Baby Food Recipes - 7 Months Menu

Hi mommies! I'm back with another daily menu for baby, and for today's menu I added chicken for Eidruce. I waited until he is 7 months old to include chicken in his menu and I am glad he loves it and I do notice that he gets fuller and content with his food's portion when I added chicken. Chicken is a great source of protein in his diet and I can't wait to introduce turkey, salmon and fish in the future. For this month's menu, I added more grains in his meals because I want him to get more benefits from his food so he'll be healthier and stronger. I included oats in his breakfast (which I also feed this for his dinner), and rice porridge for his lunch and dinner. I have another serving of his organic whiter rice grains, and after this I'll be giving him rice and millets. I want to give him barley grains as well, but I couldn't find any selling in store, do you have any idea where I can get them? Anyway, let's get going with this month's menu!

BREAKFAST : Creamy Pear & Cinnamon Oatmeal
*Makes 7 portions of 3oz

3/4 cups of organic rolled oats
1 pear
3 scoops of formula milk (You can use breast milk)
3 cups of water
A pinch of ground cinnamon

1. Fill in pan with water and add in rolled oats. Cook as per instruction. I would recommend to ground up the rolled oats first for a quicker cooking time. My blender for dry-blend ingredients is broken so I can't ground mine.
2. About 12-15 minutes after cooking the oats, add in pear.
3. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes then add in 3 scoops of formula milk. You can replace the water in the first step and use your breast milk instead of formula milk. 
4. When the porridge starts bubbling, add in ground cinnamon.
5. Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until oats is completely cook.
6. Cool off the oatmeal porridge then blend it to your desired consistency.

I love giving this porridge as breakfast but I also do give this as dinner as well. I added the ground cinnamon for extra flavour to bring out the sweetness of the pear. Try using apple too, it's yummy too! Spices can be added into food for babies 7 months and older. Do more research on this if you interested to add in spices for your baby food. You can use water instead of milk, but trust me, the milk makes the porridge tastes a lot better! 

LUNCH : Rice Porridge with Chicken, Zucchini and Apple
*Makes 5 portions of 3oz

1/4 cup of organic white rice grains
2 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup of boneless chicken cut in smaller pieces
1/2 a yellow zucchini
1/2 a large apple

1. Cook your rice grains on the stove and while doing that, boil your chicken until it's fully cooked in another pan. Just use enough water to cover the chicken .

2. After your rice grain is half way done, add in apple and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add in yellow zucchini and cook for about 10 minutes.
4. Add in cooked chicken and mix everything until you get to your desired porridge texture.
5. Cool of for a little bit then blend it to become puree.

Even though this recipe has no salt or chicken broth, this porridge is flavourful. The taste of the chicken goes really well with apple and zucchini as both of these ingredients provide sweetness into the dish. Adding rice grains into this porridge is perfect as Eidruce always feel content and full after eating this porridge. This is definitely one of Eidruce's favourite!

DINNER : Rice Porridge with Green Peas & Apple
*Makes 6 portions of 3oz

1/4 cup of organic white rice grains
2 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup of green peas
1 large apple - cut into smaller pieces

1. Cook rice for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, separate green peas from the skin and set aside for later.

2. After 15 minutes, add in apple cubes into the rice and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Add in green peas and cook the porridge for about 10 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked to your preferred texture.

4. Let the porridge cool off for a while then blend it out.

I don't really eat green peas and I am not expecting much of the flavour but this porridge has just the right amount green peas. I read that green peas do give gases to babies, but that is not the case with Eidruce. While this recipe is good on it's own, I really think adding chicken or salmon will taste even better, can't wait to try it out.

I hope you mommies enjoy my baby recipes series, do let me know if there's anything you want me to in relating to baby food. Till, then, take care!

Thanks for reading!

**Disclaimer :
 I am not a professional nor a specialist, I am just sharing about what I love and dislikes, what my kids enjoys and what I experienced as a mother. Our opinions might not be on the same level, but remember being a parent means putting our child first. Every body has their own way of parenting so please keep the positive vibes coming in, I really appreciate that. :) And to new mommies-to-be, maybe you can read my experience as your guidance or additional knowledge. :)



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