If you are not master in the kitchen to make own baby food, don’t worry about it here are 7 key benefits of homemade baby foods. But convenient, commercial baby foods lose nutrients and vitamins during processing. A lot of best baby food ‘yumminess’ can make your baby happy to try new foods and mixtures. Baby food pouches are best more nutritious than foods that have been sitting on a grocery store shelf.
According to American Academy of Pediatrics suggest waiting until 6 months to start solid foods. It is possible to begin sooner 4 months as long as certain growing stages have been extended. A study released by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology displays babies who ongoing eating solid diets at 4 months old had an abridged risk of asthma and allergies.
Homemade Baby Foods
When your baby is 4 to 6 month old, you’ll want to give them simple and single ingredient purees. This will help you to spot and identify a food allergy. If you find your child’s tolerance to individual foods, you can try combinations to enhance flavor and likeability.
1- Butternut Squash Puree
A good sweet taste of butternut squash puree is usually an immediate smash with babies. Butternut squash is a vegetable I prefer to roast since I can avoid peeling its skin. Use a vegetable or food processor that make baby food blender well. It is a denser vegetable and makes for a thicker puree.
2- Sweet Pea Puree
You can feel good about the frozen peas in this silky, plus sweet puree. Chosen and freezing at the height of newness, frozen fruits, and veggies are just as healthful as their fresh veggies. Be aware, to buy a frozen veggies with no extra ingredients.
- 10-ounce package frozen peas
Defrost the peas according to pack directions. Drain off all but 1 to 2 Tbs. of water. Pour the peas with water into a blender and blend until you get a smooth stuff.
3- Apple Puree
When your baby is mastered single ingredient’s puree, then start mixing things up. Combine pureed chicken, beans, or salmon to the apples for a protein power-mixture. Don’t use this recipe when your child grows. Applesauce sorts a perfect lunchbox food.
- 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks.
Add 2 inches of water in a medium saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the water. Pour the apple chunks, cover, and steam until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Set for cool slightly. Add apples to a blender and blend until desired.
4- Red Lentil Puree
Red lentil puree is a full of protein but a simple and inexpensive food that is best for your baby. A creamy combo, puree with a thawed 10-oz. pack of frozen Spinach. For grown-ups, thin puree with veggies or chicken broth, salt lightly and gives as soup.
- One cup red lentils, rinsed
Add lentils in a medium saucepan of water to a boil and simmer until tender, stirring for 12 to 15 minutes. Drain off lentils and set aside for cool and reserve ¼ cup cooking water. Pour lentils into a blender with water and blend until you get the desired consistency. Add additional cooking water as needed.
5- Savory Broccoli and Beef
Provide your baby a stir-fries tasty sneak, which is the protein-rich meal.
- ¾ cup low-sodium beef broth
- ½ pound strip steak or top sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into cubes
- 3 cups broccoli florets
Add beef broth to a medium pot to a boil. Now, add steak and making sure it is covered by the broth. Pour the florets on top of the steak they don’t need to be submerged. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and rumble for 15 minutes or until the steak is cooked and the broccoli is very tender. Let set it for cool slightly. By using a blender, food processor, or fork, make puree or mash broccoli or beef until smooth.
6- White Peach and Banana Puree
Make the double batch with potassium and vitamin rich puree for your baby.
- One white peach, peeled and chopped
- One banana, peeled and chopped
Add ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
7- Cherry and Mint Greek Yogurt Puree
This homemade puree is a delicious topping for yogurt base. It is the best diet for young baby.
- 1 cup Frozen Organic cherries
- 4-5 organic mint leaves
- 1-2 cups organic Greek yogurt
Add cherries into a small pot and heat on medium for 10 minutes. Add blender with mint leaves and puree until just smooth and creamy. If you want a thicker cherry puree, use just cherries leaving the juice in the saucepan. Add cherry puree in the bottom of a bowl and add spoon yogurt of choice on top. Combine yogurt and cherry mixture until mix well. A puree is ready and gives your baby.