Success #1 – Apple Puree
The Goodness of Apples:
“An Apple a Day” as the old saying goes is indeed true. Apples are truly a wonder fruit being easy to digest and unlikely to cause allergies. One of the most important nutritional components of Apples is the insoluble fiber and soluble fiber which maintain bowel regularity.
When can I introduce Apple Baby Food Recipes to my baby?
Apples are a great choice for an infant’s first food. They are easy to prepare, easy to digest and are full of nutrients. Apples are also very versatile and may be added to almost any baby recipes. You can mix apples with cereals, veggie purees or use them in teething biscuits. Apples are also great when frozen and used as a teething reliever.
Foods Good to Mix With Apples:
Cereals – Rice, Oatmeal, Barley and Mixed Grain
Fruits – Bananas, Avocado, Pears
Vegetables – Sweet Potatoes,Carrots, Summer Squash, Zucchini
Meat – Chicken or Beef
Others – Yoghurt
How to Prepare Apple:
1. Core apple and leave peel on
2. Chop into small pieces
3. Steam for 5-10 mins until very soft
4. Mash or puree as needed for your baby’s preference
Dana’s Rating: “I-am-ok-with-it“
Mummy’s Comment: Some apples can be sour after pureeing. Do a taste-test before feeding baby.
Success #2 – Papaya Mash
The Goodness of Papaya:
Papayas are a very nutritious fruit. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that breaks down protein and so boosts the digestion. They contain high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and even Vitamin E! Papayas are also high in soluble fibre which is important for normal bowel function.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
*Also contains trace amounts of iron, zinc, manganese and copper.
When to introduce Papaya to Your Baby:
Many parents offer their infants papaya as a later first food. Papaya is most often introduced to babies between 7-8 months of age.
How to Prepare Papaya:
1. Peel and de-seed a fully ripened papaya
2. Scrap, mash or puree the flesh till smooth
Dana’s Rating: “Tastes nice with my Frisocrem cereal“
Mummy’s Comment: Gives Dana loose stools.