3 Simple Meal Ideas for Babies

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It’s not so difficult to make Baby’s meals just by yourself. To make these 3 simple recipes all you need is a blender, steamer, and pressure cooker. The freshly prepared baby food is not only delicious but also way healthier than the processed, tinned and frozen meals. 

These are ideal for babies older than 9 months. All these 3 recipes are loved and relished by my toddlers and they were so mild on their tiny tummies. 

1.Apple and Carrot Puree

Needless to say the health benefits of apples and Carrots. These red and orange beauties make up a delicious mid-meal or a snack. After checking the baby’s tolerance towards this fruit and vegetable start combining them qqas per your creativity. Apple and carrot puree are so refreshing and energizing.

Apple Carrot Puree

Needless to say the health benefits of apples and Carrots. These red and orange beauties make up a delicious mid-meal or a snack. After checking the baby's tolerance towards this fruit and vegetable start combining them as per your creativity. Apple and carrot puree are so refreshing and energizing.
Servings 1
Cook Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Apple

Instructions

  • Steam carrots along with Apple for 15 minutes. Then puree them in a blender. You can add milk to this puree and serve in case you have introduced milk to your baby.

Notes

I have skipped adding Lemon juice and salt intentionally to avoid them for younger babies. Adding Lemon and salt helps to balance the flavour otherwise.
Course: mid meal
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: 9 months baby food, appetizer, baby recipe, mid-meal snack

2.Banana Milk Rice

Let your little munchkin indulge in the subtle and creamier taste of our all-time comfort food. The combination of potassium, fiber-rich bananas with carb-rich rice makes a wonderful filling lunch. It boosts energy and keeps your baby active. This is even suitable for fuzzy toddlers. Giving Banana milk rice in the night helps your baby fall asleep easily and stay on sleep for a longer time.

Rice being our staple food, we grew up having them at least twice a day. This recipe is one of our lazy day quick-fix items. My children love this recipe still and they prefer this over Idli, Dosa, or Upma, etc. While making for older kids, the consistency of the banana can be a little chunkier.

Banana Milk Rice

Let your little munchkin indulge in the subtle and creamier taste of our all-time comfort food. The combination of potassium, fiber-rich bananas with carb-rich rice makes a wonderful filling lunch. It boosts energy and keeps your baby active. This is even suitable for the fuzzy toddlers. Giving Banana milk rice in the night helps your baby fall asleep easily and stay on sleep for a longer time. 
Rice being our staple food, we grew up having them at least twice a day. This recipe is one of our lazy day quick-fix items. My children love this recipe still and they prefer this over Idli, Dosa, or Upma, etc. While making for older kids, the consistency of the banana can be a little chunkier. 
Servings 1
Cook Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Rice
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Banana

Instructions

  • In a small pressure cooker, take 3 tablespoons of rice and rinse it well. Then pour 1 cup of milk and cook it for 3 whistles on medium flame and then minimize the flame to low. Cook for another 7 minutes on low flame to make the rice mushier. (Cooking on medium flame initially is required because milk added in a pressure cooker generally oozes out).
  • Mash the banana in a bowl just before serving the rice. Add the cooked milk rice with this and mix well.
Course: baby recipe, kids recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: baby meal ideas, banana milk rice for babies, banana milk rice recipe, indian baby recipe, kids recipe

3. Wheat Dalia porridge

This is our version of wheat Dalia porridge. Wheat Dalia or broken wheat is one of the best sources of all important nutrients. This is yet another wholesome and filling meal option for babies and toddlers. This recipe is very easy and quick to make but tastes so delicious. It tastes as good as packed cereals. Serve it with a mashed ripe banana or drizzle a little date syrup if your infant likes it.

Wheat Dalia Porridge

This is our version of wheat Dalia porridge. Wheat Dalia or broken wheat is one of the best sources of all important nutrients. This is yet another wholesome and filling meal option for babies and toddlers. This recipe is very easy and quick to make, but tastes so delicious. It tastes as good as packed cereals. Serve it with a mashed ripe banana or drizzle a little date syrup if your infant likes it.
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Wheat Dalia
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Ripe banana Optional
  • Date Syrup Optional

Instructions

  • Take 3 tablespoons of wheat Dalia in a pressure cooker, add 1 cup of water, leave for 3 whistles on medium flame and then bring down the flame to low and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Take this to a blender and add 1/4 cup milk with this and blend.
  • Transfer the contents to a pan and add the remaining 1/4 cup milk and allow it to boil. Cook until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • With this add mashed ripe banana or date syrup to sweeten the porridge.

Notes

To prepare this porridge for the younger babies, please choose the finest wheat rava. Optionally, adding nuts powder or ground almond paste while cooking Dalia in milk enhances the flavor and makes it more nutritious.
Course: baby recipe, Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 9 months baby food, baby food recipes 9 months, baby food recipes Indian, porridge for toddlers, wheat dalia porridge for kids

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