Millet With Broccoli And Carrot, a savory meal for babies 8 months and above.
In the initial months, after introducing solids to my daughter. I gave her various combinations of fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed most of them, but she hated few. One of them was ‘banana’, which she still frowns at.
So there came a point where she had tried all the fruits and vegetable combinations which I could think of. Now, she wanted something different.
I thought it was a perfect time to introduce grains into her diet. I started with quinoa and then added ‘millet’. Though it is said that you can introduce babies to millet from 6 months, but I wanted to play safe and introduced her at 8 months.
Millet is a nutritious and versatile option for baby food. It can be used as a baby cereal, porridge as well as can be added to fruits and vegetables. It is a good source of protein. Besides protein, it also contains vitamin B, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
Millet help in energy metabolism, enzyme activity, nervous system regulation and red blood cell production. These little grains are easily available pre-packed, in most of the whole food stores. After opening the packet, it’s always good to store them in airtight containers in a cool dry place.
Millet With Broccoli And Carrot
- 2 tbsp Millet
- 1/4 cup Carrot (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Broccoli (chopped)
- A dash of Garlic Powder
- A dash of Cumin Powder
- 1 cup Water
How To Make It:
Wash broccoli and carrots well. Cut carrots into small pieces.
In a pot add millet, broccoli, and carrot along with spices and water.
Cook until everything turns mushy and tender. Adjust water according to your need.
Once done, smash or run through food processor.
- You can add a bit of organic unsalted butter to this recipe if the baby is ready to have dairy.
- You can roast millet seeds a bit if you wish. I haven't roasted millet in this recipe.
- Add more water to the pot during cooking, if the millet and vegetables are getting too dry.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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