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Homemade Baby Food to the Rescue (Part 1)

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Weaning your baby has become so much fun, as you get to meal prep for your little ones as well. In the bid to eat healthy and live a healthy life style parents have become more conscious of how much chemicals go into store bought baby food and are beginning to relay more on home cooked meals for infants as young as 4 months. The Advantages of making your own baby food are

  • You know how fresh and healthy the ingredients are, no preservatives and the likes
  • You can make meals that cater to your baby’s specific need or preference
  • Homemade baby food are way cheaper than the store bought kind
  • Enjoy the immense satisfaction that comes from creating nutritious delicacies to nourish your baby.

Baby foods are typically categorized into stages 1, 2 and 3.

 Stage 1

These meals are usually processed with a blender or food processor to a very smooth consistency , this allows for easy digestion in babies who have just been introduced to solid meals ( (4)6-8 months) . It is advisable to start this stage with single ingredients, be sure to  in a space of 4 days apart in case of any allergic reaction. Common food offered for stage 1 baby food are

 Fruits

Avocados, Apples, Bananas, Papaya, Pumpkin, Pears, Mango, Plums,

Prunes, Nectarines and Peaches.

Vegetables

Green Beans, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Potato, Squash.

Grains

Rice, Oatmeal, Barley

Here are some recipes for your baby;

Oatmeal Cereal

Ingredients

¼ cup ground oat (blended)

¾ cup water

Method

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan add blended oat while stirring constantly.

Simmer for 5 minutes, mix in breast milk or formula and fruits (optional)

Serve warm.

Rice Cereal

Ingredients

¼ cup ground rice (brown rice ground in blender or food processor)

1 cup water

Method

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.

Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits (optional), Serve warm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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