Baby food mango combinations
Mango Puree For Babies - Eating Bird Food
How to make a delicious mango puree out of fresh (or frozen) mango. It’s perfect for serving to baby or to use in recipes.
I don’t know about you, but when I was first introducing Olivia to solids, I definitely went with the obvious choices like sweet potato, banana, avocado and then started exploring foods with more unique flavors.
Mango puree wasn’t something I thought of immediately, but it was the perfect next step. It’s naturally sweet and when blended has a super creamy consistency! It quickly became one of Olivia’s favorite purees.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Mango puree is a great stage 1 food for babies because it’s sweet and purees into a really creamy consistency.
- You can use fresh or frozen mango and there’s no cooking involved, which makes it so easy!
- Despite being low in calories, mangos are chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Are Mangos Healthy?
Absolutely, yes! Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, mango is especially high in vitamins A and C. Mangos also contain a group of digestive enzymes called amylases (source). These digestive enzymes help to break down larger food molecules, allowing your body to more easily digest them – this is especially great for little tummies just starting with solid foods!
Mangos and Constipation
Because mangos contain plenty of water and dietary fiber, it’s believed to help relieve constipation and even diarrhea. As baby is introduced to new foods they may experience some gastrointestinal issues (like constipation) and mango puree may help alleviate them! (source)
How to Make Mango Puree
Making mango puree is super simple! First you’ll want peel the mango with a paring knife and chop it into chunks. They don’t need to be too precise since you’ll be blending them up. Next, place the diced mango into a high powered blender or food processor.
And blend until smooth!
If the puree is too thick you can add a little water or milk to thin, starting with 1 teaspoon or 1 Tablespoon and adding more as needed. If you’re making this for a baby around 6-9 months I recommend using breastmilk or formula to thin the puree, just for the added nutrients.
How to Serve Mango Puree to Baby
For early stage 1 eaters, mango puree is great served straight up with a spoon. Once baby starts moving into stage 2 and 3 foods you can make fun combination purees (see ideas below) or add mango puree to different foods like yogurt, smoothies and oatmeal. My baby oatmeal recipe would be delicious with mango puree stirred in.
Foods That Pair Well With Mango Puree
With its natural sweetness and creaminess, mango puree pairs well with so many things! Here are some pairing ideas to help make vegetables and grains more palatable to baby:
- Green veggies – kale, spinach, avocado, zucchini, peas
- Orange veggies – sweet potato, butternut squash, carrot
- White veggies – cauliflower
- Other fruit – banana, strawberries, peaches, apples, kiwis, pears
- Dairy – yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese
- Grains – quinoa, oats
- Legumes – chickpeas, lentils
- Seasonings and spices – curry, ginger, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon
Mango Baby Food Combo Ideas
Here are some baby food combos with mango that might be fun to try:
- Sweet potato and mango
- Banana, mango and coconut milk
- Mango and pear
- Oatmeal and mango
- Banana, mango and strawberries
- Carrot, mango and yogurt
- Spinach, mango and apples
Pineapple and mango is a great combo that I share in my stage 2 baby food combinations post!
Should you strain mango puree?
Using a high powered blender or food processor should result in a very smooth consistency, but if you prefer you can put your mango puree through a sieve to reduce the fibers.
How can I tell if a mango is ripe?
When selecting a mango, look for a fruit that gives slightly when squeezed. You only need to apply gentle pressure, similar to a ripe avocado or peach. You will also notice a slightly sweet aroma from the stem.
Can I use frozen mango?
Yes! Frozen mango retains the same health benefits as fresh mango thanks to technologies in flash freezing. You can definitely use frozen mango to make puree. Just thaw the mango overnight in the refrigerator, at room temp or using the defrost setting in your microwave. One thawed, add the chunks to your blender or food process and puree.
Can you freeze the puree if you used frozen mango?
Yes, as long as you cook the mango first! You shouldn’t let frozen foods thaw, puree and re-freeze without cooking them. So if you use frozen mango to make the puree, serve immediately or store in the fridge for a few days, but do not freeze it again unless you cook it. If you cook the frozen mango (simmer or steam on the stovetop) and then puree it, it will be safe to freeze.
