Happy Tuesday everyone..!! In the ongoing segment of “No Cooking” quick baby food ideas, today I will talk about serving ‘yogurt’ to babies. Yogurt is one the safe foods, which can be introduced to babies 7 month onwards. I introduced it to my daughter in the middle of 9 months. It is mild, light and its active cultures aids in digestion. Yogurt is an extra source of calcium and protein too. It can be served as is, or can be mixed with baby cereal or fresh fruits. It is a good breakfast option.
While starting with dairy, it’s always important to first check with your pediatrician. If the baby has milk allergy it’s better to hold it back. Start with plain, full fat yogurt. Babies need calories from fat at this age. You can sweeten it through fresh fruits, but definitely avoid any additives or sweeteners. And follow the “3-day” rule during the first introduction. Look for any allergic reaction, and if there is any then stop at once and try again after few weeks or talk to your pediatrician.
Yogurt and Oatmeal cereal with Cardamom:
Here I have used 3 tablespoon of baby Oatmeal cereal and mixed it with 1 tablespoon of plain full-fat yogurt. Then added a dash of cardamom powder to it. To achieve the required consistency, I have added some water to it. You can add breast milk/ water/ formula. Give it a stir and serve. This is a quick wholesome meal. You can use any baby cereal like rice, whole grain, multigrain etc. For a burst of flavor, you can add cinnamon or nutmeg powder instead of cardamom.
Yogurt and Blueberries with Cinnamon.
This too is a delightful combination for babies. Take 4 tablespoons of plain full-fat yogurt and add a hand full of fresh or frozen blueberries to it, along with a dash of cinnamon powder. Mix everything together and serve. Again you can add any fragrant spice powder according to your wish (cardamom, nutmeg). You can combine it with any kind of berries you like (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries). Also, you can use any other fresh fruits. Just keep in mind not to use too much tart fruits with yogurt. Sweeter the fruits the better.
Hence, here are today’s two shortcut baby food ideas. Have a fun time raising an adventurous eater.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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