Apple is one of the first baby foods suggested universally.An apple a day definitely keeps doctor away and it is really a good habit to have an apple a day as such. Now that the use of preservatives/pesticides are more it is better to peel skin and then consume apple.Today’s post will explain in detail about making apple sauce or steaming cooking a fruit or vegetable. Continue reading “APPLE SAUCE/PUREE FOR BABIES-How to steam cook fruits/vegetables for baby food?”
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.
How did you like my ABC smoothie? I do make ABC juice,ABC soups often,hence gave a thought about ABC puree for babies. I shall soon post ABC juice and soups which I learnt from few friends. This is ideal for babies above 6 months after having tried apple,beet root and carrot individually. I am not for purees for babies. I feel babies can have mashed foods from 6 months at the worst by 8 months. And too many purees spoil them and they mix textures. This is the reason behind not having given many puree recipes in baby food although I found mommies too keen on puree recipes. ABC juice is a miracle drink and it recommended for cancer cure,heart diseases and perfect complexion. It supplements brain functioning and lung functioning. The combination of apple ,beet and carrot gives a long term health . The power of two vegetables and one fruit is like a super power. It gives you Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6,B3 C, E ,K, Folate, Niacin, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, beta-carotene and Manganese. No storing of this combo.Consume immediately after making. I make it with raw fruit and veggies. But here I suggest you to steam vegetables as it is for 6 m baby.
- Beet root-1/2(medium sized)
- Carrot-1(medium sized)
1.Wash all well.
2.Peel the skin of beet and carrot.
3.Grate them and steam cook.
4.When you are about to add everything to blender peel apple and grate.
5.Just blend them together and serve
Always consult your pediatrician before trying any new food.
Prefer this for afternoon time.
You can also just mash these together and offer your baby if you don’t prefer blending baby food(I hardly use blender for my baby).
Consider family history of allergy.
Use sterilzed bowls for baby.
I recommend you to go for puree with steamed veggies for 6 months old,move to mashed (steamed veggies) for 7 months to 9 months ,move to just mixing grated and steamed ingredients for 10 months and above one year just give it raw. This is just a suggestion.
The quantity and ratio depends on your taste.