Have you had some time with complementary feeding and do not know what more recipes to prepare your baby? Do you want to know which ones are healthier and recommended for him according to his age? In this article, you will discover the best.
Recipes for babies between 4 and 6 months
For the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding is the exclusive food for babies up to six months because it covers all nutritional needs for proper growth of babies and their physical development. However, it is possible that the pediatrician himself has advised you to start introducing complementary feeding into his diet for some reason, so, if the pediatrician says so and while they are healthy, rich and nutritious recipes, there will be no problem. Don’t you know what to offer your baby at this age?
Probably your mother has already told you once, and that is that the porridge or cream of rice is very nutritious and also adequate enough at this early age. In fact, you have to be especially cautious and be careful, especially because before six months of age the risk of choking is greater.
Porridge or rice cream recipe
Rice, having no gluten, is one of the recommended cereals for babies to start with complementary feeding from the fourth month. In addition, rice is rich in iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
- 50 g of or a quarter cup of rice. Rice can be a pump, basmati, whole grain, etc.
- 200 ml or a cup of liquid, which may be water, formula milk, vegetable stock, etc.
- A dash of soft olive oil
1º Crush the rice until the fine powder or rice flour is obtained.
2nd Heat the cup of the liquid you have chosen to heat in a pan, but without salt, and when it is boiling add the rice powder and reduce the heat to a minimum. When adding the powder, remember that you can pour two or three scoops of formula milk.
3rd Cook for five minutes while stirring until a suitable cream forms. Of course, keep in mind that if the texture has been too thick for your baby you can add some liquid once cooked the porridge.
4º Finally, wait for it to cool and not burn before you offer it to your baby. Nor force him to take the whole porridge. Remember that if the baby is satisfied before finishing it you can store it in the fridge.
Recipes for babies between 6 and 8 months
Mashed potatoes with green beans
Mashed potatoes with green beans is also an original recipe for babies who are already between six and eight months old and can start with complementary feeding. Ideally, they get used to eating everything. In addition, there is no major complication because mashed potatoes with green beans are very simple to prepare.
- 500 g of potatoes
- 300 g of green beans
To prepare this delicious puree you must first peel the potatoes, cut them and cook them in water for about half an hour. Drain the potatoes and pass them through the pastry. Then, put the puree in the casserole again, but while stirring, let it simmer for two minutes to lose the remaining water. Then, cook the beans in plenty of water for approximately fifteen minutes and drain them, pass them through cold water and cut them small. In a mold (preferably one of flan) place a layer of mashed potatoes, then another of green beans, another of potatoes and the last of beans, and that is it!
Zucchini puree with chicken
Zucchini puree with chicken is also ideal for babies who are between six and eight months old. It is another simple mash to prepare and for which, in addition, very few ingredients are needed. Simply simply have some olive oil, half zucchini, a potato, a leek, a carrot and 150 g of skinless chicken in your pantry. To prepare this tasty zucchini puree with chicken wash and peel all the ingredients, cut them into pieces and cook everything for twenty minutes. Finally, pass the blender and you will have your mixture ready and ready the zucchini puree for your baby!
Recipes for babies from twelve months
Although complementary feeding begins when babies are barely six months old, it will not be until the first year of life when they can eat practically everything except, yes, all those foods stronger, very allergenic or dangerous, but you can prepare some simple recipes how are you:
The necessary ingredients to prepare a delicious carrot cream for the baby are:
- 1 kilo of carrots
- 50 grams of butter
- 100 ml of liquid cream
- 500 ml of vegetable stock
Peel the carrots and cut them into pieces. Then, simmer them in a casserole with butter for ten minutes, add a little salt and cover with hot vegetable stock. Then, let it simmer for half an hour, crush everything well, and pass the cream through a sieve. Finally, add the liquid cream and add some salt again.
- 1 kg of ripe tomatoes
- 1 small green pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 small pickle
- 75 ml of olive oil
- 50 gr of dry bread
- 1 stream of white wine vinegar
First, soak the bread with the vinegar, wash the tomatoes and the green pepper. Next, peel the pickle and garlic clove, and crush the tomatoes, pepper, pickle, garlic clove, oil and vinegar-soaked bread in an electric mixer. Pour salt and pass the soup through the strainer. Then, add half a liter of very cold water and leave it in the fridge. Finally, remember that, if you wish, you can also accompany these ingredients with 50 g of bread fried in oil or toast, and a peeled tomato and cut into very small dice. Once you take it out of the fridge, serve it with this accompaniment.