As soon as a baby crosses the six-month-mark, most mums are confounded with the question, “what do I feed him/her?” Weaning can be a taxing time for a mum, and if her little one is a fussy eater, then God bless her. To make the process a tad bit easier, we’ve put together a series of recipe videos for your 6 to 9 month old that are wholesome, nutritious and are sure to cater to even the pickiest of palates.
1. Potato and Carrot Rice
This recipe is colourful, creamy and easy to digest. You can add some moong dal and make it a complete meal. The video explains the recipe in a detailed manner.
Source: Savita Benur
2. Vegetable Khichdi
This is a quick and healthy version of a baby food favourite. It calls for adding turmeric, but you can avoid it till your baby is eight to nine months old.
3. Banana porridge
I loved this recipe because it’s super tasty and so healthy. This one was my little one’s favourite breakfast or evening snack. It has rice flakes in it as well so could serve to fill up your baby! The video explains even hygiene and taste aspects here.
Source: Mallika’s Cookery
4. Instant Rice Cereal
A life saver for mums on the go! This recipe for instant cereal will make travelling with your baby much easier and a healthier. This recipe uses brown rice; you could use new, white rice too and store the powder in airtight jars. When ready to use, just add some in a bowl with boiling water, cover and you have a rice porridge ready! This is also by our popular baby food blogger, Nameeta Sohoni.
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5. Apple and Suji Kheer porridge
Suji is nutrient-dense and filling. The apple adds great flavor. Add formula or breast milk instead of cow’s milk if your baby’s doctor does not recommend cow’s milk until age one.
6. Lentil and Vegetable soup
The goodness of proteins and vegetables in the soup will keep your little one’s tummy happy and contended.
Source: Kids Carnival
7. Ragi porridge
Ragi or finger millet is loaded with minerals like calcium and iron. Substitute the cow’s milk with formula or breast milk in this recipe.