Hello everyone. It has been a crazy week so far for me, and thankfully its about to get over (TGIF). I had mentioned about my daughter’s tummy problem sometime back and had posted few finger food ideas to include more fiber in your toddler’s diet. On those same lines, today I am sharing this recipe which includes just two main ingredients. But the taste and aroma is so good, that your little one will love it. I have cooked apple and dried figs together and added a bit of cinnamon powder for an extra burst of flavor. The natural sugars released from apple and figs, gives this recipe a yummy sweet taste. This makes it more appetizing for babies. This is one of my go-to recipes, when my daughter suffers from constipation. Even I love having this puree with a scoop of ice cream.
Dried figs are a good source of fiber. They are packed with potassium, iron and minerals, along with vitamins and antioxidants. Figs have been cultivated since ages in warm and semi- arid climates which is similar to the environment in which dates grow. Some of the varieties of figs available in market are Black mission, Kadota, Calimyrna and Brown turkey. I personally prefer dried black mission figs for baby food, as they are more sweeter and gives baby purees a sweet earthy taste. While shopping for dried figs, pick packets which are unbroken. Look for any mold or sour smell. Commercially grown figs at times can be treated with sulfites to extend their shelf life. To avoid babies and toddlers getting sulfites in their system, its better to go for Organic Dried Figs.
- 1 medium apple (red delicious, gala)
- 2 dried figs
- dash of cinnamon powder
- ½ cup water
- Wash and cut apple into pieces. Cut dried figs into pieces as well.
- In a pot add water, along with apple, dried figs and cinnamon powder.
- Cook till apple gets tender.
- Once done, let it cool down a bit and then give it a mash or run it through a food processor.
You can peel the apple, if you wish.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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