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9 Best Stage 3 Baby Food Recipes and Tips (Easy + Delicious)

Are you a Mother and worried about what to feed your baby at stage 3?

No worries! These 9 best stage 3 baby food recipes and tips will ease your load as they're completely homemade, delicious, and easy to prepare.


9 best stage 3 baby food recipes and tips
Baby Enjoying Scrumptious Food

Your baby's appetite grows at the same rate as they do. You must offer them solid food

in addition to their daily milk intake. It is crucial for their healthy growth and early brain development.


In the third stage, your baby prepares to enjoy all of the scrumptious table meals. You can introduce regular easy and delicious foods into their diet in tiny portions and help them to try different flavors.


Why Stage 3 Baby Food Recipes?

Stage three is one of the nicest baby feeding stages since you are no longer fighting with your baby at every meal. While they are seated in their high chair, you can serve them finger meals or items that they can easily consume on their own.


We've prepared a list of 9 best stage 3 baby food recipes and tips below.

All of these baby food recipes are simple and quick to prepare, requiring few ingredients and little time in the kitchen.

  1. Scrambled Eggs with Peas

  2. Cheese Pasta

  3. Homemade Chicken Kebabs

  4. Boiled Eggs with Cucumber Slices

  5. French Toasts with Carrot Sticks

  6. Rice Pudding or Kheer

  7. Daal Chawal

  8. Yogurt with Chopped Fruits

  9. Chicken with Rice

1. Scrambled Eggs with Peas


Scrambled eggs and peas for 3rd stage baby food
Cooking Scrambled Eggs and Peas

Ingredients:

  • Eggs - 2

  • Salt - to taste

  • Black Pepper - to taste

  • Butter - 2 tbsp

  • Boiled Peas

  • Seasoning

Directions:

  1. In a pan, add 2 tbsp of butter.

  2. Beat one or two eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Add the beaten egg to the heated pan.

  4. With the help of a spatula scramble the eggs until fully done.

  5. In another pot, boil peas until soft.

  6. Once boiled, dish them out and add your choice of light seasoning to them.

  7. Serve the scrambled eggs along with seasoned peas and let your child eat with their own hands.

2. Cheese Pasta


Baby food recipe for 3rd stage
Cheese Pasta for Baby Food

Ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice

  • Milk

  • Cheddar Cheese

  • Salt

  • Black Pepper

  • Garlic powder

Directions:

  1. In a pot, add 1 and ½ cups of milk and bring it to a boil.

  2. Add any shape of pasta, ½ cup, and let it cook in the milk.

  3. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

  4. Add an adequate amount of cheese.

  5. Cook until milk is reduced and creamy consistency is achieved.

3. Homemade Chicken Kebabs


Chicken kebab recipe for 3rd stage baby
Chicken Kebab

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken Cubes - 250 grams

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Bread slices - 1 (soaked)

  • Black pepper - ½ tsp

  • Paprika powder - ⅓ tsp

  • Ginger garlic paste -½ tsp

  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add chicken cubes, soaked bread pieces, ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves, and all the above spices.

  2. Chop them until everything is combined well and a smooth paste is formed.

  3. Grease your hands with oil and make small kebabs of the chicken mixture.

  4. You can shallow fry them or freeze them for later use.


4. Boiled Eggs with Cucumber Slices


boiled eggs recipe for 3rd stage babies
Boiled eggs served with cucumber

Ingredients:

  • Eggs - 2 medium

  • Salt - to taste

  • Black Pepper - to taste

  • Cucumber - 1

  • Seasoning - to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil two medium size eggs until fully cooked, approx 15 mins.

  2. Peel the boiled eggs and cut them into slices.

  3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  4. Wash and peel cucumbers.

  5. Cut them into slices and season slightly.

  6. Serve the cucumbers with eggs.

5. French Toast with Carrot Sticks


French toast recipes for stage 3 babies
French Toast with Carrot Sticks

Ingredients:

  • Bread Slices - 2

  • Milk - ¼ cup

  • Eggs - 1

  • Sugar - 1 tsp

  • Vanilla Extract - 2 drops

  • Carrot - 1

  • Seasoning of your choice - as required

Directions:

  1. Take bread slices and cut them in half.

  2. In a bowl, beat one egg, ¼ cup of milk, vanilla, and sugar.

  3. Dip the sliced bread in the egg batter.

  4. Shallow fry for a minute or two.

  5. Next, peel and cut carrots into slices.

  6. Steam them for 2 to 3 mins and then season them slightly.

  7. Serve the carrot sticks with french toast.

6. Rice Pudding or Kheer


Rice Pudding recipe for 3rd stage babies
Rice Pudding / Kheer

Ingredients:

