Friday, 22 February, 2008

home made recipes for baby between 6 to 9 months

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It's time to get creative! Your 6 to 9 month baby will be eager to try new foods now, and may even start to chew. Learn how to create meals that will please his tiny palate!

Fruith recipe:
Fruit baby food recipes - Sugar Free Applesauce

4-5 medium apples, peeled and cored - use naturally sweet varieties, such as:
Golden or Red Delicious
Pink Lady
Red Rome
pinch nutmeg or cinnamon

Chop the apples roughly and place in a saucepan.
Pour in about one inch of water - (you could use apple juice instead, but this will contain sugar).
Bring the apples to a boil, then reduce the heat.
Cover and simmer slowly until the apple chunks are tender (about 10-15 mins).
DON'T cook the apples to the point where the mixture actually looks like applesauce! Cooking it this long will cause it to be watery and tasteless.
Instead, remove the apple chunks from the pan and either puree them or mash them well. Thin with a little cooking water if necessary.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve warm or - as a soothing treat for teething babies - nice and cold.

TIP: If you are going to freeze your baby's applesauce, DON'T add the spices before you freeze it, because they will lose their flavour.

And avoid applesauce altogether is your baby is constipated or prone to constipation, because it is very binding and will make the problem worse

Fruit baby food recipes - Banana Surprise

1 small ripe banana
2 large, ripe strawberries
a little breastmilk / formula

NOTE: Strawberries sometimes trigger allergic reactions in babies and you may prefer to avoid them for the first year, particularly if your baby is sensitive, or if there is a family history of food allergy.

Puree the strawberries.
Mash the banana with a fork, mixing in enough breastmilk / formula to achieve a creamy consistency.
Place in a bowl, then top with the pureed strawberries.
Serve immediately - bananas brown very quickly.

The sweetness of the banana blends well with the stronger flavour of the strawberries.

Vegetables recipe:
Vegetables / Vegetarian Baby Food Recipes - Cheese And Vegetable Supper

5tsp milk
4oz cottage cheese
2oz cooked peas
3oz cream cheese
1oz finely grated mild cheddar
1oz cooked carrots

Mix the cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheddar and milk together until well blended.
Stir in the hot, cooked vegetables.
Finish off with a little sprinkle of parmesan cheese

Vegetables / Vegetarian Baby Food Recipes - Wholesome Twice Baked Potatoes

1 large baking potato (I prefer to use red skinned potatoes - they have a creamier texture)
1oz butter
2 fl oz milk
3oz grated mild cheddar
1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh chives

Wash the potato, prick with a fork, then bake at 350 deg F, 180 deg C for about 1 1/2 hours, until the potato feels soft.
Remove from the oven and cut in half.
Scoop out the potato and place in a bowl, along with the milk, butter and most of the cheese.
Mash well.
Return the potato mixture to the skins, place on a cooking sheet and top with the remaining cheese.
Return to the oven and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is golden in colour.
Sprinkle with the chives.