Hello, everyone..!! It has been a crazy start, of this week for me. But thankfully, things have settled and now I am back to writing. Today I am sharing a recipe in which I have combined apples and strawberries together, and then added a bit of cinnamon powder to it. It turned out to be a comforting meal for my daughter. Red juicy apples and fresh strawberries are a wonderful and nutritious combination that can be served to a baby.
Apples are a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Apples, help in regulating blood sugar. They have various antioxidant, anti-cancer, cardiovascular and other beneficial properties. They are considered as the easiest food for little tummies, as they are very light for digestion.
Strawberries can be introduced to babies as early as 6 months, but there are chances that some babies might have the allergic reaction to them, so use caution. I introduced my baby to strawberries at 8 months. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties and cardiovascular benefits. They also help in controlling blood sugar level.
Strawberry is highly perishable fruit, so it needs to be used as soon as possible. Select ones which are plump, firm and free from mold. They should be shiny and have a deep red color with attached green cap. Since strawberries don’t ripen after they are picked so avoid those which are yellow or have a green color, as they would be sour. Strawberries come under one of the “Dirty Dozens”. They are the most contaminated fruits with pesticides. When buying for a baby, it’s advisable to buy it organic.
- 1 red delicious apple
- 2 fresh or frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup water
- A dash of cinnamon powder
- Wash and cut apples into cubes. Wash and cut strawberries into tiny pieces.
- In a pot, add water, apple pieces, and cinnamon powder.
- Cover and cook till they get tender.
- Once done, mash them or run them through a food processor.
- Before serving add cut strawberry pieces.
- Mix and Serve.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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