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  • Baby Food For 6 to 9 Months Old: 3 Easy and Expert-Approved Homemade Recipes

    The following baby food recipes are recommended by the National Nutrition Council.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Baby Food For 6 to 9 Months Old: 3 Easy and Expert-Approved Homemade Recipes
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  • Moms and dads look forward to their baby’s 6th month as it’s finally the time when they can start exploring different kinds of food other than milk. At this age, complementary feeding is recommended —you can combine your breast milk with solid food to meet the nutritional requirements of your baby at this stage. (You can continue breastfeeding baby up to 2 years of age and beyond.) 

    3 nutritious complementary feeding recipes for babies 6 to 9 months old

    We’ve featured a lot of baby food recipes over the years, but if you’re looking for more ideas, the National Nutrition Council under the Department of Health recently shared nutritious recipes for babies 6 to 9 months old on their Facebook page.

    To make it easier, we’ve compiled the following recipes below. Note: Some of the recipes has iodized salt in the ingredients, but for kids 1-year-old and below, it is not recommended to add any salt into their food, so you may do without it when preparing these for your babies.

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    Mango and banana porridge (mangga at saging na lugaw)

    Yields two servings (1/2 cup per serving)
    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    What you’ll need

    • Measuring spoon
    • Measuring cup
    • Spoon or fork
    • Small bowl

    Ingredients

    • ½ sliced mango
    • 1 ripe banana, latundan
    • 1 tablespoon porridge

    Instructions

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    1. Wash, peel, and slice the mango and banana.
    2. Mash fruits until it turns into a paste.
    3. Place mango, banana, and porridge in one bowl. Mix well before serving.
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    Squash and sweet potato porridge (lugaw na may kalabasa at kamote)

    Note: This recipe contains nuts. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States, parents may introduce peanut-containing food to all babies after they’ve been given other solid food.

    Yields 1 serving (1/3 cup per serving, mashed)
    Preparation time: 5 minutes
    Cooking time: 15 minutes

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    What you’ll need

    • Measuring spoon
    • Measuring cup
    • Pot
    • Ladle
    • Knife
    • Chopping board
    • Spoon
    • Strainer
    • Small bowl

    Ingredients

    • ¼ cup peeled nuts1/3 cup sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
    • ¼ cup squash, peeled and chopped into cubes
    • 3 tablespoons porridge

    Instructions

    1. Wash vegetables thoroughly before peeling and chopping. Cover and set aside.
    2. Toast nuts in a pan without using cooking oil.
    3. Remove from heat. Using a mortar and pestle, crush into fine pieces and put inside bowl. Set aside.
    4. Put water in the pot. Add the nuts when water boils. Cook for 10 minutes.
    5. Add sliced sweet potato and squash. Cook for another 10 minutes or until vegetables become easier to mash. Remove from heat.
    6. Get 1 cup of the cooked ingredients and mash. Mix with porridge and serve.
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    Bottle gourd porridge (lugaw na may upo)

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    Yields 1 ½ serving
    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 20 minutes

    What you’ll need

    • Measuring cup
    • Measuring spoon
    • Pot
    • Ladle
    • Knife
    • Chopping board
    • Strainer
    • Small bowl

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups of water
    • ¼ cup carrot, peeled and chopped into cubes
    • 1/3 cup potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
    • 2 cups bottle gourd, peeled and chopped into cubes
    • 1 tablespoon tomato, chopped into cubes
    • ½ cup cabbage, chopped into cubes
    • 3 tablespoons porridge

    Instructions

    1. Wash ingredients before peeling and slicing. Cover and set aside.
    2. Boil water in a pot.
    3. Place all ingredients in boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes or until vegetables soften. Remove from heat.
    4. Mash one cup of vegetables into the strainer. This will give you a 1/3 cup of soup.
    5. Add 3 tablespoons of porridge into the soup. Mix all ingredients well. Put into a bowl and serve.

    Is your baby ready for solid food? Click here for everything you need to know, including signs, food to avoid, and your baby’s first solid food.

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