Peachy Mangoes. A fruity delicious meal for babies 8 months and above.
Satisfying a little tummy is a tough job. So with my ongoing quest to make a meal that’s interesting, nutritious and flavorful for my daughter, I thought of working with fruits for a change.
I used frozen peaches and mangoes and created this meal rich in antioxidants. I just cooked these two fruits for few minutes till they became soft. Then I added some cardamom powder.
The aroma of cardamom made this dish smell wonderful along with mango and peach. It was little sour to taste, though, but I felt it was a good idea to expose my little one to different sensations of taste.
Mangoes and Peaches are both highly nutritious fruits. They both are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber. Besides a mango also contain vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and beta-carotene.
Mangoes are usually not suggested as babies first food as there is a risk of allergies and rashes, but they can be introduced in later months. I started giving my daughter mangoes around 7 to 8 months. Ripe mangoes don’t need to be cooked, as they are soft and can easily be chewed and are digestible. Since I have used frozen mangoes in this recipe, I have cooked them.
Pick mangoes which are tough yet soft to touch and have a strong sweet smell, which tells that they are ready to chow down. Keep unripe mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature to ripen.
Peaches, on the other hand, have a diuretic and natural laxative properties. They are usually recommended around 6 months. They help in preventing cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. Look for peaches that are firm and has a fuzzy skin without any blemishes. And always store these juicy fruits at room temperature.
- 3 to 4 slices Frozen Peach
- Handful Of Frozen Mangoes
- A dash of Cardamom Powder
- 1/4 cup water
How To Make It:
Add water to a pot along with frozen peach slices and frozen mangoes.
Cook till they get soft. Then add cardamom powder
Once they get soft, smash or run through a food processor.
- Do not discard the water that is left in the pot after cooking. Use it as soup or for preparing other fruity recipes for baby. It is a fruit stalk. It has all the nutrients from cooked fruits.
- You can make this recipe on a streamer too.
- If using fresh mangoes, do not cook them. Use them as it is.
- I have cooked these fruits just enough to make them soft as they were frozen. Do not overcook them. They will lose its taste and flavor.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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