Now that your baby has started eating semi-solid food you think that the baby’s range of food has widened making it all the more confusing for yourself. You will feel nostalgic about the moment your baby was on your feed and everything seemed so easier. But now that solid food has been started let us see about some varieties of breakfast recipes for babies you can try. For nourishment and health. A breakfast recipe for babies should be having an amalgamation of taste, nutrition, and a lot of calories.
Breakfast is crucial for babies for the same reason it is for adults. It provides calories for initiating the body’s metabolic processes. Even if your kid is fed in the middle of the night, his body would have surely depleted the resources by morning.
SOME IDEAL EASY TO MAKE BREAKFAST RECIPES FOR BABIES:
This is the age when the baby develops a taste for solid food. So this becomes very crucial from your side to give them a good variety of food so that they do not remain stuck on one type of food, and go low with nutrition.
It is all the more important to feed them every type of vegetable so later it won’t be a problem to get your food to it everything, or his nutritional intake won’t be your major concern.
1. Multi-vegetable puree:
Simple and classic breakfast for babies with high on vitamins and minerals. This is one of the classic breakfast recipes for babies.
- Vegetables of your choice such as potatoes, peas, carrots, etc.
- Start by choosing a mix of vegetables. Cook the vegetables in a pressure cooker until they are soft and tender.
- Transfer the vegetable and the stock to a blender and blend them till they reach a thin consistency that your baby can eat. Vegetable water when boiled contains a lot of vital nutrients so never drain it away.
- Add some boiled water to further thin the consistency of the puree if required.
- When you’re done cool it a little, and it is ready for your kid’s consumption.
2. Fruit puree:
Sweet and nutritive fruits.
- Fruits of your choice such as apples, mangoes, bananas.
- Fruit puree is a healthy and nutritious breakfast for your little one. Start by peeling and pureeing the fruits of your choice. You can do this putting the fruits in a blender.
- Add water to thin the mixture if required.
- Once done you can serve the puree, as a breakfast food to your baby.
3. Oatmeal Banana Porridge:
Oatmeals are high on fiber and very good for your little one’s gut.
- 2 cups ground oatmeal
- 1 cup banana
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup formula milk (optional)
- Add the oatmeal to the water and boil. Cook the oats till they are absolutely soft and are easy to mash.
- Once the oats are cooked, add bananas and formula milk to the cooking pot and cook the mixture for two to three minutes while stirring it all together.
- Add water and cook for three to four minutes again in case you need to make it diluted.
- Your oatmeal banana porridge is ready.
- Feed this healthy breakfast to your baby.
4. Lentil, carrot, and pumpkin mash:
Lentils are a healthy food option for your baby and when combined with vegetables.
- Peeled and diced pumpkin
- Red lentils
- Diced carrot
- Boil the pumpkin and carrot together while cooking the lentils separately till they are completely soft.
- Once the vegetables are done, transfer them to a blender to blend them coarsely.
- Transfer the blended vegetables into the cooked lentil vessel and cook them together for three to five minutes.
- Let the mash cool before serving it as a breakfast to your baby.
5. Meat-vegetable puree:
Meat is nutritious and can make great breakfast food for your baby.
- 1 cup sliced vegetables of your choice such as peas, carrot, potatoes, etc.
- 1 cup boneless and minced meat
- Start by cooking the vegetables and blending them together once they are cooked.
- Do not drain the excess vegetable stock since you can use it during blending.
- For meat puree, you need the boneless minced meat of your choice namely cattle, poultry, or fish. Cook the meat till it is soft and tender.
- Do not drain the meat stock since it can be used to make the meat puree.
- Once the meat is cooked, blend it into a fine puree. Thereafter, mix the meat puree to vegetable puree and give them a round of blending for a minute.
- Add some boiled water if you want to thin the consistency. Cool it well before you serve it to your baby.
6. Sabudana (Sago) fruit porridge:
Sago is nutritious and mild on the stomach.
- 2 cups sago pearls/sabudana
- 4 cups of water
- 1 cup sliced and diced banana or mango
- 1 cup formula or expressed milk (optional)
- Start by soaking the sago in water for 15 minutes. Once done, bring the water to boil. Simmer and keep cooking the sago till they are completely tender.
- While the sago cooks, blend the fruit in a blender to make a fruit puree.
- Add the fruit puree to the simmering sago.
- Add the formula or expressed milk. Cook the mixture for three minutes on low flame.
- Stir it regularly to ensure that the sago, puree and, milk mix well.
- After completion, let the mixture cool. You can blend this mixture coarsely to ensure all the sago pearls are broken down into smaller bits.
7. Ragi (Finger millet) porridge:
Ragi is rich in vital nutrients and provides tons of nourishment to your baby to kickstart the day with energy.
- 2 cups of ragi (finger millet) flour
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup sliced and diced banana or mango
- 1 cup formula or expressed milk.
- Begin by mixing the ragi flour with water and bringing the mixture to boil.
- Simmer the mixture and let it cook for ten minutes. In the meantime, make some fruit puree in a blender.
- Once done, add it to the simmering ragi and water mixture. Add the formula or expressed milk as well.
- Cook the mix for 3 minutes stirring it continuously to prevent the formation of any clumps.
- After cooking, let the porridge cool before feeding it to your baby.
8. Atta halwa:
Atta halwa is the one that is loaded with energy and very easy to digest. This is one of the best breakfast recipes for babies.
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup formula or expressed milk
- Start by mixing wheat flour with milk and water then putting it on a stove to cook.
- Do not add any sugar since it is a baby version of halwa.
- The formula or expressed milk is going to give the necessary sweetness to this breakfast preparation.
- Keep cooking the mixture till the wheat is soft and is easily mashable.
- After completion, let the halwa cool. Then feed it to your baby one small spoon at a time.
9. Sago pearls (sabudana) and Potatoes Mash:
Sago and potatoes both are rich in energy as well as taste, they can work together as a very tasty meal for your little one.
- 1 cup sabudana
- 1 cup chopped and diced potatoes
- Cook the sabudana and potatoes separately till they are soft and tender enough for your baby to swallow with ease.
- Once they are cooked, mix them together and mash them using a hand pounder or using a blender with a blunt blade.
- Add some potato stock or boiled water to soften the texture of the mix.
- You can then serve it to your baby who will surely relish this breakfast.
All these breakfast recipes for babies are high on nutrition and easily made at home. The availability of the products used is also good. Try these recipes at home for your little toddler so that they are high on nutrition and their mental and physical growth becomes faster, easier, and healthier.
In case any of these ingredients does not suit your baby please avoid them and any case of discomfort or allergy caused, seek medical intervention soon. Have happy health and nutritive growth for your baby’s active development.