6 months and above
A very simple, highly nutritious, and totally yummy treat for your little one.
Carrot - 1 small (cleaned thoroughly, skin scraped, and roughly chopped)
Dates - 2 Nos(deseeded)
Raisins - 5-6 Nos(washed well and soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes)
Milk - 1/2 cup
Place everything together in a bowl. Cover and pressure/steam cook till done. In a pressure cooker 3 whistles on high flame will do the trick. Let cool a bit. Blend to smooth puree. Feed baby when it is just a little warm.
- Any kind of raisin can be used in this recipe. Back home in India black raisins are touted for their medicinal benefits and are used to prevent/cure constipation in babies.
- If you do not want to add regular milk to your baby's diet as yet, steam the ingredients in half a cup of water and add baby formula/breast milk during blending. Do not add formula while cooking since heating beyond a prescribed temperature affects the nutritional profile of the formula.
Dates - are superfood! Rich in antioxidants, iron, potassium,essential minerals, the B vitamins and so on. In short a couple of these will go a long way in ensuring health and preventing nutritional deficiencies.
Carrots - full of beta carotene and vitamin A
Raisins - iron rich and full of other micro nutrients