Today I woke up with a bad cold. That sore throat, burning eyes and general unwell feeling. I hate it. Especially when I am the only caretaker of my daughter after my husband leaves for work. In such times, I look for shortcuts. Getting just one or two ingredients together to make a meal is my easy way out. For these “Bad Cold” days, apple is one of the options, for the baby of course. Thankfully I had those in my refrigerator. Apples are my all time favorite, and my daughter’s too. I pick “Red Delicious Apples” from the store. They are sweeter than the other variety. In this recipe, I just cooked apple cubes for few minutes with little cardamom powder. The sweetness of apple and the flavor and aroma of cardamom made a big hit with my daughter.
The apple tree, which originally came from Eastern Europe and Southwestern Asia has spread to most temperate regions of the world. Historically, its consumption is seen in Egypt, Babylon, and China. Over the centuries, many hybrids and cultivars have been developed, giving us 7,500 varieties in the market today. That’s a lot of varieties I must say. They 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 as well as, are very light on digestion for babies. Beside these apples also cure stomach disorders, help in constipation, dysentery, cough and dental disorders.
- 1 medium red delicious apple
- Dash of cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup water
- Wash, peel and cut the apple into pieces.
- In a pot add water, apple pieces, and cardamom powder. Cover the pot and let cook.
- Once done, smash it and let it cool.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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