Supermarket shelves today are filled with different types of packed baby foods.

For busy working mothers, these pre-packed baby food saves time, convenient and easy to store.

But making your own baby food has its benefits too. And it’s so simple!

Home made baby food recipes

Blending your choice of ingredients into delicious, fresh meals also helps your baby develop healthy eating habits and can provide a wide variety of tastes and textures.

Many can be made in large quantities and frozen for extra convenience and some can even be shared with the rest of the family—no matter what their age.

What’s more, making food from scratch can actually save you money, especially if you make a large batch and freeze some for future meals.

With the MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender, most dishes take just a few minutes to create. When you’re more confident about what keeps your baby healthy and happy, you can even experiment with receipes of your own.

“Bon appétit”!

Important note: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mothers should breastfeed their baby exclusively for the first six months of life. WHO also recommends mothers to continue nursing while starting to introduce solids.


Food Recipes For Babies 5 to 7 months

Carrot potato purée

Carrot potato purée for babies

Makes 6 portions

Makes approx. 400 g

Cooking time: approx. 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 200 g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 200 g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Boil the vegetables in water and oil until tender.

2. Purée in the beaker with the MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender and adjust the texture with boiled cooled water or baby’s usual milk.

Apple blueberry purée

Apple blueberry purée for babies

Makes 4 portions

Makes approx. 100 g

Cooking time:

approx. 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 30 g blueberries
  • ½ small ripe apple
    (approx. 70 g)

Preparation

1. Peel the apple and chop into small pieces.

2. Place the apple in a pot with a small amount of water.

3. Steam the apple on a low heat until soft for approx. 5 -10 min. Add the blueberries
shortly before the apple is done.

4. Once cooled down, place the fruit in the chopper and blend to a smooth consistency.

5. Add water as needed.

Banana apple purée

Banana apple purée for babies

Makes 1-2 portions

Makes approx. 100 g

Cooking time: approx. 5 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ small ripe banana
    (approx. 50 g)
  • ½ small, very ripe apple
    (approx. 50 g)

Preparation

1. Peel the apple and cut into pieces.

2. Peel the banana and place it in the chopper accessory together with the apple.

3. Add a small amount of water or apple juice.

4. Blend until smooth.


Food Recipes For babies 7 to 9 months

Spinach potato purée

Spinach potato purée for babies

Makes 6-8 portions

Makes approx. 400 g

Cooking time: approx. 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 40 g leek
  • 1 potato, peeled
  • 175 ml water
  • 60 g fresh baby spinach, washed and stalks removed

Preparation

1. Cut the leek into chunks and chop it in the chopper accessory.

2. Stew the leek in vegetable oil until soft.

3. Cut the potato into pieces, and then add to softened leek.

4. Pour on water, then bring to boil, cover and simmer for 6 mins.

5. Add spinach and cook for 3 mins.

6. Allow the mixture to cool and place in the beaker, then purée using the MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender.

Cauliflower cheese

Cauliflower cheese recipe baby foods

Makes 3-4 portions

Makes approx. 450 g

Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 200 g cauliflower, washed
  • 15 g butter
  • 2 tsp of plain flour
  • 200 ml milk
  • 40 g grated lighter tasting cheese (e.g. gouda)

Preparation

1. Divide cauliflower into small florets and either boil or steam for 10-12 mins.

2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by melting the butter in a small pot, stirring in flour to make a smooth paste, adding milk and stirring until thickened.

3. Remove pot from heat and stir in the grated cheese. Add cauliflower and purée in the pot using your MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender.


Healthy Food For babies around 9 to 12 months

Peach yoghurt smoothie

Peach yoghurt smoothie recipe for babies

Makes 3 portions

Makes approx. 250 ml

Cooking time: 3 mins

Ingredients

  • 100 ml yoghurt – either plain, vanilla or flavored
  • ½ peach, skinned and diced
  • 100 ml milk

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients together in the beaker and blend using the MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender.

Tomato soup

Tomato Soup for babies

Makes 4 Portions

Makes approx. 250 g

Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 30 g carrots, cut into pieces
  • 200 g canned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2-3 basil leaves

Preparation

1. Stew the garlic and carrot until soft in a small pot with vegetable oil and a small
amount of water, then add the canned tomatoes, tomato purée and sugar.

2. Simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, then add the basil and blend in the pot using the MultiQuick 5 Baby hand blender, just before serving.

3. Serve with pieces of toast or rice cakes.

These recipes were extracted from Braun’s Baby Nutrition Guide. For more recipes, you can download the guide here.

Note: The recipes have been carefully  selected but in case of  doubt, especially in case of known or suspected  allergies, please check with your  paediatrician or doctor.