Introduction: 6 Lunch Recipes for 8+ Months Baby | Stage 3 - Homemade Baby Food Recipes

8 months baby food recipes - 6 Lunch recipes for 8+ months baby (stage 3 - homemade babyfoodrecipe)

Welcome to STAGE 3 baby food recipes :).. Please read below tips :

  • Around 8+ months, your baby may eat around 1/2 cup of food and often will be ready for 3 meals
  • The texture of stage-3 food can vary from thick purees, mashes and ( minced/grated for teething babies)
  • Some babies may have teeth at this stage. If your baby is one of them, you can offer small pieces of fruits, cooked veggies and soft breads. ( Please make sure they eat one small piece at a time and keep an eye throughout this munching-period)
  • If you are thinking of introducing finger foods for your little ones around this stage,
    1) offer only if they have teeth ( 2 or 2+)
    2) make sure the food is cut into tiny pieces and they look comfortable chewing it
    3) make sure they are seated or buckled while eating and not crawling or rolling especially with finger foods..
  • Occassionaly, offer your family meals also ( be watchful for any allergic ingredients. If you use spices, offer foods cooked with mild-spices )
  • Offer solids atleast 25 – 30 minutes after breast feeding or formula so that they will eat without any fuss and wouldn’t make their tummy full. I always give solids 40 – 45 minutes after breastfeeding as I noticed my sweetie-pie eats well and loves eating food:)
  • Remember to offer some water before and after meals.
  • Important note : Always watch for any new signs or symptoms when introducing new foods at all stages.

How much to serve: Baby may eat around 1/2 cup of food around 8+ months..
The consistency can be a thick puree or mashed (depends on your baby's choice :)

Recipe #1 - Rice, Cauliflower, Swede

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice
1/4 cup of cauliflower (chopped)
1/4 cup of swede (chopped)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1 cup of cauliflower
1.5 cups of swede
water - 3 cups

Recipe #2 - Rice , Ladyfinger, Carrot

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice 1/4 cup of ladyfinger (chopped)
1/4 cup of carrot (chopped)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1 cup of ladyfinger
1.5 cups of carrot
water - 3 cups

Recipe #3 - Rice, Carrot, Squash

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice
1/4 cup of carrot (chopped)
1/4 cup of squash(chopped)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1.5 cups of carrot
1 cup of squash
water - 3 cups

Recipe #4 - Rice, Broccoli, Moong daal/split yellow lentil

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice
1/4 cup of broccoli (chopped)
1 Tbsp daal (split yellow lentil)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1.5 cups of broccoli
1/2 cup of daal ( split yellow lentil )
water - 3 cups

Recipe #5 - Rice, Yam, Cauliflower

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice
1/4 cup of yam (chopped)
1/4 cup of cauliflower (chopped)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1 cup of yam
1.5 cups of cauliflower
water - 3 cups

Recipe #6 - Rice, Beetroot, Butternut squash

For 1 time meal:
2 tsp rice
1/4 cup of butternut squash (chopped)
1/4 cup of beetroot (chopped)
water - 3/4 cup

For freezing : (1 week food 8 month old)
1/2 cup of rice
1.5 cups of butternut squash
1 cup of beetroot
water - 3 cups

Method: ( The method is same for all the recipes)

Step 1) Wash the rice and add into the pan. Pour 3/4 cup of water for 2 tsp of rice ( or 3 cups of water for 1/2 cup of rice )

note: recipe #4 has split yellow lentil / moong daal ( you can wash the lentil and add into the rice pan )

Step 2) Peel the vegetable and add into the pan ( use the quantity as you need for 1 time meal or bulk/freezing meal )

Step 3) Cover the pan, bring it to a boil

Step 4) Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.

Step 5) For bulk storage / freezing : Mash / blend the contents when warm using a hand/stick blender and let it cool completely before freezing

Step 6) To make 1 time meal : Add the cooked contents into a small bowl and mash well using a spoon or blend with a hand/stick blender

I am sure your little-love will like these recipes :) .. Please try and share your feedback :)

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