Making soups for your babies

After arrival of new member in your family, you must be eager and think about what to do for him or her. Since she cannot be given solid food, liquid items are only preferable. You can now make variety of nutrition us baby soup recipes. This article will speak about variety of baby soup recipe with the help of which you can feed healthy food to your baby. Your baby might be fed up having breast milk and packed baby food available in the market. Little change in his or her taste bud is also an important consideration. If you are thinking about solid nutritional food for your baby, it is wait for six month till the teeth of your baby grows and he can digest the solid food. Till then it is better to go for liquid soups with nutrition in it.

Tips for making baby soup

While making baby soup, some factors are to be considered as you cannot make the baby soup just like soup provided to adults. The quantity of each ingredient must be measured. Some of the tips are as follows:

Salt involvement

We all know that salt brings taste to food item. But, while making baby food it is better not to add salt. According to the pediatrician,, baby need less than 1g of salt in a day. Thus, you don’t need to add salt to your baby soup till he/ she is 1 year old.

Involvement of spices

We human being gets inclined to the food material that involves more spices as that brings great taste to the food. But, for a baby, using spice may not be preferable. If you ask to your baby’s child specialist, she will recommend little quantity of spices in baby food just after the baby is 8 months old. But before that period, involvement of spice in baby food is strictly prohibited.

Extra ghee or fat

Even your baby would require some quantity of fat in his diet but that should be asked from the nutritionist or the pediatrician. Some mothers have a tendency of adding lots of ghee and butter in her baby’s diet. She feels this will bring health to her child. But, actually she is violating her child’s health. This can give rise to excessive weight gain of the baby. In severe cases baby becomes obese. Thus, to be cautious, you need to ask your doctor about the quantity while adding fats in your baby food.

Caution with water

When you are cooking soup for your baby, it is really important to use water in filtered form. Most of the water borne diseases enters inside the baby’s body through water intake. Thus, when you are cooking something for your baby such as soup, add the filtered water. This will keep your baby away from various diseases.

Baby soup recipes

Let us find out delicious and nutritional baby soup recipes with the combination of vegetables that has vitamins and minerals that brings health to your baby.

Egg drop soup for baby

Baby would require proteins in their diet which can be supplied by egg in his food. You can now learn to make soup with egg and keep your baby healthy. To make this recipe you need the following ingredients:

  • Broth ( any type- 4 cups)
  • Garlic clove – 1
  • Egg yolks- 3
  • Pepper- 1 stake

Direction

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First of all take 4 cups of broth and bring it to boil. Now break the egg in small container and separate the egg yolk from egg white. Place all the egg yolk in a container and beat them. Now add them in the broth put on flame. Keep for sometime in simmer and serve your baby.

Quick pumpkin baby soup

To prepare this soup, the ingredients you require are:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Chicken broth – 2 cups
  • Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg

Put all the above mentioned ingredients in a saucepan and mix it really well with a spoon or a fork. Now, bring them to boil. Simmer and serve your baby once it is luke warm.

Lentil soup

This is one of the most nutritional variety of soups that can be fed to your baby so that she can get all types of nutrition such as iron, vitamins  etc. Lentil soup contain good source of iron, zinc, vitamin B and protein.

Ingredients

  • Moong dal / mansoor dal – 2 teaspoon
  • Filtered water 1 cup
  • Turmeric – 1 pinch

Direction

You can pressure cook lentil with half cup of water and a pinch of haldi. Once 4- 5 pressures is obtained, pour it in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. It becomes too much thick you can add little warm water and boil. You can also keep thicker soup to get his stomach filled adequately.

Carrot and beetroot soup

Ingredients needed

  • 1 total carrot chopped
  • Half beetroot peeled and chopped
  • Filtered water – 2 cups
  • Lemon – a slice

Direction

To make this easy soup, all you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, whisk it and keep it under the flame. Now allow it to boil for 20 minutes in simmer. Once it is boiled you can serve it to your baby.

Mixed vegetable soup

For this you need all types of vegetables you have in your freezer. You can give everything and anything among the vegetables and make this wonderful nutritional soup. The ingredients required are:

  • Carrot- 1/4th – peeled and chopped
  • Bottle gourd- 1/4th – peeled and chopped
  • Potato- 1/4th – peeled and chopped
  • Small cabbage- 1/4th – peeled and chopped
  • Tomato- 1/4th – peeled and chopped
  • Filtered water- 3 cups

Direction

Take a small 1 liter pressure cooker and add all the vegetables in it along with a cup of water. Give two pressures and take it out. Now pour the vegetables from pressure cooker in a container and mash them. Now add water and bring it to boil. Boil it adequately and feed your baby.

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