A very simple puree combination for your little one which is extremely creamy and delicious. This can be offered from 6 months. After 7 months prefer to give this mashed instead of puree.
- Water/Formula milk/Breast milk-2 tbsp
1.Wash apple and pear well.
2.Peel and de seed and chop into pieces.
3.Remove the skin of banana and slice.
4.Add them to the blender and grind with water/milk.
5.Serve it immediately.
The colour depends on the variety of apple and banana you use.
I chose the golden pear which is yellow in colour and Indian apple which is soft.
You can also remove the black part of banana and blend.
Do not let this puree stay for a long time.
Adding water is optional.
I don’t prefer cooking fruits as I feel there might be a nutrient loss. You can however steam cook pear and apple gently if you wish.
You can offer this after 6 months after ensuring that your baby is not allergic to any of the above mentioned ingredients.
Always sterlise the bowls you use for baby.
Have a word with doctor before introducing any new food to baby.
FACTS ABOUT PEAR:
Pear is a fruit which has plenty of vitamins,anti oxidants ,dietary fiber and minerals. They come in many varieties and the classification is based on the land of cultivation. They come in various colours and textures. For babies it is okay to peel the skin but for adults and and kids it is recommended to be consumed with the skin. The dietary fibre present helps in curing constipation and it is low calorie fruit. It is a very light,easy to digest and least allergic fruit which is loaded with Vitamin C ,minerals like iron,copper,manganese,magnesium,ribofavin. This fruit in gut-friendly and also prevents from cancer.
HOW TO CHOOSE PEAR?:
Choose a firm and ripe pear. Pears ripe from inside to outside. hence when you thump the fruit,it should hardly yield to the thump. Do not buy a pear which is very soft and easily easily to your thump. It means the fruit in rotten. Refrigeration is not required for pears. If you wish to refrigerate ,do it after it get ripened. The fruit is ready to eat when it yields to a gentle thump.