8-month food chart to building the immunity of your little one

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The date of eight is always great! The journey continues and your little one continues to grow, both as a part of your heart and as a part of your life. They say positivity is great for staying fit and healthy and we’re sure your little one has brought nothing but positivity into your life! Fit and healthy however also apply to your baby. As they grow and explore more of the world around them, their immunity is something you need to increasingly take into account. Scroll down to read about the 8-month food chart.

Immunity has come into the spotlight in recent times as a result of people realizing the prevalent unhealthiness in most things around them. Be it the air we breathe, the milk we drink, or the food we eat, all of these often have undesirable pollutants and contaminants in them. Avoiding these can often be very expensive, very hard, or a mix of both. This paradigm has been further exacerbated with the outbreak of coronavirus, because of which it is now imperative for our babies to have a strong immunity to defend against any germs, bacteria, or viral infections.

So what is the way forward you might ask? The way forward is by going back to basics and using simple home ingredients to make simple recipes that pack a healthy punch. They’re not wrong when they say that our grandparents had stronger immunity because they ate healthier! This is very true, past generations used the power of simple superfoods like nuts, herbs, natural sugars, and healthy grains like ragi to get the nutrition they needed.

 

 

We still, however, have to keep in mind that at 8 months, our babies and their tummies are still small and sensitive. Fortunately, the goodness of natural grains like ragi extends to the fact that it is easy to digest and is a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals for your baby. Ragi is a versatile staple food that you can continue to use to make a different recipe as your baby grows.

 

A great way to tick these boxes and make sure your baby is getting the right amounts of the nutrients they need is to use a baby food chart. These are simple and easy to follow. Check out our 8-month baby food chart here:

8 month baby food chart building immunity

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WEEK 1

FIRST DAY

Breakfast: Homemade Rice Cereal
Mid-Morning Snack: Dates and banana puree
Lunch: Pongal
Evening Snack: Fruit puree
Dinner: Ragi apple cereal

SECOND DAY

Breakfast: Plain pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Moong dal khichri
Evening Snack: Mashed kiwi
Dinner: Thick tomato beans soup

THIRD DAY

Breakfast: Steamed Ragi dosa
Mid-Morning Snack: Stewed apple
Lunch: Vegetable Dalia
Evening Snack: Baked potato wedges
Dinner: Barley porridge

FOURTH DAY

Breakfast: Pureed carrot idli
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Chickpea mash with vegetables
Evening Snack: Mashed cherries
Dinner: Banana Dalia

FIFTH DAY

Breakfast: Bottle gourd kheer
Mid-Morning Snack: Boiled eggs/blueberry smoothie
Lunch: Pongal
Evening Snack: Mango puree
Dinner: Suji banana halwa

SIXTH DAY

Breakfast: Suji kheer
Mid-Morning Snack: Apple carrot soup
Lunch: Mashed rice with vegetable soup
Evening Snack: Green pea soup
Dinner: Pongal

SEVENTH DAY

Breakfast: Banana pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Ragi teething biscuits
Lunch: Tomato and pumpkin khichri
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Steamed Ragi dosa

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WEEK 2

FIRST DAY

Breakfast: Apple pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Vegetable soup
Lunch: Spinach khichri
Evening Snack: Breadsticks
Dinner: Steamed dosa

SECOND DAY

Breakfast: Oats kheer
Mid-Morning Snack: Apple yogurt
Lunch: Masala onion Pongal
Evening Snack: Mango puree
Dinner: Vegetable dalia

THIRD DAY

Breakfast: Ragi porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Cheese and tomatoes
Lunch: Vegetable ghee rice
Evening Snack: Fruit puree
Dinner: Wheat porridge

FOURTH DAY

Breakfast: Oats banana porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Crumbled paneer
Lunch: Pumpkin khichri
Evening Snack: Ragi banana halwa
Dinner: Sabudana

FIFTH DAY

Breakfast: Apple pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Plain yogurt
Lunch: Steamed green beans
Evening Snack: Ragi teething biscuits
Dinner: Idli (here is how to make idlis using Slurrp Farm dosa mix)

