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15 Homemade Baby Food Recipes for 6-8 Months Old

baby food recipes 6-8 months

Your baby has grown to 6 months, if you feel that the last 6 months were tough, you don’t have an idea what’s coming next. Up until now, your baby was breastfed, now is the time to start solid food. Yes, homemade baby food. Don’t worry making baby food is not a big task, but yes it will take up some time. Therefore, we have brought you 15 homemade baby food recipes 6-8 months.

The below are the best baby food that will help your baby to grow and become strong. After 6 months, even doctors recommend giving solid food to babies in order to cope up with their diet. If you feel, you don’t have time to make the baby food don’t worry there are even ways to store them for as long as 3 months.

Check out the homemade baby food recipes 6-8 months-

Homemade Baby Food Recipes 6-8 months

baby food recipes 6-8 months

1. Sweet Potato Homemade Baby Food-

Sweet potatoes are very nutritious and healthy for babies. They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fibre.

How to make:

  • Take a sweet potato and cook it in cooker for 5-10 minutes.
  • Peel off the skin of sweet potato.
  • Blend it in the blender.
  • You can use whole milk to make the puree thin.
  • Let it cool down, your puree is ready.

2. Carrot Homemade Baby Food-

carrot puree for babies

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A. They are good for the eyes. With pleasant texture and naturally sweet taste, carrots make up for a portion of good baby food.

How to make:

  • Take carrot and cut it in pieces.
  • Boil it with the help of steamer.
  • Carrots will become soft, let them cool down.
  • Blend it in the blender and make a puree.
  • Serve it with yogurt.

3. Banana Homemade Baby Food-

Well, who doesn’t love bananas? Bananas are a great fruit both for kids and adults. It helps to provide instant energy and is also good for the stomach. Rich in potassium and fibre, Banana puree is considered the best food for babies.

How to make:

  • Take one ripe banana.
  • Peel it and mash it.
  • Put it in the blender with breast milk or formula milk.
  • Make sure to have a thin consistency.

4. Apple Homemade Baby Food-

It is truly said, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Rich in nutrients like Proteins, Fiber, Fats and Antioxidants, apples play a major role in the fruit category. They are very healthy and your baby will love it.

How to make:

  • Take one apple and peel it off.
  • Cut the apple in small pieces.
  • Blend it in the blender and make a puree.
  • Add little milk in it for thin consistency.

5. Mango Puree-

Mangoes are baby’s fav. Food. They give totally different flavours to babies and also help to boost the immune system. Make sure the mango you choose is sweet and not tart.

How to make:

  • Take one sweet mango and peel it off.
  • Cut it into small pieces.
  • Blend the mango in the blender with the help of formula or breast milk.
  • Your mango puree is ready.

6. Avocado and Banana Baby Food-

The best of two baby food. Both Avocado and Banana are amazing fruit and is very healthy for babies. Avocados are rich in good fats and fibre. Bananas are loaded with potassium and vitamin C. Banana adds up a flavour to the Avocado puree.

How to make:

  • Take one ripe Avocado and mash it.
  • Peel off one ripe Banana and mash it.
  • Put both of them in blender and blend it.
  • Strain out the puree to have a thin consistency.
  • Add honey in it.
  • Your homemade baby food is ready.

7. Homemade Green Bean Baby Food-

Homemade baby food is the best food which you can give your baby. Beans are one of them. There are many ways to make Bean baby food, you can have bean puree with chickpeas, black beans, and even white beans. Bean puree is rich in protein, fibre and vitamins.

How to make:

  • Take some chickpeas and soak them overnight.
  • In the morning put them in the cooker for 15 minutes.
  • After that, let the chickpeas cool down.
  • Blend them with the help of breast milk.
  • You can add little water to increase the consistency.

8. Homemade Quinoa Banana Mash-

Quinoa is very good for babies; they are packed with protein and essential nutrient needed by babies. Adding banana to quinoa adds up to both flavour and taste. An easy to make baby food that is very healthy and nutritious.

How to make:

  • Take ½ banana
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. of cooked quinoa      
  • And 1 tbsp. of whole milk yogurt.     
  • Mash the banana properly, so that there are no lumps.
  • Add all other ingredients in it and serve.

9. Baby Brown Rice Cereal-

Rice cereal is a great snack for babies. It is less allergenic and is very easy to digest.

