Filled with freshest January fruits. This Apple Pear Puree is a delicious meal for babies six months and above.
Hello everyone. January is here, so is the freshest of January produce. Today I am sharing with you all a basic starter puree for your little ones.
I remember, when I started cooking for my daughter, I had no clue what to make. I took an easy way out. Bought some store-bought baby food jars.
It wasn’t long that my daughter sternly said- No, mom, I don’t like this. She refused to eat the jar foods. She was more interested in what I was eating.
Making Baby Food Recipes
I switched to making some essential recipes. I started with steamed fruits. But still, there was no luck. I remember thinking to myself, what is missing?
I was eating cinnamon waffles. And my 6-month-old was looking at me and was trying to get to my plate. The smell of cinnamon and waffles was enticing to my little girl.
Adding Herbs And Spices To Baby Food
I started adding some herbs and spices to her stage 1 purees. It worked like magic. She loved what she ate.
My point here is, babies are more receptive to new foods when food has a flavorful aroma to it as well. At least, this is what my daughter taught me.
Today my daughter snacks on carrots, cucumber, sweet peas, etc., to name a few.
Apple Pear Puree is a basic stage one puree suitable for babies from 6 months of age. I used to mix some baby cereal with it as well for a wholesome meal.
Let go through the recipe:
Apple Pear Puree
Filled with freshest January fruits, this Apple Pear Puree is a delicious meal for babies 6 months and above.
- 1/2 cup Apple (core and cut into pieces)
- 1/2 cup Pear (core and cut into pieces)
- 1/2 cup Water
- A pinch of Cinnamon Powder
How To Make It:
In a pot add water, along with apple, pear and cinnamon powder.
Cover and cook till the apple and pear get tender.
Once done, run it through a food processor and serve.
You can add baby cereal- oats, multigrain, etc. according to your preference.
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My Little Notes:
Apples 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 and are very light on digestion for babies.
Besides, these apples also cure stomach disorders, help with constipation, dysentery, cough, and dental diseases.
Pears are one of the best sources of fiber that 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 suitable 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.
Apple and Pears are both available during January. They are at their peak of freshness during this time. You can find more about it at January Produce List + Recipes.
As we come to the end of today’s post, I want to say that adding little herbs and spices can do wonders for your baby’s appetite.
Hence keep experimenting and trying new foods for your babies.
Till we talk again, take care, and enjoy the journey of cooking for your little ones.
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