Introducing your baby to lots of different flavours will help prevent her from turning into a fussy eater. Not only does a varied diet encourage a healthy and adventurous attitude to food, it also means you\u2019re increasing the variety of nutrients in her meals. Babies need lots of calories to fuel their rapid growth, so be sure to include foods like cheese in her diet. Every month, Baby Ambrosia\u2019s chef Yeoh Leng Swee, stirs up some yummies for the little tummies with these great recipes. First Things First! \u00a0Before commencing cooking session: \tSterilise all utensils \tClean work bench \tWash hands with anti-bacterial soap \u00a0Freezing tips \tFreeze baby food in BPA-free ice cube trays immediately after cooking. Ice cube tray separates each cube, allowing air to pass, thus freezing food quicker. \tOnce frozen, remove baby food cubes and store in a sealable freezer bag. \tJot down food preparation date. \tVegetarian meals can be stored for about three months. Non-vegetarian meals can be stored for about two months. Baby\u2019s First Mac and Cheese \u201cCheese is a nutrient-dense food, good for your baby\u2019s growth. Use gluten-free pasta\/macaroni if baby is gluten-intolerant.\u201d SUITABLE FROM 12-24 months MAKES 3 portions \u00a0INGREDIENTS \u00bd cup small macaroni \u00bd cup chopped broccoli Cheese Sauce: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1\u00bd cup full cream milk (can be replaced with baby\u2019s formula or breast milk) 1 tablespoon multi-purpose flour \u00bd cup grated unsalted Cheddar cheese \u00a0 INSTRUCTIONS \tBoil macaroni in water until tender (follow instructions on package). \tSteam broccoli for three minutes or until tender. Set aside. \tPrepare cheese sauce. \tCombine macaroni, broccoli and cheese sauce to create a creamy mac and cheese. Cheese Sauce: \tPlace the butter in a small saucepan and melt it over medium heat. \tStir in the flour and continue to cook for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly until paste is smooth. \tAdd milk gradually and stir constantly. Cook for several minutes until the sauce thickens.\u00a0 Remove from fire. \tWhile hot, sprinkle cheese on the sauce and stir until melted. Pear, Beetroot and Lentil \u201cYummy treat with added texture for little gourmets!\u201d SUITABLE FROM 8 months MAKES 5 portions \u00a0 INGREDIENTS 2 medium size Bartlett pear; cored and skinned 1 cup organic red lentils; washed, soaked for one hour and drained 100g beetroot, cut to cubes 5 cups filtered, boiled water INSTRUCTIONS \tSteam beetroot for 30 minutes until tender. Pur\u00e9e and set aside. \tPlace lentils in a small sauce pan. Add 5 cups of water, cover and boil for 20 minutes on low heat until softened. Drain and set aside. \tPlace pear in a small sauce pan. Add 1 cup of water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat. Pur\u00e9e and set aside. \tCombine pear, lentils and beetroot. Sweet Potato & Broccoli Pur\u00e9e \u201cThis is a flavourful sweet combination for babies and makes a good lunch\/dinner. To keep nutrients locked in, steam broccoli rather than boil.\u201d SUITABLE FROM 6 months MAKES 4 portions \u00a0 INGREDIENTS 300g sweet potato; cut to cubes 2 florets broccoli INSTRUCTIONS \tSteam sweet potato for 20 minutes until tender. \tSteam broccoli for 5-6 minutes until tender. \tCombine sweet potato and broccoli and pur\u00e9e until smooth. \tAdd water from steamer (if using western-style steamer) or boiling water and continue to pur\u00e9e until smooth.