For 6 months
Try to avoid cerelac as it contains a lot of unwanted sugar and preservatives
Instead you can give home made versions which are more healthy and easily accessible
You can give purees initially like boiled apple puree, sweet potato puree, Banana puree etc. And then you can start with semi solids. Like mashing up the food slightly. You can give idli dosa, roti, cheela. Make small small pieces and introduce to the baby.
Baby will initially refuse but then will enjoy eating it on his own.
Focus on the quality like high nutritious food rather than quantity
Even two spoons of food would be enough at one point.
Try to keep offering every 2 hours.
Then baby will like it.
Do not force-feed at all.
For 4 years and 8 years
Whatever the rest of your family eats can be eaten by them too! You only need to take care to avoid as much salt in the food as possible
Dal is packed with protein which helps in muscle development. Dal curry can be eaten with rice or chapatti
It’s easy to feed as it contains the goodness of all the vegetables you add in it! For instance, carrot soup would be good for the eyes and potatoes contain fibre.
Paratha which is a regular food for the family that can easily be eaten by the baby too! The stuffing of vegetables or paneer makes it a balanced meal.
Over cooking the chicken to make it softer is a good idea for your toddler
Puri Bhajji, Watermelon Scoops, Khichdi, Cheese pieces, Barley Porridge
Besan ka Chilla, Bananaslices,Chappati and dal,Bread rolls, Paneer parantha
EggSandwich, Fried Apple rings, Curd rice,Ragi Laddu, Masoor dal kichdi with curd,
Caulifower parantha,Cucumber sticks,Rajma Rice,Banana Shake,Cereal with milk
Idli,Ragi dosa,Kadhi Chawal,Chicken curry rice, Steamed dosa
Chapatti with soya chunks curried, Halved grapes, Mixed Veg Kichdi, Apple shake, Chicken soup
Aloo parantha, Cereal with milk, French toast. Rice with egg curry, ,