Beet it Root

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Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? My weekend which was full of mixed emotions. We celebrated my husband’s birthday,  it was fun. Kaavya had fish (tilapia and lobster) for the first time. I was keeping on eye on her for any allergic reaction. But thankfully nothing happened. I was amazed the way was she eager to try new food. I really hope she continues to have such fondness for experimenting with new food later on too. On this note, I am sharing a recipe of two nutritious root vegetables. I have combined beetroot and carrot along with garlic and cinnamon powder. It is a meal full of nutrients essential for growing baby. I started giving beetroot to my daughter by the end of 7 months.

Beetroots are extremely nutritious for babies. They have a wonderful dark red- purplish color, which is attractive to little ones. They can be served as a finger food too. Beets are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, and fiber. Its greens too can be cooked like spinach. They are rich in fiber, which helps in preventing constipation in adult, as well as babies. So, when using for baby food, it’s a good idea to use in small quantity. Just as an add on the vegetable.

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When choosing beetroots for baby food, select ones which are fresh without any bruises. Its greens should be fresh while beet should be firm and have a rich dark red-purple color. For storing beets, cut the greens and store them in air-tight containers or zip locks in your refrigerator. Beets can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Beet it Root
 
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Cuisine: Baby food
Serves: 1
 
Nutritious Beets and Carrots in a meal.
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 small cubes of beetroot
  • ½ cup cut carrots
  • A dash of garlic powder
  • A dash of cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel and cut both the root vegetables.
  2. In a pot, add water along with beets, carrots, and spices. Cover them and let them cook till tender.
  3. Once done, mash or run it through a food processor.
  4. Serve.
Notes
You can steam or pressure cook these vegetables.
This puree can be mixed with any baby cereal and served.
While cutting beets, its color might set on your hands. You can get rid of it by rubbing some lemon juice or just washing thoroughly with soap.

Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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