Easy Atta Banana and Walnut bread

My daughter Aanya is a relatively good eater, but she has her bouts of pickiness and at such times you have to serve dishes which will look appealing to them but are also packed with nutrition. This bread below is an easy recipe which is made of wholewheat flour, banana and walnuts which are all great for kids. So when my girl wants to have cake for a snack or meal, I give her this which is moist and delicious enough to pass as a cake and yet full of nutrition.

 

Atta Banana and Walnut bread

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8 Sweet Potato recipes for toddlers and kids

 

 

 

Sweet potato is a versatile vegetable which can be made into a variety of preparations. It is not just one of the oldest root vegetables known to humans, but also one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods around. Sweet potatoes are lower in calories than regular potatoes and higher in fiber and nutrients. It can be cooked in many ways – boiled, steamed, baked, fried, roast and so on.

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Finger Food for Kids/ Recipe for toddlers

 

Toddlers are known to be picky and fussy eaters. Moreover, they want to assert their new found independence by feeding themselves. You can either carry a plate and  run behind them all day or give them some easy to feed themselves finger-food and hope that most of it goes into their mouth and not on some window or your curtain. #one year old baby food recipes

Do check out our 75+ finger food ideas for babies & toddlers

 

Of course, you can give them biscuits and cookies to munch on their own, but we don’t want an overdose of sugar. Finger food need not be any different from your regular food. Anything which your toddler can hold and which will not be too messy can be given to the baby.

 Here we give some toddler-friendly finger-food recipes which are sure to be a hit with your growing child. These are easy to make and healthy and nutritious and can be fed at any time of the day.

 

 

Fruit Salad

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Ingredients

Various fruits – Apple, banana, pear, papaya, grapes

Recipe

 

  1. Clean, peel and cut fruits into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix all together and let your baby treat him/herself to a new treat with every bite.

 

 

Eggy Veggie Fingers

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Ingredients

2 slices brown bread

1 egg

1 cup grated/ finely diced veggies – carrot, capsicum, onion, tomato

1 tbsp milk

Oil / Ghee

Salt and Pepper

Recipe

  1. Mix together milk, grated veggies and egg.
  2. Beat the mixture well to a runny consistency.
  3. Cut bread into long thin strips.
  4.  Heat a girdle(tawa) , put a little oil.
  5. Dip bread piece into mixture and fry on girdle.
  6. Cool and give to baby to feed him/herself.

 

75+ finger food ideas for babies & toddlers

 

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Recipes for 10 to 12 months old babies

Babies in this age-group can sample a lot more variety and can even partake of regular family meals. Babies now have a few teeth and their digestive systems have matured to a major extent. Though it is still important to follow discretion with giving them anything , their bodies and taste-buds are prepared for a lot more than earlier.
In this section we have baby food recipes for 9-12 months

 

Babies now prefer chunkier food, so can give the food you gave earlier, but mash them only coarsely. Food should still be well-cooked. You can start introducing spices in small quantities if not already introduced. You can now introduce eggs and meat safely, if not already introduced. Always check with your doctor before doing so and be on the lookout for any allergies, rashes etc. whenever a new food is introduced.

Fat like oil and ghee can also be introduced safely now if not introduced earlier and definitely little more than earlier. Little bit of whole cow’s milk can also be added to cooking, though it should not be given as a main drink.

Do not take below measurements/quantities as one feed. This is only for proportion and you should change depending upon how much or less you want to make.

Baby food recipes for 10-12 months old 

 

 

 

Vegetable Khichdi for 10 months old

An absolutely versatile way of feeding veggies and dal to your baby. This is a complete meal in itself and you can feed even older children without mashing it. If you do not want to add spices you can add ghee at the end after khichdi is prepared.

Here we give three variations of the simple khichdi. The first one is the vegetable khichdi with moong dal and rice. Since baby is a little older, now you can introduce some spices like cumin, mustard, bay leaf and cinnamon. Spinach is a great addition to any recipe and palak or spinach khichdi is a welcome change from regular khichdi.

Find detailed  10 Khichdi Recipes for babies here.

 

Suji(Semolina) Halwa

Semolina is very easy to digest and is given to babies since time immemorial.This halwa is similar to what you prepare for a younger baby, but ghee and a few nuts can be added. If baby is having nuts for the first time, monitor closely for any allergies and discontinue use if you see any.

