With temperatures soaring up to 100*F, summer is already here in Phoenix. Desert climate make summers really brutal. Just a few minutes out in the sun becomes exhausting. In such hot days, cantaloupe when served cold, becomes very refreshing. I just love them. It is an excellent fruit to cool one’s body.
Cantaloupe has the lot of fruity goodness. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. For babies, they can become a wonderful breakfast solution. It’s better to introduce cantaloupe from 8 months or so, as melons are high in acidity, so they might cause rashes in some babies. When choosing this fruit, pick one which doesn’t have any soft spot or bruises. It should have a sweet smell and feel heavy, but not over fragrant which indicates it’s too ripe. If cantaloupe feels too hard and not ripe, leave it at room temperature for few days. Once the fruit is cut refrigerate it immediately. Being extra careful is very important while handling produce. We don’t want our kids to get sick, Right
- 6 to 7 small cubes of cantaloupe
- 1 tablespoon of oats cereal (Iron Fortified)
- Water or Formula or Breast Milk as needed
- Run the Cantaloupe cubes through the food processor and make a puree.
- Mix this puree with the oats cereal while adding water or formula or breast milk to achieve required consistency.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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