Tummy troubles are a part of growing up pains in babies. Constipation can be one of the uncomfortable experience for the baby. My daughter used to suffer from sever constipation and it was really pain full for me to see her in discomfort. So I came up with few recipes which helped her ‘Go’ easily. I started with giving her high fiber foods.
Today, I am sharing a recipe which has Dried Prunes in it. I have cooked apples and dried prunes together and added little bit of cardamom powder and cinnamon powder to it, just as aromatics. This can be a good option, if your baby has a hard time going.
Dried Prunes are one of the variety of plums, which is smaller than the ones which are eaten fresh. They are a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C and are also rich in beta carotene. Transitioning to solid foods, can at times cause stress on developing digestive system, which can lead to constipation. Since prunes are high in fiber, they can relive this stress and help baby go without any discomfort. Dried prunes are at times treated with sulfites, so try to buy ones which are natural and those which are labeled organic. Especially, when you are using them for baby food.
Making your own Prune Puree is easy too. Just add dried prunes to warm water, and let them plum. Then run them through a food processor. This puree can be frozen and can be added to other purees whenever needed.
- 2 dried prunes
- 1 red delicious apple
- dash of cinnamon powder
- pinch of cardamom powder
- ¼ cup water
- Wash, core, peel and cut apple into pieces. Cut dried prunes into pieces. Get rid of the pit, if any.
- In a pot add water, along with apple, add dried prunes pieces, cinnamon powder and cardamom powder.
- Cover and cook till apples are well done.
- Once cooked, let it cool down and then run it through a food processor.
You can mix some baby cereal (rice, oats, wholegrain), if the puree get too watery.
And if it gets too thick, thin it with water/ formula/ breastmilk. To achieve the desired consistency.
Serve this puree cold, for better flavor.
This puree is on a sour side, so you can add any sweet fruit to it to make it more appealing to your baby. For eg, Banana
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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