SIXTH DAY

Breakfast: Tofu meal
Mid-Morning Snack: Beetroot halwa
Lunch: Vegetable khichri
Evening Snack: Strawberry banana smoothie
Dinner: Moong dal cheela

SEVENTH DAY

Breakfast: Fruits porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Scrambled eggs/scrambled paneer
Lunch: Plain ghee rice
Evening Snack: Carrot kheer
Dinner: Wheat almond porridge

8 month baby food chart
 
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WEEK 3

FIRST DAY

Breakfast: Apple oats porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Vegetable soup
Lunch: Tomato onion khichri
Evening Snack: Ragi laddu
Dinner: Mashed ghee roti

SECOND DAY

Breakfast: Banana pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Cheese slice
Lunch: Pongal
Evening Snack: Fruit puree
Dinner: Steamed dosa

THIRD DAY

Breakfast: Pureed beetroot idli
Mid-Morning Snack: Banana fritters
Lunch: Cauliflower khichri
Evening Snack: Fruit custard
Dinner: Thick masoor dal

FOURTH DAY

Breakfast: Ragi sheera
Mid-Morning Snack: Mixed fruit yogurt
Lunch: Spinach khichri
Evening Snack: A cereal snack bar
Dinner: Barley porridge

FIFTH DAY

Breakfast: Steamed Ragi dosa
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Rice and yogurt
Evening Snack: Mashed banana and papaya
Dinner: Plain khichri

SIXTH DAY

Breakfast: Ragi porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Mixed fruit mash
Lunch: Bottle gourd khichri
Evening Snack: Coconut water
Dinner: Green gram dal

SEVENTH DAY

Breakfast: Fruits porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Tofu meal
Lunch: Pongal
Evening Snack: Mango banana smoothie
Dinner: Suji porridge

8 month food chart for building immunity
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WEEK 4

FIRST DAY

Breakfast: Banana pancake
Mid-Morning Snack: Coconut water
Lunch: Ragi dosa
Evening Snack: Pear cinnamon puree
Dinner: Wheat almond porridge

SECOND DAY

Breakfast: Ragi dosa
Mid-Morning Snack: Mixed fruit yogurt
Lunch: Moong dal and rice
Evening Snack: Carrot kheer
Dinner: Masala Pongal

THIRD DAY

Breakfast: Poha
Mid-Morning Snack: Mashed fruits
Lunch: Pongal
Evening Snack: Samai kheer  
Dinner: Homemade rice cereal

FOURTH DAY

Breakfast: Vegetable idli
Mid-Morning Snack: Apple banana halwa
Lunch: Pumpkin khichri
Evening Snack: Dry fruit laddu
Dinner: Vegetable khichri

FIFTH DAY

Breakfast: Fruits porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Cheese breadsticks
Lunch: Sweet Pongal
Evening Snack: Blueberry smoothie
Dinner: Spinach soup

SIXTH DAY

Breakfast: Fruits porridge
Mid-Morning Snack: Dates banana porridge
Lunch: Curd rice
Evening Snack: Apple banana puree
Dinner: Urad dal

SEVENTH DAY

Breakfast: Ragi cake
Mid-Morning Snack: Mango yogurt
Lunch: Tomato khichri
Evening Snack: Bottle gourd kheer
Dinner: Poha

 8 month food chart

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Disclaimer:

1. Make sure to follow the 3-day rule. Note down the new ingredients introduced in the baby’s diet to look out for any allergic reactions

2. It is common for babies to reject unfamiliar foods, as they wean. Be patient and keep offering a variety of foods. Do not worry, this is perfectly normal

3. Please remember that some foods can irritate your baby's digestive system. Avoid highly spicy or greasy foods. Also, avoid foods that could easily cause choking

4. If your baby has several episodes of vomiting after trying new food, has diarrhea, develops a rash, or swelling of the lips or eyes, he or she may be having an allergic reaction. Stop the feeding and call your pediatrician.

8 month food chart - Jaggery

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