Satisfying a little tummy is a tough job. So with my ongoing quest to make a meal that’s interesting, nutritious and flavorful for my daughter, I thought of working with fruits for a change. I used frozen peaches and mangoes and created this meal rich with antioxidants. I just cooked these two fruits for few minutes till they became soft. Then I added some cardamom powder. The aroma of cardamom made this dish smell wonderful along with mango and peach. It was little sour to taste, though, but I felt it was a good idea to expose my little one to different sensations of taste.
Mangoes and Peaches are both highly nutritious fruits. They both are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Besides a mango also contain vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and beta-carotene. Mangoes are usually not suggested as babies first food as there is a risk of allergies and rashes, but they can be introduced in later months. I started giving my daughter mangoes around 7 to 8 months. Ripe mangoes don’t need to be cooked, as they are soft and can easily be chewed and are digestible. Since I have used frozen mangoes in this recipe, I have cooked them. Pick mangoes which are tough yet soft to touch and have a strong sweet smell, which tells that they are ready to chow down. Keep unripe mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature to ripen. Peaches, on the other hand, have a diuretic and natural laxative properties. They are usually recommended around 6 months. They help in preventing cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. Look for peaches that are firm and has a fuzzy skin without any blemishes. And always store these juicy fruits at room temperature.
- 3 to 4 slices of frozen peach
- Handful of frozen mangoes
- Dash of cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup water
- Add water to a pot along with frozen peach slices and frozen mangoes.
- Cook till they get soft. Then add cardamom powder
- Once then get soft, smash or run through a food processor.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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