Healthy Baby food

Margaret By Margaret, 12th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3uql8jyk/
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Making sure your baby gets the best start is very important, and you can never start to soon. Introducing fresh fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to obtain optional nutrition and maintain good health. This also teaches children the benefits of a healthy diet, something they can use for the rest of their life.

Healthy Baby: Apple, Pear Purée

Apples and pears are an excellent first food for babies. These fruits are suitable for a young, developing digestive system and are very unlikely to cause any allergy or tummy upset. Pears and apples are also a natural source of the soluble fibre pectin, vitamin C and B2, which help aid healthy bowel movement in babies and young children.

Time: 12 minutes: Makes: 400ml (14fl oz): Suitable for freezing

Ingredients:
All you will need is two ripe pears and two eating apples.

Preparation Method:
Begin by peeling, coring and chopping the fruit.
Place the fruit into a saucepan, add 5 tbsp of water.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook at a low heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
When the fruit is tender blend to a smooth puree, you can use a hand held blender for this.

Apple, Pear and summer fruits: As baby grows try adding more fruits and berries, this is the perfect way to help your child develop a taste for healthy foods.

Time: 15 minutes: Suitable for freezing

Ingredients:
1 sweet eating apple
1 ripe pear
40g (11⁄2oz) blueberries
50g (13⁄4oz) strawberries
2 tbsp of baby rice

Preparation Method:
Begin by peeling, coring and chopping the hard fruit, wash the berries.
Place all the fruit into a saucepan, cover and cook over a low heat for around 6minutes.
Pour into a blender to purée.
Add in the baby rice and stir.

Tags

Baby, Baby Food, Child Care, Eating Habits, Eating Healthy, Fibre, First Food, Freezing Food, Fruit, Fruit Salad, Growing, Healthy, Pure, Vitamins

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author avatar Margaret
I am a busy mum in my 30's and when I am not running about I enjoy reading and writing about arts, alternative health and spirituality.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
13th May 2014 (#)

Nice post and informative as well!

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author avatar Margaret
13th May 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern :-)

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author avatar vpaulose
17th May 2014 (#)

Nutritious. Thank you dear sister Margaret.

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author avatar Azila
16th Jun 2014 (#)

I'm sure, a lot of mother's will learn a lot from your article and I'm one of them!

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