What is the best way to cut a mango?
Check out this easy how to cut a mango guide for the best tips and tricks!
How to Store Mango Puree
Fresh mango baby food should be stored in the fridge and used within 3-4 days. For longer storage, I recommend freezing the puree! I like using silicone ice cube tray or freezer safe jars because they make it easier to thaw smaller amounts for serving to babies.
reminder! You shouldn’t let frozen foods thaw (without cooking), puree and re-freeze. So if you use frozen mango to make puree, serve immediately or store in the fridge for a few days but do not freeze it again.
How to Thaw Frozen Puree
I recommend thawing frozen mango puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath. It thaws quickly if you’re defrosting a small amount to serve to a baby.
Other Ways to Use Mango Puree
Mango puree is great for babies, but there are so many other ways for older kids and adults to enjoy it too. Here are some ideas:
- Mix into chia pudding – mango puree is amazing in chia pudding. Use it to make my mango chia pudding!
- Swirl into oatmeal or yogurt – drizzle on top of my tropical overnight oats or mix into your favorite yogurt.
- Topping for pancakes and waffles – level up your breakfast or brunch by topping pancakes or waffles with this puree. Try it on my greek yogurt pancakes!
- Make a smoothie – mango gives smoothies a delicious flavor and texture. You can add the pureed fruit straight into a smoothie, but I love adding using frozen mango puree for smoothies as well. No need to thaw, just pop a couple cubes of mango puree into your blender with the rest of your smoothie ingredients. Try my 3 ingredient mango smoothie with mango, yogurt and milk. Kiddos love this one!
- For cakes and desserts – mango puree is often mixed into sweet treats like mango pound cake or mango cheesecake. This mango bread looks delish.
- Serve over ice cream – mix mango puree in when making homemade ice cream or simply serve over top of ice cream or frozen yogurt for an extra touch of sweetness that packs in some nutrients! It would be delicious served over my banana ice cream for a tropical treat!
- Stir into drinks – make a mango mojito, stir into a vodka soda or use it in place of peach puree in a bellini for a tropical twist. A mango martini also sounds yummy!
More Baby Food Purees
- Sweet Potato Puree
- Butternut Squash Puree
- Peach Puree
- Carrot Puree
- Pumpkin Puree
- Pea Puree
- Banana Puree
More Recipes and Resources
- Introducing Solids to Baby + My Approach
- Healthy Smash Cake
- Banana Pancakes For Babies
- Baby Yogurt Melts
- Oatmeal For Babies
Be sure to check out my full collection of mango recipes as well as all of the baby food recipes here on EBF.
How to Make Mango Puree
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How to make a delicious mango puree out of fresh (or frozen) mango. It's perfect for serving to baby or to use in recipes.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
- 2 ripe mangoes, washed, peeled, and pits removed
Chop fresh mango into large chunks.
Place mango in a high powered blender or food processor.
Blend until totally smooth and serve. If the puree is too thick you can add a little water or milk to thin, starting with 1 teaspoon or 1 Tablespoon, adding more as needed.
Store mango puree in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer or up to 3 months. I like to freeze the puree in silicone ice cube trays or small freezer-safe jars so I can easily thaw small amounts when I want to use them.
I recommend thawing frozen puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath.
- Using 1 mango – you can try using 1 mango to make the puree, but I’ve found that 2 often works better in terms of having enough volume for blending or processing.
- Frozen mango – frozen mango works too. Simply thaw and blend as the recipe instructs. 1 mango is about 1 1/2 cups of mango chunks.
Serving: 4ounces Calories: 70kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 149mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 15g
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Mango Puree for Baby By Age: Combinations, Benefits & Tips
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Jump to Recipe - Print RecipeMango puree for baby is a delicious and healthy way to introduce your little one to solid foods. It is easy to make and can be mixed with other fruits or vegetables to create delicious baby food puree combinations.
In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of mango puree for babies, as well as some tips on how to make it and a list of age-appropriate mango baby puree combination ideas.Mango Puree For Baby.
Mango Puree For Baby
Mango puree for baby is a popular first new food choice for many parents.
Because mangos are a naturally sweet fruit, your baby is likely to enjoy the taste of fresh mango.
