When the baby is about 4 months old, and weights at least 15 pounds that usually means that it is ready for solid food. This is the time when you experiment and show your little one the diverse world of foods and nutrition. If you don’t want to feed your baby with store bought foods, then we suggest making your own baby food. Because it is organic, you will know exactly what you are feeding your baby with, no GMO’s, no additives and no extra chemicals. These recipes are convenient, easy and if you plan them ahead they are no burden what so ever. One of the advantages of preparing organic baby food is that it can cost quite less then store bought food. Scroll down for the delicious and nutritious recipes for preparing organic baby foods. Comment bellow.
1. Pumpkin Puree
Make this is delicious and nutritious pumpkin puree for your child. The pumpkin is filled with vitamin A, which is great for the vision. Ingredients: pumpkin, water and cinnamon or nutmeg. De-seed the pumpkin and bake it for 40 minutes to 1 hour with some water. Mash the “pumpkin meat” sprinkle with some cinnamon or nutmeg.
2. Peach Puree
The peach is a delicious and watery fruit filled with potassium. This puree is served cold. You only need a peach and some water. Peel the peach and using a double boiler steam it. Blend the peaches and place in storage containers.
3. Kale, Green Bean, and Potato Puree
This green puree is a great energy booster and protein source for your baby. To make it, simply bring to a boil: 1 russet potato (peeled and sliced), 4 ounces green beans, 4 stems kale, and 1 cup water. After 10 minutes, put all ingredients in a blender and blend.
4. Raw Blueberries, Mango and Avocado Puree
Make this tropical mix of wonderful fruits and some raw blueberries. Using a blender or a fork blend/mash these following ingredients: 1/2 cup organic blueberries, 1 thick slice of organic mango and 1/4 of organic avocado. Let the puree stay a couple hours before consuming.
5. Apple and Oats Porridge
Introduce oats to your child after 6 months of age, the oats are a great whole grain food to feed your baby with. For this porridge you will need:1.5 tbs. oats, 1/2 apple, some cinnamon and water. Bring to a boil all of the ingredients (3-4 minutes). Blend and serve chilled.
6. Carrot and Lentil Puree
Because carrots are one of the sweetest vegetables and are easy to digest, they make the perfect baby food. The carrot is filled with vitamin A – a vitamin that aids your baby’s eyes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup lentils, 2 1/2 cups water, 1 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp onion, 1 small apple (diced), 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp ground coriander and a pinch of cinnamon. Boil the lentils (25 minutes). Heat the oil and saute the onions, add the diced apple, the garlic and the spices. Combine the apple mixture with the lentil mixture. Blend and serve.
7. Dried Bean Puree
Introduce your baby with dried beans by making a simple, one ingredient puree. Soak the beans overnight and bring them to a boil in the morning. Drain the beans an blend them, you can add breast milk or water.
8. Parsnip, Pear and Fig Puree
This sweet puree is best served warm. You will need: 2 medium parsnips, 1 pear, 3 dried figs, ½ cup water, 1 teaspoon grated orange zest and 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup. Combine the parsnips, pear and the figs in a saucepan and bring to a boil (20 minutes), top with orange zest and maple syrup.
9. Beets and Blueberry Mash
The sourness from the blueberries will bring a big grin to your baby’s face. In a sauce pan bring to a boil: 2 medium organic beets (peeled and chopped) and 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries. After 10-15 minutes, blend in a food processor and serve.
10. White Peach and Banana Puree
This puree is great for babies at the age of 4-6 months. The two ingredients are 1 banana and 1 white peach. Blend them or mash them with a fork. Most babies like having bananas because it is very sweet tasting and easy to digest, combined with peaches it is the perfect baby combo.