One should be careful while selecting food for an 8-month-old baby. The food should be nutritious and at the same time, easy on the stomach. The following foods are ideal for an 8-month-old baby.

1. A pear mixed apple delight:

This is a perfect, nutritious and mouth-watering food for an 8-month-old baby. The recipe is simple and requires negligible effort.


· As the name suggests, the main ingredients include apple and pear (thoroughly washed, peeled and cored).

· Cut the apple and pear into thin slices.

· Transfer the fruits into a saucepan or a bowl.

· Add a little amount of water and warm till the fruits become soft and tender.

· Make a fine paste of the fruits using a masher or a spoon head.

The nutritious delight is ready to be served.

Benefits: Apple and pear are a rich source of Calcium, Vitamin A, and Folate.

2. The sweet potato butternut bonanza:

This baby food is an effortless bonanza you cannot miss.


· The ingredients include a cup each of apple paste or sauce and butternut squash (both baked).

· Transfer the ingredients into a vessel.

· Heat the vegetables on a low steam.

· The ingredients are then mixed by slowly stirring the mixture.

· It is best to cool the food before feeding it to your baby.

Benefits: Butternuts are a rich source of Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin A, C, and Folate. A healthy choice for a healthy baby!

3. The Broccoli Magic:

This magical dish is nutrition served on a platter.


· The only ingredient required is a thoroughly washed broccoli (medium size).

· Chop off the end portion of the broccoli (around an inch).

· The stalks are gently peeled (identical to peeling of carrots).

· The broccoli is then carefully cut keeping the florets intact.

· Next, the florets are heated till they become soft (approximately 10 minutes). Make sure you do not throw away the liquid.

· Finally, blend the tender florets into a fine puree.

Benefits: Broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamins (A, B1, B6, E), Omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and minerals (zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium to name a few).

4. The fishy herbs:

This is a healthy and tasty dish if you want to introduce fish into your baby’s diet (advisable to consult a pediatrician)


· You need white fish, parsley (2-3 twigs), a small piece of celeriac, leek (2.5 cm), butter or oil and water.

· Mince the fish, celeriac, and leek into fine pieces.

· Slice the parsley into large pieces.

· Put all the ingredients into a saucepan.

· Add water and heat the ingredients for 9-10 minutes.

· Drain away the water (not all).

· Add a teaspoon of oil or butter to the mixture and mash it into a puree.

Benefits: White fish is laden with proteins, iodine, Vitamin B, and selenium.

5. Sweet potato the peachy way:

This is an ideal food for an 8-month-old baby.


The ingredients include pitted and cubed peaches (2 in nos. ripe), sweet potato (peeled and minced), cinnamon, and water.

· Transfer sweet potato and the peaches into a baking tray.

· To this mixture, add a little amount of water.

· Add a tinge of cinnamon or ginger to it.

· Stir gently. Cover it well with an aluminum foil.

· Bake the mixture in an oven (preheat to 375° F) for 18-20 minutes.

· Transfer the soft and tender mixture into a bowl and allow it to cool.

· Finally, mash or blend into a puree.

Benefits: Apple and pear are rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers.

6. A porridge worth a try:

Easy to prepare, this is an excellent food dish for an 8- month-old baby.


You need:

· Organic oatmeal or brown rice (ideally, 1/3 cup), dried lentils (1/8 cup), formula milk and water (2-3 cups).

· Blend the dried lentils and brown rice into a fine powder.

· In a vessel, boil 2 cups of water.

· Add the fine powder into this boiling water and stir.

· Cook the mixture on a low steam for 9-10 minutes (continuous stirring).

· You can add formula milk to adjust the consistency.

Benefits: Lentils and brown rice are rich in dietary fibers. Lentils are also a rich source of proteins.

7. An irresistible summer squash:

Your baby will love to binge upon this healthy dish.


· You will need a summer squash or zucchini (thoroughly cleaned and peeled) and water.

· The squash is minced well (exclude the ends of the squash).

· Heat the finely chopped squash for 6-7 minutes.

· Blend the soft squash pieces into a fine puree (add the stock solution if required).

Benefits: Summer squash is laden with vitamins (A, B6, C), minerals (manganese, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous), and fiber.

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