Showing posts with label Weaning foods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weaning foods. Show all posts

Moong Dal Soup for babies as a weaning food

 Introducing of soups to babies as weaning food helps in making the meal a full one. Dal soup or vegetable soup are a wholesome meal by itself. Moong Dal is very healthy digestive food. 

Split Yellow Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Pepper powder - a pinch (optional)

Pressure cook the dal for about 5 to 6 whistles. Open mash and let it cool, Grind it to a smooth paste and add 1 cup of water and make it to a liquid consistency. Add salt and pepper powder to it. Feed the babies during lunch time or during morning breakfast or as inbetween meal in the morning. 

Can add a twig of curry leaves or coriander leaves or a few mint leaves while pressure cooking. Ensure they are removed fully and not ground along with the dal. 
Adding pepper is definitely optional.

Carrot Puree for kids

One of the best baby foods is Carrot Puree. It can be started as early as the kids start eating solid food.

Carrot - 1 no
Ghee or Unsalted butter - 1/4 tsp

Peel the carrots, wash and cut into small cubes. Pressure cook it with about 1/4 cup of water by covering it.

Blend the carrot in a blender ensure it is not too thick or too watery. Add the butter or ghee mix well.

Ensure that this is given in the mornings or in the afternoon for easy digestion.

Weaning Foods for Infants and Babies

It is quite difficult to wean a baby from mother's milk after six months. But it have to be done without fail. There are a few recipes that can be given to small babies with ease.

*Apple Milkshake
*Mashed Rice 
*Dalia Porridge
*Carrot Puree for kids

Apple Milkshake - First recipe for toddlers and kids

This is a great recipe to introduce fruits for kids. This also can be given with milk for school going kids as a breakfast or evening drink.

Apple - 1
Badam - 1 no
Cashewnut - 1 no
Honey - 1/2 tsp

Cut apple into pieces and pressure cook it. Grind it to a fine paste with Badam and Cashew. Transfer it to a feeding bowl and then add honey and mix well

Note: It is better to check with your pead to add Badam and cashew to the apple while giving it to toddlers.