  • Rice (washed and soaked) - 5 tbsp

  • Milk - ½ cup

  • Sugar - 1 tbsp

  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

  • Cream - 1 tbsp

  • Vanilla Essence - 2 drops

Directions:

  1. In a pot, add milk and bring it to a boil.

  2. Cook the rice with sugar, vanilla, cardamom, and a tbsp of fresh cream.

  3. Once the rice is cooked perfectly and a creamy consistency is achieved, take it from the stove.

  4. Dish out in a bowl and chill for 2 hours.

  5. Serve once thickened and chilled.


7. Daal Chawal


3rd stage recipe for babies
Daal Chawal recipe for babies

Ingredients:

  • Rice (washed and soaked) - ½ cup

  • Salt - to taste

  • Water - as required

  • Lentils - ½ cup

  • Turmeric Powder - as required

  • Red chili powder - to taste

  • Tomatoes (peeled and chopped) - 1 small

  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

Directions:

  1. In a pot, add an adequate amount of water and salt.

  2. Could you bring it to a boil and add soaked rice?

  3. Once the rice is done, strain it and set it aside.

  4. In another pot, add water and pre-soaked lentils and cook together.

  5. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, and tomatoes.

  6. Once the lentils are cooked and tender, blend them with the help of a hand blender.

  7. On your baby’s plate add cooked rice and lentils and mash them slightly with a spoon before serving.


8. Yogurt with Chopped Fruits


yogurt recipe for 3rd stage babies
Yogurt with Chopped Fruits

Ingredients:

  • Yogurt

  • Honey

  • Mangoes cubed

  • Strawberries cubed

  • Dates chopped

Directions:

  1. Take fresh yogurt in a bowl.

  2. Add honey and your choice of chopped fruits in it.

  3. Top it with some chopped dates and mix well.

9. Chicken with Rice


Chicken rice recipe for 3rd stage babies
Chicken Rice

Ingredients:

  • Boneless chicken breasts - 250 gram

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Paprika powder - ⅓ tsp

  • Garlic powder - ⅓ tsp

  • Black pepper - ½ tsp

  • Lemon juice - ½ tsp

  • Cumin powder - ⅓ tsp

  • Coriander powder - ⅓ tsp

  • Olive oil - 1 tsp

Directions:

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with all the above spices and set aside for at least half an hour.

  2. In a pan, add a tbsp of butter or oil and shallow fry it until done.

  3. Alternatively, you can bake, steam, or even grill the marinated chicken.

  4. Once the chicken is done shred it or cut them into pieces.

  5. Serve with boiled rice or any leftover rice.

Note: Adjust the spices according to taste and baby’s liking. Do not serve very big chunks of chicken.


Tips For Your Stage 3 Baby’s Diet


Although stage 3 baby food recipes are easier since they are usually your regular meals but there are some things that you must keep in mind.

  1. Every child begins each stage at their own pace. If you are noticing an increased hunger or your baby does not like the usual purees or if they aren’t adequate anymore, it's time for stage 3 recipes.

  2. When your baby begins stage 3, try not to feed very big or hard bites. Additionally, notice when your baby feels full and immediately stop feeding.

  3. When making baby foods try to lower the spice level, and add a very minimal amount of salt.

  4. Try to prepare your baby’s meals using all food groups so they can develop their taste and experience different flavors. Additionally, they will get all kinds of vital nutrients for their growth.

  5. Offer foods that have higher nutritional value and that will make your baby healthy and active. Avoid artificial flavors and preservative foods as much as you can.

  6. Avoid packaged foods and meals that are hard to digest. Additionally, make sure that everything is cooked perfectly and is not undercooked especially meat and poultry.

  7. Give your child finger foods or meals that they can eat themselves. Your baby's tiny hands can easily grab foods like carrot sticks, scrambled eggs, pasta, or chicken kebabs. This way your child will enjoy their meals more.

  8. If serving rice or whole grains, ensure they are tender and mash them slightly before serving.

Take Away


Choosing healthy and delicious food for your babies is so essential as its the parameter for their development and better growth. You must choose the perfect food for your babies according to their stages. Above we have listed 9 best stage 3 baby food recipes and tips for your to decide what your baby will have in the next meal. If you're a mother and have some delicious, homemade recipes in your notebook, Comment down and we'll be happy to add them!

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