Stage 3 baby food are baby foods introduced to a baby at the age of 9 months. In this article you will learn about easy and healthy meals for your baby that are up to 9 months and above.

Stage 3 baby food can include thicker mashed foods and purees that are more thick than before. They will still be soft but they are moving towards table foods and may include some finger foods.

Stage 3 baby food for finger foods may include foods such as soft avocado, mashed meatballs, rolled oats, rice, slightly mashed raspberries, and very soft scrambled eggs.

Stage 3 baby food will help expose your baby to a range of flavors and textures so your baby will have lots of opportunities to learn and develop their eating ability.

Stage 3 Baby Food
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Why You Should Introduce Stage 3 Baby Food For Your Baby

Introducing stage 3 baby foods for your baby will help your baby with more calories from a wider variety of sources. They help improve a healthy growth and developments for your baby. These meals provides essential minerals, and vitamins required for your baby.

 

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Stage 3 Baby Food You Should Try

Below are mouthwatering stage 3 baby foods you should try for your baby. You can as well mash other soft foods used in the feeding the family for your baby. Just give them foods that are soft that they can be squeeze in their fingers.

    • Apple oatmeal
    • Coconut chia pudding
    • Roasted sweet potato
    • Vegetarian lentil soup
    • Healthy meatballs, slightly mashed
    • Baked oatmeal cups
    • Butternut squash risotto
    • Slow cooker black bean soup
    • Instant pot butter chicken
    • Carrot cake oatmeal
    • 2 ingredient pancakes, diced into pieces
    • Alphabet soup
    • Spanish pesto pasta with peas
    • Soft beans
    • Cooked carrots
    • Salmon

Tips to Make Stage 3 Baby Foods

They are some tips you use to make stage 3 baby foods easier for you.

    • Do your best to offer your baby all foods, at times your baby might seems to like some particular foods more than the others but you don’t have to stop, just continue with all of them.
    • Give them different foods so as for them to have different variety of food experience and different food texture as well.
    • Notice when they are full and also when they are hungry as well.
    • You can allow your baby eat with their hands or you can as well as introduce them to using spoons as well. Just allow them explore their food and eat to satisfaction.
    • Don’t forget that your baby will still be dependent on your breastmilk or formula for their main nutritional needs until they get to 1 year of age. Solids are also needed for more nutrients like iron and the rest.
    • At stage 3 your baby might be eating 1-2 meals in a day. You can feed them more than 2 times in a day depending on your baby interest for food.

 

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients Needed for Stage 3 Baby Food

For Puree or Sauce

    • 2 tablespoons-1/4 cup of marinara sauce.
    • Pea puree, Pureed Red lentil soup, Sweet potato puree, and other baby puree of  your choice.

Meat or Grain

    • 1/4 cup of fully cooked brown rice, couscous, buckwheat, Pastina, quinoa, bulgur, wheat and other grains cooked according to package instructions.
    • Cooked turkey, ground beef, or chicken, even shredded beef or chicken.

Method of Preparation of Stage 3 Baby Foods

Step 1: Firstly cook your meat or grain to be very soft and well cooked.

Step 2: Choose either puree or sauce.

Step 3: Add both to a medium bowl and stir together then allow to cool and served when cooled. The baby can use a spoon or finger to eat.

How to Store Leftovers

Stage 3 baby foods leftovers can be stores in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for later use.

Other Baby Food to Try

    • Alphabet soup
    • Carrot cake oatmeal
    • Vegetarian lentil soup
    • Instant pot butter chicken
    • 2 ingredients pancakes
    • Apple oatmeal
    • Slow cooker black bean soup
    • Coconut chia pudding
    • Roasted sweet potato
    • Healthy meatballs
    • Spinach pesto pasta with peas
    • Butternut squash risotto

 

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Nutritional Estimate

Protein: 1g,  Sugar: 1g,  Calcium: 5mg,  Iron: 1mg,  Vitamin A:  9IU,  Calories: 67Kcal,  Saturated Fat:1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g,  Monounsaturated Fat: 1g,  Carbohydrates: 14g,  Sodium: 10mg,  Potassium: 52mg, Fiber: 1g

Vitamin C: 1mg

Finally

Stage 3 baby foods are well selected for your baby. They are healthy and very simple to make with simple ingredients. At 9 months you can start introducing stage 3 baby foods for your baby. These foods are packed with essential nutrients and minerals that will help your baby grow and develop well. Not forgetting that your baby still needs breastmilk or formula until they get to 1 year old.