And, since they’re soft, easy to digest, packed with nutrient and easy to puree, they’re perfect for babies 6 months and up.
Benefits Of Mango For Babies
The mango pulp is rich source of potassium, dietary fiber and vitamins such as vitamin C and A in particular which are essential for your baby’s development.
Mangoes are also a good source of antioxidants and carotenoids – all having tremendous health benefits.
Vitamin C helps your baby’s body absorb iron and aids in the development of collagen, which is important for healthy skin, bones and blood vessels.
Vitamin A is important for vision, skin and immune system health.
Fiber helps to regulate digestion and can prevent constipation.
According to dietary guidelines, a 6 to 12 month old baby is recommended to consume about 40 mg of Vitamin C per day. So if you feed your baby 1 tablespoon of mango puree, he will get approximately 3.65 mg of Vitamin C.
That’s just a fraction of what he needs. So don’t rely on mangoes alone to meet your baby’s vitamin C requirements.
Instead, try incorporating other baby foods into his diet that are rich in this important nutrient, such as cabbage, bell peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits and melons (cantaloupe).
How To Make Mango Pure For Baby (Stage 1)
Here is how to make mango puree for 6 month old baby:
- Wash the mango thoroughly under running water.
- Peel the mango and remove the pit. Use a sharp knife or a peeler to peel away the skin of the mango. Then, cut around the pit to remove it. You don’t need to cook the mango for making a puree. The most nutritious way is to consume is fresh.
- Cut the mango lengthways and then into chunks. Smaller pieces will blend more easily and result in smoother baby food purees.
- Blend: Puree the mango in a blender or food processor. If your baby is just starting on solids, add a little water if necessary to thin out the puree to your desired consistency. You can also add breast milk or formula to the puree if you like.
Tips For Making Mango Puree (Fresh Or Frozen)
- Start with fresh ripe mangoes. Look for mangoes that are deep yellow in color and give slightly when pressed. Avoid mangos that are hard, green, or bruised.
- Under-ripe mango will be less smooth when pureed.
- If you can’t find fresh mangoes, you can use frozen mango. If you don’t want to add any liquid when blending, make sure to thaw completely before pureeing. If you’re going to use frozen mango, you’ll need liquid for blending.
Combinations Ideas For Mango Puree (Stage 2 & 3)
Once your baby is used to eating mango puree on its own, you can start to experiment and mix different flavor combinations to make delicious recipes:
Here are some delicious mango baby food combinations to try:
- Mango and Peach Puree: This classic combo is sure to be a hit with your little one. Simply add a ripe peach to your mango puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Apple Puree: For a slightly tart flavor, add an apple to your diced mango and blend.
- Mango and berry mix (choose between blueberries, blackberries or raspberries). The taste is amazing, and the color will delight your baby.
- Mango, Banana and Avocado Puree: For a nutrient-rich baby food with monounsaturated fat, combine mango, banana and avocado.
- Mango, Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree: This sweet and savory combo is perfect for baby’s first Thanksgiving. Simply add cooked carrots and sweet potatoes to your mango puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Yogurt: Simply add plain yogurt and mango chunks to your blender or food processor and puree until desired consistency is reached. You can also add a little water to thin it out if necessary.
- Mango, pumpkin and pear puree: This is a great fall baby food recipe. Simply add cooked pumpkin and pear to your mango baby puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Oatmeal Puree: For a heartier baby food, add cooked oatmeal to your mango puree. This combo is also great for babies who are teething since the oatmeal will help soothe their gums.
- Mango, Banana and Coconut Milk Puree: This delicious tropical mix is perfect for summertime.
- Mango, Orange and Strawberry Puree: This tropical combo baby food is sure to please your little one’s taste buds. Simply combine mango, orange and strawberry purees and blend in a food processor until smooth.
- Mango smoothie: (mango + banana + berries + yogurt + water or milk). This is a great way to use up any leftover mango puree. Just add all ingredients to a blender and mix. Serve right away.
- Mango puree with broccoli and leafy greens for extra antioxidants and vitamins.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to mango puree combinations and recipes. So get creative and have fun experimenting!How to freeze mango puree for longer storage.
