Recipes for Baby
Carrots are mild, slightly sweet and easy on babies’ tummies. This makes them a very popular vegetable for introducing babies to solids. Carrots can, however, cause slight constipation. If this is the case parsnips, broccoli or pumpkin are good alternatives. During the first fortnight start off by feeding your baby a few spoonfuls of cooked, puréed vegetable, gradually increasing the amount as you progress. We recommend adding two teaspoons of Holle Organic Weaning Oil per jar of baby food or per approx. 190-200g of freshly cooked vegetables.
Tip: Babies find it easier to eat if fed with a plastic spoon as it is not as cold as a metal one. The Holle Spoons are made from 100% renewable resources.
Tip: When starting with solids, babies will only eat small amounts and it can be practical to freeze meals or jars of baby food in several small portions. These portions can be thawed out as required. Please note that baby food should never be frozen and thawed more than once.
If the carrot meal is handled easily during the first two weeks, then the pure carrot meal can be replaced with a carrot-potato meal.
Ingredients for a vegetable-potato meal
90 g Carrots (or another vegetable like parsnip, broccoli or pumpkin)
Somewhat later, we recommend adding some meat (ca. 25 g) to the pure carrot-potato meal 2-3 times a week. Meat contains important nutrients and promotes the resorption of essential iron. Lean beef or chicken meat can be used. If you don't want to prepare the meat yourself, then you can use the vegetable-meat jars from organically raised animals.
Once the first mash has been established, then other high-nutrient vegetables or vegetable jars can be used such as parsnip or broccoli, for example. The vegetable lunchtime meals can be supplemented to a fully-fledged meal by using the Holle Organic Porridges. Just mix 2 tablespoons of Holle porridge (any variety) and 2 teaspoons of Weaning Oil into the still hot vegetable puree - that's it!
Ingredients for a vegetable-potato-meat meal
90-100 g Vegetable (carrots, parsnip, zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli)
Cut the meat into small cubes and boil it in just a small amount of water until it is cooked. Clean the vegetable and peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes as well. Then, add the vegetables and potato to the meat and boil the mash until the vegetables and potato are soft. Puree the mash and add the fruit juice and oil to it.
Ingredients for a vegetable-grain-meat meal
90-100 g vegetable
Wash the vegetable and cut it into small cubes. Boil the vegetable in just a small amount of water until it is soft. Then add the grain flakes. Puree the mash and add water as required. Add some oil as well as the fruit juice to the pureed mash and then it is ready.
Ingredients for a vegetarian vegetable-potato-grain meal
90-100 g vegetable
The second porridge is usually a milk-grain porridge, which replaces an evening breastfeeding or bottle meal. This milk-grain porridge is prepared with the Holle Organic Porridges and milk with the addition of fruit juice that is rich in vitamin C. Breast milk, Holle infant formulas or fresh milk can be used as alternatives to milk.
Ingredients for preparation with Holle Organic Infant Follow-on Formula 2 / Holle Organic Goat Milk Formula 2
150 ml water
Ingredients for preparation as half-milk porridge
100 ml water
Ingredients for preparation with breast milk
130 ml breast milk
When prepared with breast milk, the phenomenon occurs that the milk-grain porridge often becomes liquid again after being left for a short time. Enzymes that are still intact are mainly responsible for this. If the porridge becomes liquid too soon, then prepare smaller portions.
As of approximately the 8th month, your baby is able to eat more chunky food. The vegetable porridge with grain is no longer pureed as much and the fruit porridge can contain somewhat coarser pieces of fruit. This change to the consistency of the food stimulates the baby to chew. He can now also be served the organic Junior Meals in Jars. Then, as of the 12th month and thereafter, you can slowly make the transition to general family food, naturally with less salt, spices and sweeteners.
Break two Holle Organic Baby Spelt Rusks into pieces and place them in a bowl. Boil 140ml water and pour evenly over the rusks. Leave to soak for a short time and mash with a fork.
Add around 100g freshly grated fruit or fruit jar, e.g. Pure Pear or Pure Apple & Banana to taste. To increase the amount of essential fatty acids and available vitamins, add 1 teaspoon Holle Organic Baby Weaning Oil. Leave to cool until ready to eat.