Easy Nutritious and Weight Gaining Recipes for Six Month Old Babies

Easy Nutritious and Weight Gaining Recipes for Six Months Old Babies

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Easy Food Recipes:

1. Ragi Millet Malt

  1. Take about 2 tbsp of ragi millet powder. Mix in lukewarm water. Stir continuously to avoid any lumps.
  2. To this add a tsp of grains of your choice like sprouts, green gram or any sprouted grains.
  3. You can also add two pieces each of beetroot and carrot.
  4. Place this in a cooker and take up to two whistles until fully cooked.
  5. After it cools down, take these ingredients in a mixer grinder and grind it to a fine smooth paste.
  6. Also, add a small piece of palm jaggery to it before grinding. We call it “Ole Bella” in Kannada language.
  7. Remove it in a bowl add a tsp of ghee or unsalted butter.

2. Green Peas With Butter

  1. Take about 2 tbsp of green peas. Boil it until fully cooked.
  2. After cooling grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. To this, add a tsp of unsalted butter and serve.
  4. You can also add a pinch of cumin powder to it.

3. Tasty Apple Puree

  1. Take about four pieces of apple. Peel it and cook it well.
  2. After cooling grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. Serve it with unsalted butter.
  4. You can also add little palm sugar to it to make it more tasty and healthy.

4. Rice With Mixed Leafy Vegetable

  1. Take boiled rice (The same variety that you consume at your place).
  2. Add boiled green leafy vegetables like spinach.
  3. Grind to a puree form.

5. Rice With Mixed Lentils

Same as the fourth recipe, but in place of leafy veggies, you can add boiled lentils of your choice.

NOTE:

It’s not that you have to strictly follow the said ingredients mentioned in the above recipes. You can always mix the ingredients according to your way of preparation. The recipes given above ones are according to how I personally prepare them for my baby.

A Few Important Points:

  1. Always try different recipes. Don’t repeat the same recipes as it will be monotonous for the baby.
  2. I have mentioned all the above recipes in puree form. According to my experience until the development of teeth, it’s better to avoid finger foods and hard foods as all the babies won’t take it in the same way and may lead to choking for some.
  3. My baby is 11 months now and I usually, avoid wheat for him as it leads to constipation. You can always use it if it suits your baby.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
 1. Palm Jaggery: A very rich source of calcium.
2. Ghee: Very good for the development of the brain in babies and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Also good to prevent constipation.
3. Green Leafy Vegetables: Rich source of fibre and helps to relieve constipation.
4. Unsalted Butter: Rich in vitamin A D and E. Good for eyes and healthy skin.   

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