When your baby is nine months old he or she might probably be ready to eat chunkier purees and small pieces of soft food items. The baby would also be almost ready to have whole milk and dairy products. At this stage, you should give your baby chunkier foods to improve his or her chewing skills and make food more fun for the baby. Here are some recipes that a nine to twelve months old baby might enjoy:
Corn, Chicken, and Cilantro Puree
Add one skinless, boneless chicken breast, two tablespoons sliced onions, one garlic clove, two tablespoons cilantro leaves and stem, and one cup chicken broth to a saucepan. Boil the ingredients and then lower the flame to simmer. Cover the pan and cook for five minutes. Add quarter cup corn and cook for another three minutes. Put all the ingredients in the food processor and pulse till the desired consistency is achieved. If the mixture is too thick add a little broth.
Add one cup dried beans and water to cover them in a pot. Soak them overnight. Drain the beans and add water and bring to boil on high heat. Lower the flame and simmer. Cover the pot and cook till the beans are tender. When the beans are cooked, drain and puree in a food processor. Add water or breast milk to achieve the desired consistency. You can puree the beans in best food processor as well. The baby food processors are particularly made for preparing baby food.
Add half peeled and diced onion and one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to a saucepan and soak until soft. Add two chopped carrots, one cup chopped zucchini, a pinch of garlic powder, a pinch of dried oregano, two tablespoons tomato paste, and one cup chicken stock. Stir all the ingredients and boil. Then half cup pasta and cover the pan. Cook until carrots are soft and remove from heat. Stir two tablespoons ricotta cheese and one teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese. When cool, puree in the food processor. Add some more stock if the puree is too thick.