How to make:

  • Take ¼ cup uncooked brown rice.
  • Put it in the food processor and grind it to fine powder.
  • Boil the powder in the water.
  • Make sure the consistency is thin and perfect.
  • Serve it with Greek yogurt to add taste and flavour.

10. Pea Puree-

The smallest yet loaded with nutrients vegetable. Peas are a good source of Vitamin A, C, Calcium, Protein and Iron. They are very easy to make and your baby will love them.

How to make:

  • Take a steamer and boil water in it.
  • Place peas above it in a container and cover the lid.
  • Let the steam, cook peas for 15 mins.
  • After 15 mins. Take out the peas and let it cool down.
  • Blend them in the blender with the help of breast milk.
  • Your pea puree is ready.

11. Veggies Puree-

You just cannot rely on fruits; you also need to give vegetables to your baby. Vegetables are good for the eyes and also healthy. Potatoes, peas and carrot make up for a good veggie puree.

How to make:

  • Take some boiled potato.
  • Boil peas and carrot in a steamer.
  • Mash all of them and blend it.
  • You can add cheese and olive oil in the puree for taste.

12. Cherry and Mint Greek Yogurt Baby Food Puree-

How delicious does this baby food puree sound? Yoghurt paired with cherries and mint is a great combination of puree. This baby food is filled with probiotics, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and calcium.

How to make:

  • Take 2 cups of cherries.
  • Boil it in the saucepan for 10 minutes.
  • After it is cooled down, blend the cherries.
  • Add mint leaves in the puree and boil for 1 more minute.
  • Strain out the mixture and serve it with greek yogurt.
  • This homemade baby food is considered best.

13. Peach Puree-

Peaches are a little tangy in taste, but they make up good food for the baby. They are a rich source of protein, fibre, carbohydrate and vitamin A.

How to make:

  • Take one peach, do not peel it off.
  • Cut it and put it in the blender.
  • Blend them, later sieve them in order to remove the skin pieces.
  • You can serve it with yogurt or whole milk.

14. Whipped Peanut Butter-

Well, this will be your baby’s favourite. Most babies just love peanut butter, it is rich in calories and fat which are good for babies. But most babies become allergic to peanut butter, so before you introduce it, it is better to consult your doctor.

  How to make:

  • Take a readymade peanut butter.
  • Add little water in it to make it consistent.
  • You can also add yogurt in it.

15. Pineapple Puree-

Before giving Pineapple, make sure it is not tart and is sweet in taste. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C and their little tangy taste is loved by babies.

How to make:

  • Take one pineapple and peel it off.
  • Cut the pineapple into pieces and blend it.
  • Make sure there are no lumps left.
  • Pair it with whole milk or plain yogurt.

Can you Freeze Homemade Baby Food?

It is not possible for every mother to make fresh homemade baby food daily. So, with the following instructions, you can store the homemade baby food in this way-

  • You can refrigerate baby food in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

If you wish to store the baby food for a longer time, here’s how to do it, with this method you can store the baby food for up to 3 months-

  • Fill up the ice tray with the puree, do not overdo it.
  • Cover the ice tray with a lid or saran wrap and label the lid with date and recipe name.
  • Keep the tray in the freezer and let it stay there overnight.
  • Pop-out the ice cubes and keep them in the ziplock baggie or stasher bag, label the bag again.

Tips for Making Best Homemade Baby Food

Now we know the recipes for making baby food. There are some tips to follow for making the best homemade baby food-

  • Use at least 1 cup of base ingredient, means whichever puree you wish to make, have at least one cup of it.
  • Make sure the puree is liquid and in proper consistent.
  • You can use water, breast milk or formula to make the puree thin.
  • Whichever fruit you make, taste before making puree, make sure it is sweet. Orelse your baby won’t have it.
  • If you wish to add fat or protein in fruit or veggie puree. Add whole milk, yogurt or coconut cream.
  • Mix two purees together for different flavours.
  • To add texture to puree and make it healthier, add oatmeal or hemp seeds.
Conclusion baby food recipes 6-8 months

So, here it is the 15 best homemade baby food recipes 6-8 months. The above ingredients used in the recipe are easily available and does not require much time to prepare. Make sure you blend everything so that it does not get stuck in your baby’s throat.

Homemade baby food recipes are always amazing, you can add ingredients and flavours according to your baby’s food choice.

What homemade baby food do you give your baby?

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