Recipes for Babies from The Age of 9 to 12 Months

02 April, 2018

There is nothing better than excellent, healthy, easy and inexpensive recipes for babies.

By preparing these recipes you’ll not only be providing them with nutrients and vitamins, you’ll also notice that your baby will love the new flavors.

When your baby reaches the age of 9 months, they become eager to experience new flavors and textures in their diet.

Although breastfeeding is still necessary, you can start to incorporate some of these new recipes for babies from the age of 9 to 12 months.

When it comes to incorporating these foods into their diet, it’s important to avoid seasoning with too much salt or sugar. It’s ideal for them to experience a food’s original flavor.

Take note of the following recipes and discover which one is their favorite.

7 delicious recipes for babies from the age of 9 to 12 months

At this age your baby will be willing to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables.

While introducing them to new foods you can also provide them with a spoon to practice gripping the utensil.

Now, here are some recipes for babies from the age of 9 to 12 months that are often made by mothers.

Mashed potatoes with low-fat cheese

In order to prepare this recipe, you should peel the potato and boil it until it becomes soft. Mash it with a fork and add small pieces of cheese and half a cup of milk.

Mix it until you get a homogenous texture. You can leave a few small lumps to help the little one get used to it. This recipe is ideal for dinner.

Chicken soup

This is a recipe that should never go missing from your little one’s diet.

In order to prepare it, you only need to cut a piece of chicken breast and boil it along with noodles, a potato, carrots and onions.

Serve this dish while it’s still warm, make sure it isn’t too hot to avoid hurting the baby.

Lentil soup with vegetables

You can prepare this recipe using a cup of cooked lentils and vegetable puree.

Boil the lentils until they become soft. When they’re almost ready add the vegetables which you previously cut into small pieces.

The vegetables can be: pumpkins, carrots, broccoli etc. You can serve this soup with a lot of liquid to take advantage of all the nutrients.

You can also create variations by adding pieces of chicken, beef or ham.

This recipe is ideal for lunch or dinner. You can put the soup through the blender and then a strainer if the shell of the lentils bothers your child.

Chicken soup recipes

Rice soup

Rice is one of the healthiest foods that exists for babies. You can prepare a delicious soup by adding vegetables, chicken, beef or ham.

In order to prepare it, boil the rice until it gets soft and add a cup of broth.

Avoid adding commercial flavorings since they contain a lot of sodium. They can also cause food allergies.

“When your baby reaches the age of 9 months, they become eager to experience new flavors and textures in their diet.”

Zucchini Cream

Zucchini has a mild flavor that can easily adapt to different dishes. A great alternative is to boil the zucchini and add a cup of chicken broth.

Blend the result until it obtains a homogenous texture. If the baby prefers it to be thicker, you can add pear compote.

This combination will fascinate your little one. You can modify it by adding pieces of low-fat cheese.

Noodle soup with egg

If your little one doesn’t have any food allergies, you can offer them egg yolk.

In order to incorporate it into their diet, boil noodles in vegetable broth and then add an already cooked egg yolk.

Add low-salt grated cheese and enjoy it while it’s still warm.

Milk soup with bread

This is another excellent recipe for babies from the age of 9 to 12 months. It’s ideal for cold days.

This soup can be prepared by mixing 150ml of milk with 1 or 2 slices of sandwich bread.

Then, bring the mixture to a boil, while constantly stirring it with a spoon. You can add a touch of sugar, cinnamon or even chopped fruits.

Baby eating soup

Other recipes: new textures

When your little one reaches the age of 9 months, it’s time to start trying new food textures.

This way you’ll guarantee they receive all the necessary nutrients they need in order to grow up healthy and strong.

You can offer them cereal flakes with some milk and a dash of sugar. Another option is broth with small chopped vegetables. You can offer them a spoon to adapt to its use.

It’s ideal for them to try different and delicious types of food. Remember to adapt these recipes to your little one’s needs and taste.

In conclusion, recipes for babies from the age of 9 to 12 months are easy, fun, cheap and most importantly delicious.

You can prepare them for your little one or for the whole family! Don’t be afraid to try them!

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