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Delicious Home-made Complementary Foods for Fussy Eaters

Delicious Home-made Complementary Foods for Fussy Eaters

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You have been trying to come up with ways to entice your adorable fussy eater. You see your baby’s enthusiasm towards semi-solid foods fading. With so much going on in your baby’s world, it’s a tough task to make him or her finish a complete meal without getting distracted.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

There’s one thing you are certain of — there will be no compromise in nutrition when it comes to your baby. A growing baby’s energy needs increase after the age of 6 months. Along with breast milk, nutritious complementary foods also become necessary. But it may not always be easy to get your baby to eat these complementary foods.

What if you could make tasty preparations for your child? Things that your baby wouldn’t refuse. Here are some delicious homemade complementary foods:

1. Porridge with Banana

The combination of lentil porridge and banana not only tastes great, but is also extremely healthy for your infant. Peel and mash a banana and add it to porridge of finely-ground lentils. Mix well and check that its consistency is suitable. Feed your child in small spoonfuls.

2. Peas and Beetroot Mash

Chop beetroot into small pieces and heat it in a saucepan along with peas. Add just enough water to submerge the pieces. After heating the mix for 10 minutes, strain it and blend the beet and peas in a food processor. The result is not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients.

3. Lentils and Apple

Cook lentils until soft. Sautee diced onions with a little oil in a pan. Peel an apple and chop it into small pieces. Blend the lentils, onions and the apple. You may add breast milk to regulate consistency and enhance the nutritive value. This is a healthy option for your child, with the benefits of a multi-nutrient meal.

4. Kidney Bean, Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

Boil kidney beans, a sweet potato and a carrot. Chop the vegetables into fine pieces and blend along with the beans in a food processor to make a puree with the consistency of your choice. This orange-coloured puree makes a delicious meal for your charming fussy eater.

5. Rice Cereal with Fruits

There’s nothing like a homemade cereal perked up with nutritious fruits. Grind half a cup of rice in a spice grinder. Boil half a cup of water and add 1-2 tablespoons of the ground rice powder to it. Mix until there are no lumps. To this mixture, you may add various fruits, either chopped into small pieces or in the form of purees. Banana, apple, papaya, and pear make delicious combinations with this meal.

Getting your baby to eat regular meals may seem to be a challenge. Preparing a tasty meal is one of the ways to tackle fussy eating. You also need to train your child to eat regularly and to finish every bowl of delicious food that you put in front of him or her. Only then you can be sure that your baby is getting all the nourishment he or she needs.

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