Ever since i started a food blog, the one request which i get from my viewers are for baby food recipes. Those request started filling my mailbox even before i got married. That time i used to ask my relatives for ideas and reply them. I always wanted to start a baby food section in my blog. Now i too have joined with them, looking for healthy and perfect foods to feed my 5 month baby.
day i spend hours browsing, reading books and searching for details
about what to feed my baby. And now i have gained quite a few knowlege
about feeding a baby. So from today onwards i am gonna share the food
which i give for my daughter maha.
was breast feeding maha completely till her 5th month. I didn't give
anything other than that, not even a drop of water. Doctors recommend
this and me too. Because breast milk has all nutrients and water content
which you need for your baby. So You dont need to give water.
i thought of starting solid foods when she starts her 6th month. But i
found that my milk is nor sufficient for her, so i have to give her
something other than my milk. But if you have enough milk and your baby
is feeding herself properly then i suggest you to start giving solid
food after 6 month.Many doctors recommend this too. But normally babies
can start taking solid food on their 4th month itself.
you are planning to start your baby with solid food, i recommend you to
start with apples. Because apples are non allergenic fruits and there
are packed with tons of nutrients which is a perfect fruit to include in
your babies diet. So my first baby food recipe is going to be apple puree, also known as apple sauce.
How to introduce solid food to your baby:
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:
by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your
baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water
and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn
the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.
How to do apple puree:
1)Take a nice, firm, sweet, juicy apple. Cut a small piece of apple from it and place it inside a bowl.
2)Take a pressure cooker and fill the bottom with some water. Now place that bowl inside a pressure cooker.
3)Cover the cooker and cook it for 8 to 10 whistle. Switch off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself.
4)Open the cooker and remove the bowl carefully. If there is any water inside the bowl, drain that. Allow the apple to cool a bit so you can handle it.
5)Now peel the skin of the apple, since the apple is cooked, the skin just peels off.
6)Now You have two options to make apple puree. you could either mash the apple well with a spoon, add a splash of water if you wish. Keep mashing till the apple is completely mashed up. This type of mashing the apple with a spoon gives a little chunky apple puree and give the puree some texture or If you want a smooth puree, put the cooked apples in a mixer and puree it. This will give you a smooth puree.
The colour of this sauce may turn dark after a few mins..That is because apples tends to blacken. It is not a issue, the puree is competely safe to feed your baby
|Take a fresh, sweet apple|
|Wash it well|
|Take a pressure cooker and cover the
bottom with water
|Cut a piece of apple. remove all the seeds and core|
|Put it inside a bowl, with cut side down|
|Place the bowl inside pressure cooker|
|Cover with a lid|
|Cook till the apple is completely done|
|Peel the skin off|
|You can use a spoon to mash the apple completely|
|You could add a tblspn of water and keep mashing,
This is optional
|Mash till the apples are completely disintegrated..
You could serve your baby like this. This way your
apple sauce will have some texture
|if you want your apple sauce smooth,
add the cooked apple in a mixer
|Puree them to a smooth pulp and you are done|
|Always sterilize the utensil which you
are going to feed your baby
|Boil the bowls and spoon in hot water
for a good 5 mins
|Remove the bowl using a pot holder|
|Pour apple sauce in it and feed your baby|