Mr. Google has always been my best friend. Ever since I’ve become a mom, I rely on him even more! I google a lot on matters related to babies. Feeding is one of the areas. Between the age of 4 to 6 months, most babies are ready to get their first taste of solid foods. Some of the signs to look out for – his/her birth weight has doubled, can sit up with support with stable neck and head.. etc
I was pretty excited when I introduced solid to my little one. He was about 6 months. I started off with very small amount of cereals, fruits and vegetables puree for lunch and dinner. Every 7-8 days, I introduced new type of fruit or veg as I think it’s really important for him to know the real taste of a fruit or veg. I usually made a big batch, pour 1 tbsp into regular (sanitised) ice cube trays and cover with a cling film. By doing so, I only have to use the amount I need each time, which I find it really handy.
When he turned about 8 months, I started to mash and finely chop fruits and vegetables. Also, I introduced protein and dairy. As and when he started to have more teeth, I made it slightly chunkier to let him learn to chew.
Making baby food isn’t difficult, though I do run out of ideas of what combo to make from time to time. I usually plan ahead and make sure I have a few ideas for a week or 2. Each time, I make a batch that is enough for 3 – 4 meals. One of my principles is to always make sure it is a balance combo of protein & vegs or protein & carbs or all protein, vegs & carbs. To end the meals, I like to offer fruits or cheese/yogurt, which my little one really enjoys!
The recipe I am going to share today is really simple but a healthy one. Hope you’ll like it!