I am a fruit addict and thankfully I am able to pass that joy of eating fruits to my daughter too. Today she loves all kind of fruits. She happily eats ones, which are sour or tart as well. Fruits are one of the healthiest option for babies. In this recipe I have combined, apple and pineapple together and added some cinnamon to it. Its delicious aroma filled my kitchen while it got cooked, and taste of course, me and my daughter couldn’t resists.
Pineapples are the wonderful juicy mixture of sweet and tart flavors. The are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They have anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties, as well as protect the immune system. Pineapples can be introduced to babies, as early as 8 months, but I had started giving my daughter this delicious fruit after 10 months. While introducing pineapples, always start with just one little piece cooked and pureed. Do not give them raw and cut pineapples. Even small pieces, as babies might get chocked. After introduction, look for any obvious signs of reactions. For babies who are sensitive to new foods, its better to hold it till “First Birthday”. Once babies get adjusted to this fruit, it is a very nutritious addition to a baby’s diet.
- 1 small red delicious apple
- 2 to 3 small pineapple cubes (frozen)
- Dash of cinnamon powder
- ½ cup water
- Wash and cut apple into pieces.
- In a pot add water, apple, pineapple and cinnamon powder.
- Cook till fruits get tender.
- Once done, mash or run through food processor.
You can use fresh pineapple too.
For babies, its better to serve pineapple cooked then raw, to reduce its tartness. Once they are past their 1st birthday, it can be served raw and as finger food.
Do not mix raw pineapple with milk or milk products. It will spoil the milk and pineapple will become bitter.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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