Easy and Healthy Recipes For Your Baby
Having a baby is one of the most fulfilling yet challenging part of one’s life. It brings new experiences that are definitely life changing. From learning how to prepare milk and changing diapers to staying up late at night, there’s just too many things to do as a parent.
Perhaps one of the most exciting part of being a parent is the time when a baby starts feeding. It just brings out unexplainable joy when you see that adorable little tot munching on their first solid meal.
For first time parents, there might be tons of questions lingering in your mind as to what food to give your baby. Fortunately, there are tons of easy and healthy recipes out there that will make your child’s first meal a fun experience for both of you.
Check out some of them below:
Butternut Squash Puree
Made by Real Baby Food, the butternut squash puree is one of the most delightful foods that your baby can eat. It is filled with vitamins that are essential for your growing baby.
It can also be prepared within just a few minutes. If you are in a hurry, then the butternut squash puree is one of your best choices.
- 1 medium butternut squash
Preheat the oven to 425F. Wash and trim the squash, then halve it lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds with a spoon.
Start making a line in a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the halve squash cut-side down on the baking sheet.
Roast for at least 40 minutes until cooked. Let it cool and put in a processor. Blend it until smooth enough to be eaten by your baby.
If you think it’s too thick, then you can add water.
Sweet Pea Puree
The sweet pea puree made by Real Baby Food, will bring a refreshing taste that your baby will like. A few servings are enough to keep your baby full and energized.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 10-ounce package frozen peas
The first thing you need to do is to defrost the peas according to its directions on the package. Drain off with at least 1 to 2 tablespoons of water remaining.
After that, transfer the peas and water into the blender. Blend until smooth enough for your baby.
Add water if too thick.
This recipe made by Real Baby Food can be prepared within a few minutes. It also doesn’t cost a lot, making it a cheap yet healthy snack for your growing baby.
Here’s how to do it:
- 4 medium apples
Start simmering at least 2 inches of water in a medium pan. After that, place the steamer basket over the water.
Add a few apple chunks and cover it. Steam it for at least 12 to 15 minutes and let it cool. Transfer all the apples in the processor or blender.
Puree until smooth enough and add water if needed.
Red Lentil Puree
Made by Real Baby Food, the red lentil puree is a tasty meal that can be enjoyed by your baby. Make sure to make it smooth enough so that your baby can digest it properly.
- 1 cup of red lentils
Start boiling water into a medium heat saucepan. Add the lentils and let it simmer until it become tender. Stir it occasionally for at least 12 to 15 minutes.
Use a ladle or measuring cup to spoon off and reserve at least ¼ cup of water. Drain it and let it cool.
After that, transfer that lentils to a blender and blend until smooth enough to be eaten by your baby.
Add the reserved cooking water if desired.
Savory Beef and Broccoli
The savory beef and broccoli made by the Real Baby Food can make your baby full in just a few spoons. It is also filled with vitamins, thanks to the broccoli.
Make sure that you know how much your baby can eat so that you can prepare the right amount. If you want your baby to start eating vegetables, then starting it off with this recipe is the perfect idea.
- 3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
- 1/2-pound strip steak or top sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into cubes
- 3 cups broccoli florets
Bring the beef broth to boil in a medium saucepan. Start adding the steak and make sure it is fully covered by the broth. After that, place the florets on top of the steak but do not submerged it.
Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Let it simmer for 15 minutes or until the steak is cooked through and broccoli is tender enough. Let it cool. Start using the blender or the food processor and puree the beef and broccoli until smooth enough to be eaten by your baby.
Serve it for at least 2 cups. If it is thick, you can add water.