Sitting at my writing desk and watching my little daughter play is a pure joy for me. Today she finally got the grip of climbing down the bed. And it was an achievement for her. I saw a triumph look on her face. She had been experimenting climbing down since last few days. These simple moments really make life beautiful. Now focusing back on writing, let’s talk about Pears.
Pears are one of the best sources of fiber which help prevent constipation. They also contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and copper. They are rich in antioxidants. They also help in decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Pears are gentle on little tummies, thus are good for babies who may be suffering from Reflux. They contain two types of sugars, glucose, and fructose.There is no need to peel a pear unless feeding one to a young infant. A pear’s skin is easily digestible. I had peeled pear skin first when I started feeding Kaavya at six months. After 7 months, I used it as it is without peeling the skin.
While shopping for pears, look of ones with smooth skin and gently yield to touch with pushed. If they are little hard to touch, then they can ripen at home. Avoid buying pear with soft spots, bruises or having any puncture marks. It’s always better to store pears in the coldest part of your refrigerator. If they are hard, you can ripen them in a fruit bowl on the countertop. To speed up the ripening process, they can be placed in a paper bag until they feel ripped.
- 2 slices of Pear
- 2 tablespoon Rice Cereal (Iron fortified)
- ½ cup Water
- Water or Formula or Breast Milk as needed
- Wash and peel the pear.
- Add water to the steamer and steam for approximately 8 mins.
- Once done let it cool for few mins.
- Run through the food processor and make a puree.
- Add both puree and cereal to the serving bowl along with formula/ breast milk/ water to achieve the required consistency.
This recipe can be prepared in a pot too if the steamer is not available. Add 1 cup water to the recipe instead of a ¼th cup.
I have used Green Anjou pear for this recipe.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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