For today, its all about BABY FOOD
Well the hardest part for any parent who has begun weaning their baby onto solid foods is what to feed them? to buy ready foods or make our own? what recipes to follow?
Here I will share with you the various simple recipes that I make for Baby A, ones that he really enjoys eating. Please note I am not a nutritionist, and these recipes are made as per my understanding and after speaking to my mum and friends with children. Please consult your health professional before introducing your baby to any food.
I tend to mainly use frozen vegetables to cook baby’s food, as they make my life easy. I keep a wide range of frozen vegetables in my freezer to ensure baby gets a wide variety nutrients from them. If you do not get frozen vegetables, then you can use fresh vegetables, just make sure they are thoroughly washed prior to cooking.
Todays recipe is a Simple Vegetables ( Beans, Spinach and Carrots) with Rice and Lentils.
Makes 1 serving for 7-8 month baby.
To Make Simple Vegetables with Rice and Lentils you will need
White rice: 1tsp
Mung dal: 1 tbsp
Spinach : 1 tbsp
Green Beans: a few
Milk: 1 cup
4. Pour the prepared puree into a clean bowl, cool over a cold water filled bowl, feed baby.
I usually feed baby this dish for lunch. He has it along with a few sips of fresh diluted fruit juice which is rich in Vitamin C, that helps baby’s intestines absorb all of the iron in the food.
You can double the quantity of ingredients to increase the quantity of food you prepare, for freezing.
To Freeze food: Puree the food, pour into freezer pots, let it cool down completely to room temperature before placing the lids and placing in the freezer.
To Serve: Take the frozen food pots out from the freezer a couple of hours prior to serving to allow the food to defrost. Then heat thoroughly in a microwave on a medium setting for 2 minutes. ( be careful to avoid hot spots in food by mixing the heated food well, and make sure you cool down food, over a bowl of cold water before feeding baby).