There are a lot of joys of motherhood but feeding a fussy baby ain’t one of them!
It is such a tough job to think of new recipes for kids, especially when they are toddlers and only milk just won’t cut it. But thankfully, there are a lot of baby food recipes out there and you can find one that suits your baby’s taste buds and age group.
Today’s guest post is by a supermom and blogger Sangeetha Menon who is always trying new homemade baby food recipes for her 1 year old daughter Anshika. This Chicken and Carrot mash started off as a soup but when Anshika refused it, Sangeetha did some quick thinking and made a yummy mash out of it.
Over to Sangeetha for this easy baby and toddler food recipe!
Chicken Carrot Mash- Baby Food Recipes
People who know me well are aware of my obsession for Bollywood and Chicken . You ask me which heroine is dating whom , which film is that hero planning to sign and yeah his/ her favorite dish to favorite hangout places I can answer in all languages, that too for hours without a break. *Smiling*
I am a Chicketerian , to the extent that I can happily drown in a bowl of chicken curry if you offer me 😛
Coming to this recipe, chicken carrot mash was prepared by me when Anshika rejected the chicken soup I made for her . I had made chicken soup expecting that she would clean off the bowl. But as always the unexpected happened. She didn’t like the watery soup and refused to open her mouth . Call me an adamant mom, I wanted her to eat chicken and didn’t want to waste what I prepared . So, I thought why don’t I make a chicken mash out of this for her? Thus, a new dish, chicken carrot mash was born.
Chicken carrot mash is an excellent way of introducing chicken to your 8 month old baby. Chicken is rich in protein whereas carrots are full of beta-carotene, antioxidants and minerals. It is an ideal dinner for toddlers and kids as well.
Chicken – 1 or 2 pieces (boneless/ with bone )
Carrot – 1 medium
Salt – a pinch
Garlic – 1 clove
Water – 1/2 cup
Butter – 1 tsp.
How To Prepare Chicken Carrot Mash
Clean and wash the chicken pieces thoroughly . There is no need to debone the chicken
Cook chicken , cleaned carrot , salt , garlic and water in a pressure cooker till it becomes tender
When cooled , debone the chicken and shred into small pieces
Puree the mixture along with the shredded chicken to the required consistency and add butter
A delicious and nutritious chicken carrot mash is ready to be served to your little customer
The garlic clove can be discarded if your child doesn’t like the taste. I pureed it along with the chicken and carrots , so the taste of garlic didn’t stand out
You can add butter along with carrots and chicken before cooking in the pressure cooker
Cheese can also be added to the mixture thus making it a yummy cheese chicken carrot mash
That sure sounds a tasty and nutritious recipe for your baby or toddler. As always remember if you are introducing a new food to your baby, wait for two-three days to see any reactions or allergies before you introduce another new food. And don’t forget to visit Sangeetha on her blog and Facebook page.
Sangeetha Menon is a mother to a princess , who loves to play hide and seek once she is back home from her corporate world life every evening. Passionate about blogging and cooking , she writes at Bumps n Baby . On weekends, she would be found grilling tandoori chicken or thinking of the ways by which she could get more followers and likes in her FB page