6 months + baby recipes

Ragi Nachni Porridge(7 + months babies)

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Ragi(Finger Millet) or Nachni is one of the immune boosting super-foods for babies and growing children.Feeding babies with ragi porridge helps to improve overall immunity and growth. Ragi is good filling food for babies.It’s a good source of iron and contains good quantity of calcium and amino acid. It benefits your babies with good healthy skin and hair.
Homemade ragi powder is one of the vital nutritious foods given to most of the babies from sixth month onwards. Instead of store bought powders, it is best suggested to prepare at home.
Ragi Porridge is an easy and healthy breakfast porridge for kids. Ragi and jaggery together make a sweet and delicious porridge.

Make sure that you consult a pediatrician before including ragi in the diet of your baby.

Preparation Time : 0 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins

Ingredients

0.25 cup (2 tbsp)Ragi Flour
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Jaggery

Directions || To prepare Ragi Porridge

Dry roast the ragi in a medium flame, until the nice aroma comes out. It would take 5 – 6 minutes.
Add jaggery powder and mix well. Cook until the jaggery powder melts down completely and mix with the
ragi.
Add a cup of water and cook until the ragi turns into a thick consistency.
Keep stirring in between to avoid forming lumps.
Garnish the ragi porridge with chopped nuts and dates (optional)

Baby carrot juice

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Carrots make a good first vegetable puree as carrots are excellent source of vitamin A,and its rich in fibers which helps infant to have normal bowel movements.Carrots also contain some iron,calcium and Vitamin C. Carrots are also good for your baby eyes. .
You can start giving you baby this juice after 6 months.
While carrot juice is healthy, it should never replace formula or breast milk in your child’s diet,
as your child gets his or her main nutrients from breast milk or formula up until their first birthday.
Carrot juice can be given to babies after the 6th month. About 2 to 4 ounces can be given at the start.

Ingredients required

1 medium size carrot
1/4 cup water boiled and cooled
1/4 tsp sugar(optional)

Directions || How to prepare carrot juice for babies

Wash the carrots thoroughly.
Peel the skin.
Grate the carrot with the handy grater.
Add the grated carrot to a blender,sugar and a bit of water so that you can grind it well.
Take the ground pulp and strain it through a sieve or a muslin cloth.
Dilute the juice with water, especially if you are introducing it to their diet.
The ratio should be 1 parts of juice to 3 parts of water.
For older kids it can be equal amounts of juice and water.