 

Ingredients

½ cup suji (semolina)

½ tsp ghee

½ tsp powdered almonds/cashew nuts (optional).

1 cup water

1 pureed date (You can deseed the date, chop into small bits and puree in a mixer with a little water).

Recipe

1.Heat ghee in a pan. Roast suji in ghee, stirring continuously else it can burn

2.Once suji is roasted a little and gives off nice aroma, add water.

3.Add purreed date for sweetness.

4.Keep stirring to avoid lumps.

5.Add the powdered nuts, if you want.

6.Bring it to your desired consistency for the baby. It should be a little thin as it keeps getting thicker once it cools down.

7.Your baby will love the taste.

 

 

Suji(Semolina) Upma

This is another variation with veggies and spices(optional).

Suji Upma for Babies and Toddlers 

Ingredients

½ cup suji (semolina)

½cup Mixed veggies – carrot, peas, beans, potato(par-boiled and coarsely mashed)

1 cup water

¼ tsp oil/ghee

Few cumin seeds/ black mustard seeds

Pinch of turmeric

Pinch of salt (salt if added should be about half of what is taken for adults)

 

Recipe

1.Dry roast suji in a pan, stirring continuously else it can burn.

2.Once suji is roasted a little and gives off nice aroma,keep aside.

3.Heat ghee in the pan.

4.Add cumin seeds/ black mustard seeds.

5.Once they crackle, add the veggies and stir. Add turmeric and salt(optional).

6.Saute for a few minutes and add suji.

7.Add water.

8.Keep stirring to avoid lumps.

9.Bring it to your desired consistency for the baby. It should be a little thin as it keeps getting thicker once it cools down.

 

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Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Weaning Recipes

Wholesome Baby Food Recipes

Recipes for 6 to 9 months baby

No salt recipes for babies

No sugar recipes for babies

Baby Recipes 6 to 9 months old

 

6 to 9 Month Baby Food Recipes 

Most babies in this age-group have already started with solid food but only just. Hence, it is important to give them food which is not allergenic and is easy to digest. Common fruits and vegetables can be given to baby even as first foods. In this section, we list some homemade baby food recipes for 6 months onwards.

How and when to introduce solids to baby

Baby first foods

Below weaning recipes involve multiple ingredients, so try these only after you have introduced your baby to individual ingredients and baby did not show any adverse reaction to them. Do not add salt or sugar to recipes for your baby. Read more on why salt should be avoided in infant’s diet.

Do not take below measurements/quantities as one feed. This is only for proportion and you should change depending upon how much or less you want to make.

 

Stewed Fruits Recipe for babies

Good old stewed fruits. Stewed fruits can be given to baby after she has had apple and pear separately without any adverse reaction. This baby food recipe is for 6 months and above.

Stewed Apple

Ingredients

1 Apple, 1 Pear

1 cup water

Recipe

1.Pit and peel both apple and pear.

2.Cut both fruits into small pieces. Put in a pan or pressure cooker.

3.Add water.

4.Let the fruits cook for 15-20 minutes till soft or till 5-6 whistles in pressure cooker.

5.Mash or blend the fruit well and serve once cooled.

 Apple Sauce Recipe for Babies

Apple sauce is very easy to make. Apple sauce can be given as is or as an addition to other dishes to add a little natural sweetness when required.

 

 

 Cheeku Shake recipe for babies

Cheeku shake is an easy and simple recipes for 7 months+ babies.

You can use banana , avocado , melon or papaya in place of cheeku.

 

Ingredients

1 cheeku

½ cup breastmilk or formula

Recipe

1.Pit and peel the cheeku.

2.Cut both fruits into small pieces.

3.Blend the fruit in mixer to a fine paste.

4.Mix this with breastmilk or formula.

5.Adjust consistency to your baby’s preference and serve.

 

Banana Smoothie for babies

Give this to your baby once she has been started on yogurt. You can use cheeku, avocado, melon or papaya in place of banana.

 

Ingredients

1 Banana

½ cup yogurt

Recipe

1.Cut banana into small pieces.

2.Add yogurt.

3.Mash or blend the fruit well and serve after adjusting the consistency to your baby’s preference.

 

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