Apple With Carrot And Raisins. A nutritious meal for babies 8 months and above.
A few months back I was reading about introducing more variety of food groups to my daughter’s diet. That time I came across “Raisins” as an add-on to any baby food.
So, in today’s shared recipe, I have added raisins to apple and carrots then have given a hint of nutmeg to it. Raisins, apples, and carrots are all high in nutritional value and can benefit your growing baby.
I started giving my little one raisins around 9 months. Raisins are considered to be one of the choking hazards, as babies are not able to chew in this tender age. So it is Extremely Important to give raisins in a form of puree Only.
Raisins are dried grapes. They can be a very nutritious addition to a baby’s diet. Raisins are high in potassium and iron. They are also rich in calcium and fiber.
Hence adding little raisins to your baby’s food relieve constipation. Other benefits include maintaining bone health, cancer prevention and helps in absorption of other proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
When buying raisins for baby food, it’s better to go for organic ones. Raisins are dried grapes, and imported grapes appear on the Environmental Working Group’s list of the ‘Dirty Dozen‘ – which contain the 12 foods found most frequently to contain pesticide residues.
Also, organically produced raisins do not contain sulfites which are used to maintain raisins color. These can sometimes cause allergic reactions.
So, with little caution Raisins can be a wonderful addition to your baby’s diet.
Apple With Carrot And Raisins
- 1 Apple (red delicious or gala)
- 5 small cubes Carrot
- 1 tbsp Black Raisins
- A dash of Nutmeg Powder
- 1/2 cup water
How To Make It:
Wash apple and carrot well and peel their skin. Cut them into small pieces.
In a pot add water, apple, carrot, and nutmeg powder.
Cook until tender.
When they are about to get cooked, add raisins and cook till the raisins get plump.
Once raisins get plump, and apple and carrot get tender, turn off the heat.
Let it cool down for few minutes and then run through the food processor.
- You can cook this recipe in a steamer basket too.
- It is important to make a puree of raisins and then serve it to a baby.
- Babies at this age cannot chew raisins and they can be a potential choking hazard.
- I haven't peeled the apple skin. You can peel it if you wish to.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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Deepika, Great post. Yong kids will love this raisins make it sweet.
Thank you Patrice, yes my daughter loves its sweet taste. . 🙂