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What To Eat After a 6-Month-Old Baby? Recipes
Now your baby is 6 months old, and he learned how to chew because, at this age, there are 5 to six teeth grown. All new moms have a big question what should they feed their baby after 6 months? We have told nicely to you in our blog what will be given to your half-year baby.
The Health Specialist and Paediatrician recommend soft and liquid paste-like food to the 6-month-old baby. And also recommends that continue to breastfeed till twelve months or more. Thus, according to the Health Specialist and Paediatrician, your baby’s first food should be soft hence, he or she can easily swallow it including wheat or bajra porridge or fine mashed fruits and veggies. At this age, little quantities of cooled boiled water may be given in a cup or small glass.
Did you know that the amount of oil and ghee should be more in the food item which is prepared for the babies? No? so now, keep in mind this thing.
You can also give them some fermented food like South Indian dishes such as Idli, Dosa Uttapam, and Appam including Sambar also. But Sambar should be included less quantity of chili powder and masalas. Oats are also healthy for babies. And many other food items such as halwa (carrot or bottle gourd). Variety of kheer including wheat kheer, rice kheer, and bottle gourd kheer.
Mashed potatoes are the ideal food menu for weaning babies who love soft food. Your baby will definitely like these potatoes with their buttery texture and delicious taste. They are loaded with minerals and vitamins, and easy to digest.
One of the super nutritious food products is ‘Ragi Malt’ or ‘Ragi Pudding’ (called Nachni Satva in Marathi or Konkani). This is rich in iron calcium and fiber, healthy as well as good to taste. This ragi malt is a healthy food item that offers strong bones and helps to increase immunity power.
Green leafy vegetables are great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, folate, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. So can give this vegetable to your baby in the form of soups.
Hygiene While Preparing Baby Food
Before preparing food for the baby, hygiene must be essential. So, wash your hands with mild handwash and then prepare food. And wash utensils with boiled water that you are using for the baby.
Small Recipes for Babies:
Here we have given the 3 small healthy recipes to babies.
1. Mixed Vegetable Soup
We all know that vegetables are good for growing babies. They give energy, vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, water, and many more.
- Carrot – 1 tbsp chopped
- Potato – 1 tbsp chopped
- Bottle Gourd – 2 tbsp chopped
- Tomato – 1 tbsp chopped
- Salt – a pinch
- Butter/Ghee – 1/4 tbsp
- Pepper powder – a small pinch (optional)
- Cumin Powder – a pinch (optional)
- Water – as needed
How To Make:
Wash all the vegetables well with fresh water. Then peel off the skin from the vegetables such as carrot, tomato, potato, and bottle gourd with a peeler. After that, cut them into small equal-sized cubes. Steam or cook the vegetables in a steamer for 10 minutes. You can steam it also with an Idli steamer plate by adding a cup of water. And also, you can use a pressure cooker to cook it with a cup of water and wait for three whistles.
After steaming vegetables, they will be soft and looks transparent. Now blend it in a blender with a small amount of water to make a smooth paste. On the other hand, you can strain this paste using a filter to get a clear soup that can be easily drunk by your baby. then after this process, you can reheat the filtered soup with butter ghee in a pan for two minutes with salt, pepper, and cumin powder to taste and serve warm.
2. Wheat Flour Porridge
Here we will see the recipe for wheat flour porridge. We all know that wheat is a rich source of carbohydrates. It is also enriched with thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, fiber, and iron.
It is very useful to make your baby healthy and buxom. It helps to prevent iron deficiency in babies.
Let us see the actual recipe for this healthy dish.
- Wheat flour – 4 tbsp
- Ghee – 2 tbsp
- Sugar – 4 tbsp
- Water – 2 Cup
- Cardamon Powder – 1 pinch (optional)
- Dry Fruits Powder – 1 tbsp (optional)
How To Make:
Add ghee to the pan and wait for melt. Then Wheat flour, roast it till golden-reddish color and sweet aroma. then add water and stir continuously. Ensure that not create lumps. Lastly, add sugar, let the sugar dissolve, and that sit, ready to serve.
Can also be added cardamom powder and dry fruit powder to it. (Totally optional)
Your baby will surely eat happily this menu due its sweet to taste.
Note: As like this, you can also make porridge of Bajra and Jowar. but do not add sugar to it. you can use a small amount of salt instead of sugar.
3. Multigrain Cereals Groats(Daliya)
Now the second recipe is daliya of multigrain cereals. This dish is also healthy for your baby as like the above item and helps to gain weight. It is made from rice and several pulses including moong dal, chana dal, and urad dal.
First, you will make multigrain flour. For that, you can wash the rice and all pulses with normal water, and wash 2 or times. Then put it on a cotton cloth and dry it in sunlight for 1 or 2 days. Then roast all dried pulses and rice till red-brownish color and sweet aroma. Let it be cool and grind in a mixy jar, and make a fine powder.
You can store this multigrain flour for a month or 2 months.
- Multigrain flour – 2 tbsp
- Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds – ½ tbsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Water – 1 Cup
How To Make:
First, make a paste of multigrain flour and water in a bowl. Add ghee to the pan and wait for melt. Then add cumin seeds or you can also use cumin powder instead of cumin seeds. Afterward, add water and boil it for 2 or 3 minutes, and then add that multigrain flour paste and salt according to taste, add some water as needed, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve it warm.