Officially the “Fall” has begun. And we have stepped into the beautiful season of ‘Autumn’. Though in Phoenix AZ, there is nothing like fall yet. It’s still hot, as good as summer. But when you go out in the stores, then one can feel the fresh breath of this season. They all are scented with cinnamon, apple and all the other aromas of a fall season. That reminds me of the upcoming chill in the air and the holiday season. I love this time of the year and look forward to it. Grocery stores too are filled with fall goodies. There are a lot of varieties available these days and we can use this opportunity to introduce something new to our baby’s diet.
In today’s recipe, I have combined sweet potato with apple and added some cinnamon powder to it. It is a comforting and a healthy meal for our budding eaters. They both are an excellent starter food for babies. Sweet potatoes are filled with beta-carotene which is essential for normal growth and development, the function of immune system and vision. They have various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, they help in maintaining normal blood sugar level. Apples too are a great source of vitamin C and fiber. They have various antioxidant, anti-cancer, cardiovascular and other beneficial properties. They are considered as the easiest food for little tummies, as they are very light for digestion. Cinnamon has its own share of benefits too. It is an excellent source of manganese, fiber, and calcium. It also controls blood sugar level. Just a smell of cinnamon boost’s brain function.
So with all the information in place, let’s start this fall season with feeding nutritious recipes to our little babies.
- 4 small sweet potato pieces
- ½ red delicious apple.
- ½ cup water.
- A dash of cinnamon powder
- Wash, peel and cut sweet potato and apple into pieces.
- In a pot add water, sweet potato, apple and cinnamon powder.
- Cook till apple and sweet potato gets tender.
- Once cooked, run it through a food processor and make a puree.
If using a baby cereal, achieve the required consistency by adding water/breast milk/formula if it gets too thick.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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