots, pitted and diced
  • 3 cups of water

Directions:

Boil the water and add oats to stir, and simmer it for almost 30 minutes until water is absorbed. Then put apricots in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 30 minutes, and Combined all ingredients into the food processors to get the puree.