Introducing 2 delicious recipes for 6 month old. These homemade baby food recipes are healthy and easy to make!
Mommas and Papas, if you are wondering about easy to make recipe for your little one then take a look at 2 baby food recipes for 6 month old. Yes! You heard m right! These 2 yummy food items can be the first foods for baby. A typical diet for 6 months baby needs to be full of essential nutrients required for a baby’s growth and development. So, our recommended preparation for delicious apple (and banana) sauce can be an ideal breakfast option and sweet potato sauce can be fed as a snack 🙂
1. Apple Sauce Recipe
Benefits: Apple sauce is packed with iron, Vitamin A, C and minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium which are very good for your baby’s growth and development.
- 1 Apple (steamed and mashed)
- 1 Banana (optional)
- Less than 1/2 cup water
Peel, core and cut an apple into chunks and place them into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover the chunks. Now boil or steam until tender.To achieve a smooth consistency (which is imperative while feeding baby food at stage 1), mash the boiled apple with a potato masher. If that doesn’t work, make a puree by blending it with a hand-blender. Isn’t the recipe REALLY easy and healthy snack?
Tip: Ask your pediatrician about adding some cinnamon for new tastes. You can also peel a ripe banana and mash in the same bowl with an adult spoon (heating the banana slices for about 20 seconds in the microwave will soften the banana up). Add apple sauce to the banana and there we go. The goodness of 2 fruits makes for a healthy breakfast recipes for kids!
2. Sweet Potato Sauce Recipe
Benefits: Sweet potato is a healthy food item. It has Vitamin A, C, and Folate. Sweet potato is also rich in Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, and Calcium.
- 1 or 2 pieces of sweet potatoes (steamed and mashed)
- Less than 1/2 cup water
- Table salt and pepper (for seasoning)
Thoroughly wash and poke holes in sweet potato with a fork then wrap sweet potatoes in tin foil – do not peel for baking in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes (until soft). You can also opt for microwaving, just that you must use plastic wrap and cook for about 30 minutes until tender
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small chunks and place it in the pan with just enough water to slightly cover the chunks. “Steam” boil until tender, be sure to check on the water level. Make sure to use leftover water for thinning out the sweet potatoes
If you have baked your sweet potato, peel it and use some drinking water (warm it a bit) and add it to the baked/microwaved sweet potato. Now blend the mixture to prepare it’s puree till it achieves smooth, thin consistency. Sprinkle some salt and pepper (very little for taste).
Disclaimer: Please do consult the pediatrician before you introduce or prepare these semi solid food for baby (first food for 6 month old baby) to your baby. Don’t forget to specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.
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