Baby’s First Foods: 3 Recipes to Tantalize those Tiny Taste Buds

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Baby’s first bites are a big milestone as baby goes from a mono-diet to solid foods. Here are some baby food recipes that are simple to make and extremely nutritious.

Note: Always consult your pediatrician before you start your baby’s first foods. Always apply the four day rule where you introduce a new food and observe for at least four days to check for any allergies or digestive intolerance in your baby.

1. Ragi Porridge for Babies

Ragi or finger millet is a wonder grain that is packed with nutrition. It is used in recipes for babies due to its ability to strengthen your baby’s bones and teeth. It is the basis of homemade baby food simply because it is gluten-free and therefore least likely to cause allergies like wheat or barley.

How to make ragi baby porridge

  1. Wash and soak the ragi overnight. It is a good idea to refrigerate the soaking ragi to avoid an odor from developing. Otherwise, you can simply change the water a few times.

  2. Drain and blend using a blender, adding water as needed.

  3. Pour the blended grain through cheesecloth or soft cotton placed over a colander. Place a container under the colander.

  4. Squeeze the pulp to extract the milk. If needed, you can blend the pulp once again and repeat the extraction process.

  5. Cook this milk on a low flame till it thickens. You can also add some nuts to this milk to build it up. Soak almonds or walnuts and blend them into your homemade recipes for baby.

  6. Serve warm for it to be light on your baby’s tummy and easy to digest.

2. Curd Oats Baby Food Recipe

Oats is a superfood that makes a great addition to recipes for your baby and toddler. They are also great for baby who suffer from constipation and help tiny tots sleep better.

How to make curd oats baby food

  1. Take two tablespoons of powdered oats in a pan.

  2. Add about half a cup of water to make a thin paste.

  3. Cook over a medium flame till it thickens. Let cool.

  4. Mix in curd and get it to the right consistency. Serve fresh.

3. Avocado-Kiwi Fruit Mix for Baby

Real baby food should be tasty and healthy, and this baby food recipe is filled with healthy fats and Vitamin C. Try this colorful combo to get your baby’s taste buds tingling. Just ensure to check the amount of kiwi added as it can have a strong flavor for your infant.

How to make avocado-kiwi fruit mix for baby

  1. Mash half a ripe avocado thoroughly.

  2. In another bowl, peel and mash the kiwi fruit.

  3. Sieve the kiwi pulp to remove the seeds.

  4. Mix in the avocado and combine thoroughly.

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