Few months back I was reading about introducing more variety of food groups to my daughter’s diet. That time I came across “Raisins” as an add on to any baby food. So, in today’s shared recipe, I have added raisins to apple and carrots then have given a hint of nutmeg to it. Raisins, apples and carrots are all high in nutritional value and can benefit your growing baby. I started giving my little one raisins around 9 months. Raisins are considered to be one of the chocking hazards, as babies are not able to chew in this tender age. So it is Extremely Important to give raisins in a form of puree Only.
Raisins are dried grapes. They can be a very nutritious addition to a baby’s diet. Raisins are high in potassium and iron. They are also rich in calcium and fiber. Hence adding little raisins to your baby’s food relive constipation. Other benefits include, maintaining bone health, cancer prevention and helps in absorption of other proteins, vitamins and minerals. When buying raisins for baby food, its better to go for organic ones. Raisins are dried grapes, and imported grapes appear on the Environmental Working Group’s list of the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ – which contain the 12 foods found most frequently to contain pesticide residues. Also organically produced raisins do not contain sulfites which are used to maintain raisins color. These can sometimes cause allergic reactions.
So, with little caution Raisins can be a wonderful addition to your baby’s diet.
- 1 sweet variety apple (red delicious or gala)
- 5 small carrot cubes
- 1 tablespoon black raisins
- dash of nutmeg powder
- ½ cup water
- Wash apple and carrot well and peel their skin. Cut them into small pieces.
- In a pot add water, apple, carrot and nutmeg powder.
- Cook till get tender.
- When they are about to get cooked, add raisins and cook till the raisins get plump.
- Once raisins get plump, and apple and carrot get tender, turn of the heat.
- Let it cool down for few minutes and then run through the food processor.
It is important to make a puree of raisins and then serve it to a baby. Babies at this age cannot chew raisins and they can be a potential choking hazard.
I haven't peeled the apple skin. You can keep it, if you wish.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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