5 Easy Recipes To Make Weaning Easier

5 Easy Recipes To Make Weaning Easier

Before you even realized, your little one is 6 months old. Now is the time to make the transition from breastmilk to semi-solid and solid foods. Most moms recommend baby led weaning which lets the child explore the different food options available on their own. Self-feeding is a great way to help your child wean easily and even become independent faster. Here are 5 baby weaning recipes that your little one is sure to love.

Top Baby Weaning Recipes

If you feel like your little one is not weaning easily because he or she is simply bored of eating porridge all the time, you are probably right. To make baby led weaning easier, you must make sure that your child gets a lot of variety.

Also read: Top 10 Weaning Foods For The Baby

It is only when your child’s curiosity is aroused that he or she will try out something new and interesting. By the time he or she is 10 months old, they will be ready for different tastes and textures that make weaning a pleasant experience.

 Baby weaning recipes that are sure to help your baby wean easily

#1. Paneer and Wheat Pulao

This is a tasty baby led weaning recipe that is ideal for babies between 10 to 12 months of age

Ingredients

  • Broken wheat or dalia, drained and washed- 2 tablespoons
  • Paneer cubes- ¼ cups
  • Ghee- ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds- ½ teaspoon
  • Finely chopped carrot- ½ cup
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Finely chopped coriander- 1 teaspoon

Directions

  • In a pressure cooker, heat some ghee.
  • Add cumin seeds and broken wheat and saute.
  • Mix in the carrots and paneer. You can add salt if you want to. Stir it around for some time and then add ¾ cup of water.
  • Allow it to pressure cook up to 3 to 5 whistles.
  • Once it is cooled down, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

#2. Cabbage Moong Daal Khichdi

This is an easy baby led weaning recipe that is also a great source of protein. This is also ideal for kids between 10 to 12 months of age.

Also read: Amylase Rich Diet for Weaning Infants

Ingredients

  • Finely chopped cabbage-1/4 cup
  • Split green moong daal- 2 tablespoons
  • Washed and drained rice- 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds- ¼ teaspoon
  • Ghee- ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1 pinch
  • Hing- 1 pinch
  • Salt if needed

Directions

  • In a pressure cooker, mix in the daal and rice and cook with 1 cup of water for three whistles.
  • In a pan, heat the ghee and add the cumin seeds and asafetida.
  • Stir for 5-6 seconds and mix in the cabbage. Saute till cabbage is soft.
  • Add the mixture of daal and rice to this along with turmeric powder and salt (optional).
  • Cook for 1 minute on a medium flame and your porridge is ready.

3. Ragi Halwa

This is a tasty baby weaning recipe that is extremely rich in iron. It can be given to kids from the age of 6 months.

Ingredients

  • Ragi- 1 cup
  • Jaggery- ¾ cup
  • Pure Ghee- ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut milk- 1 cup
  • Water
  • Cashew nuts- 4

Directions

  • Soak the ragi overnight.
  • Drain and grind with one cup of water to make a smooth paste. Sieve the paste using a muslin cloth. This will make it smooth.
  • In a pan, heat the ghee and add the ragi paste, coconut milk, ghee, jaggery and cardamom powder.
  • Stir till it is cooked and becomes thicker.

#4. Apple Khichdi

This is a unique baby led weaning recipe that your little one will love. It is tasty and nutritious, ideal for children above the age of 6 months.

Ingredients

  • Rice- 100g
  • Moong Daal- 30g
  • Apple- 1
  • Cinnamon powder- ¼ tablespoon
  • Salt (Optional)

Also read: Your Guide to Weaning Your Baby

Directions

  • In a pressure cooker, steam the apple and puree it in a food processor.
  • Soak the rice and dal for about 20 minutes and cook them in a pressure cooker till soft.
  • Mix in the apple puree and cinnamon salt to make your khichadi.

#5. Ragi and Oats Ladoo

This easy baby weaning recipe is sweet and tasty and will be enjoyed by kids between the ages of 10-12 months. It is easy to pick up and eat on the go as well.

Ingredients

  • Ragi Flour- 1 cup
  • Oats – ½ cup
  • Ghee- 1 ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Jaggery- 1 cup
  • Cashew nuts- 12

Directions

  • In a non-stick pan, roast the oats and grind in a blender to make a fine paste
  • Melt the ghee and add ragi. Roast for a few minutes.
  • Remove it from heat and mix in the jaggery ensuring that there are no lumps.
  • In a bowl, mix ragi, oats and the cardamom powder. Let it cool down.
  • Grease your palm with ghee and make small laddoos.

Also read: How To Use A Breast Pump – A Helpful Guide

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