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5 Best Baby Food Recipes For Weight Gain Under Three

5 Best Baby Food  Recipes For Weight Gain under three
Baby Under Three Eating food for Weight Gain

Raising a fussy eater is a challenging task. No mother wants to deal with their child's persistent nagging for unhealthy food or refusing to finish entire meals. But what should you do if your child is losing weight and growing weaker as a result of this habit? When they consistently say no to everything you offer them and insist on only junk food. How would you deal with unhealthy baby food habits?

No mother would deliberately deprive their child, however, you also wouldn't want your child to consume junk food. To end this dilemma, we have gathered excellent baby food recipes for weight gain to help mothers get out of this bind and to ease the frustration that their child isn't eating enough and losing weight. These baby food recipes are not only delicious and nutritional but will also assist your kid in healthy weight gain under three and make them chubby. You can check more puree recipes here: Healthy Baby Puree Recipes

What Baby Foods Help In Weight Gain?

Foods rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats are the best options to gain baby weight. Consuming natural carbs and fatty foods like potatoes, nuts, rice, fatty fish, or cheese are all proven beneficial when trying to gain weight and make your baby chubby and happy.

Below we have listed the 5 best baby food recipes for weight gain under three to ease your dilemma of feeding healthy food to your baby.

1. Milk

Baby Drinking Milk for Weight Gain
Healthy Baby Drinking Milk

For babies below six months of age, when they are not able to consume any sort of solids, breast milk is the best bet. Breast milk has all the necessary nutrients and vitamins that a child needs to grow and develop healthily. If you are feeding your baby sufficiently then only breast milk will be enough to make your child healthy and a bit chubby. If for any reason you are not able to breastfeed your child there are various formula milk readily available that offer similar nutrient value and are an excellent choice to help with weight gain in babies. Alternatively, you can look for organic dairy milk as well. Ultimately, you’ll have to figure out what suits your baby or consult with the paediatrician and stick with it.

2. Vegetable Purees

Vegetable Puree for Baby Weight Gain
Vegetable Puree for Baby Weight Gain

Vegetable purees are an excellent first food for your baby's weight gain when they are just starting solids. Numerous vegetables possess a great source of carbohydrates, potassium, and fibre. All these nutrients help in weight gain in babies. Purees are the easiest and the best method to make your child consume vegetables at a young age.

To make vegetable purees you can use pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, and green peas which are easily available in Pakistan.

Broccoli or avocado can also be used if available. All these vegetables are packed with healthy fats and carbohydrates.

They can be pureed easily and are luscious in taste too. Moreover, you can give these vegetable purees to your child once they have reached the age of six months to eight or nine months.

3. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes for Healthy Baby Weight Gain
Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are not just a delectable side dish but are also one of the best baby food recipes for weight gain under three. With a side of boiled peas or sweetcorn, your little one would love having them on every weekend.

Remember, While making mashed potatoes look for potatoes that do not have sprouts growing on them and are hard since soft potatoes are not very healthy. Always cook the potatoes until completely tender and make sure that you mash them smoothly and that they have no lumps.

Alternatively, you can add milk or cream to make them more delicious and fatty. Just make sure that you do not feed a lot of them and serve only in small portions since potatoes are high in starch otherwise it may get difficult for your baby to digest easily.

4. Kheer / Rice Pudding

Kheer recipe for baby healthy weight gain
Kheer or Rice Pudding

Rice is high in starch, carbohydrates, and potassium. On the other hand, milk is an excellent source of calcium and healthy fats. These combined will make a delicious rice pudding for your little one that both your baby and their little tummy will enjoy. While making rice pudding or kheer for your baby consider using honey or jaggery (Gurr) instead of processed white sugar. If you aim to increase the weight of your baby you can also add a bit of fresh cream while cooking. This will make the kheer or pudding more flavorful and ideal for weight gain. A very easy and simple rice pudding/kheer recipe is served your way below that your kid will wholeheartedly enjoy.


  • Rice - 50 gram

  • Whole milk - 500 ml

  • Fresh Table Cream(optional) - 2 tbsp

  • Honey - 1 & ½ tbsp

  • Vanilla essence - ½ tsp


  1. In a saucepan boil milk and add your desired sweetener.

  2. Add rice, vanilla essence, and cream.

  3. Cook for 30 to 35 mins and stir occasionally until achieved desired creamy consistency.

  4. Once done, dish out and serve with chopped or powdered dry fruits.

5. Protein Soups

Protein soup for babies
Protein Soup

Soups or broths are one of the healthiest and heartiest meals of all time for your baby. You may have heard of soups as diet food or something that’ll help you lose weight. But there are various kinds of soups that weight gain.

For instance, mixed vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, beef broth, or lentil soup. All these are pretty good examples of meal recipes that will subsequently aid in weight gain in babies. All these soups are packed with proteins, carbs, healthy fats, and fibres. Soups are the ultimate comfort foods that will make your baby feel full and warm. Adding proteins like egg, chicken, or lentils will increase the nutritional value of soup, and your baby will enjoy their meals too. This recipe for a fun chicken noodle soup will be your little one’s next favourite meal and will end all your worries about feeding your baby sufficiently. A bowl filled with enticing flavours that will not only help your baby gain weight but will warm the soul with a scrumptious taste as well.


  • Noodles - 1 cup

  • Chicken - 500 grams

  • Water - 3 cups

  • Onion chopped - 1 small

  • Carrots cubed - 1

  • Garlic chopped - 4 to 5 cloves

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Black pepper - 1 tsp

  • Mixed herbs - ½ tsp


  1. In a pot, add one tbsp of oil and saute garlic, onion, and carrots together.

  2. Then, add water with a tsp of salt and bring it to a boil.

  3. Add chicken and let it cook. Remove the skim occasionally.

  4. Once the chicken is cooked take it out and let it cool down.

  5. In the chicken broth, boil your noodles until cooked.

  6. Then shred the chicken and add in the broth.

  7. Add black pepper, herbs, and more salt if needed, and let it simmer for 5 mins.

  8. Serve warm with breadsticks.


Keeping your baby's likes and dislikes in check while feeding them balanced and nutritious meals is a difficulty that practically every mother faces. To keep your youngster from becoming weak due to a lack of nutrition, prepare healthy meals that are also appetizing. This way, your child will enjoy their food, finish it, and gain a healthy weight. We have listed the 5 best baby food recipes for weight gain under the three above. If you have some new recipes on your list, comment below and we'll be happy to add them.

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