Storing and Serving Mango Baby Puree
- Mango puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours in an airtight container.
- Freeze for longer storage in a portioned freezer tray for up to 3 months.
- When you’re ready to serve, simply thaw the mango puree in the fridge overnight. For faster thawing, place it in a bowl of warm water for about 15 minutes.
- To avoid waste, only make mango puree as much as you need. If your baby doesn’t eat it all, don’t re-freeze it.
When Should I Introduce Mango Puree To My Baby?
You can start introducing mango puree to your baby when he or she is around 6 months old and is showing signs of readiness for solid foods.
Can I Give My 5 Month Old Mango Puree?
Yes, you can give your baby mango puree as early as 5 months old, if your baby is showing signs of readiness. Be sure to start with small amounts and watch for any signs of allergies. But keep in mind that World Health Organization has advised to start solids at 6 months.
Can I give my baby mango puree if he is constipated?
Yes, mango puree can help relieve constipation in babies. The high fiber content in mangoes helps to bulk up stools and promote regular bowel movements. Just be sure to start with small amounts.
How Often Can I Give Mango Puree To My Baby?
You can give mango puree to your baby as often as you like, just make sure to balance out with other type of foods. You can start with 1 tablespoon
of mango puree a day. Once the baby is older than 6 months, the baby can advance to 2 or 3 tablespoons per day and up to 4-6 tablespoons at 9 months.
Can I give my baby mango puree if he is teething?
Yes. But the best way to serve mango for teething, is a frozen chunk of mango into a food feeder or make small frozen popsicles. The act of sucking on a frozen fruit will help to soothe the gums and provide relief from pain.
How Do I Know If My Baby Is Allergic To Mango?
The most common symptom of a mango allergy is itchiness or swelling around the mouth. If you notice these symptoms, stop feeding your baby mango puree and consult with your pediatrician.
More Baby Puree Recipes To Try
- Carrot Puree For Babies By Stage + Combination Ideas
- Broccoli Puree For Baby By Stage + Combinations
- Baby Food With Prunes + Combinations
- Avocado Baby Food Ideas + Combinations
Mango puree is a delicious and healthy food for children. It’s packed with nutrients that are essential for baby’s growth and development. Plus, it’s easy to make at home with minimum prep time. So if you’re looking for a new baby food to try, make mango puree!Need more puree recipes? Check out the puree category for more ideas!
Mango Puree for Baby By Stage: Recipe And Baby Food Combinations
Mango puree for babies is a delicious and healthy way to introduce your little one to solid foods at 6 months. It is easy to make and can be mixed with other fruits or vegetables to create delicious mango baby food puree combinations.Print Recipe Pin Recipe
DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 mins
Blending Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 10 tbsp
Calories 11 kcal
Basic Mango Puree For Baby (Stage 1)
- 1/2 medium mango (about 1/2 cup of pulp)
- 2 tbsp liquid (water, breast milk or formula)
Mango Puree Combinations (Stage 2 and 3)
- 1 Mango + peach puree (1:1)
- 1 Mango + apple puree (1:1)
- 1 Mango + berries (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry or raspberry) (1::1)
- Mango + banana + coconut milk (1:1:1)
- Mango + carrot + sweet potato puree (1:1:1)
- Mango + pumpkin + pear puree (1:1:!1)
- Mango + carrot puree (1:1)
- Mango + oatmeal puree (1:1)
- Mango + yogurt (1:1)
- Mango + orange + strawberry puree: (1:1:1)
- 1/4 cup liquid (for a soupy consistency)
Tips For Mango Baby Puree
- Avoid mangos that are hard, green, or bruised. Under-ripe mango will be less smooth when pureed.
- If you can’t find fresh mangoes, you can use frozen mango. If you don’t want to add any liquid when blending, make sure to thaw completely before pureeing.
- If you’re going to use frozen mango, you’ll need liquid for blending.
- Mango puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours in an airtight container or freeze for up to six months.
- Thaw the mango puree in the fridge overnight. For faster thawing, place it in a bowl of warm water for about 15 minutes.
Serving: 2tbspCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2g
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Baby puree at home: recipes
Baby puree from vegetables and fruits at home: cooking secrets
Vegetable and fruit puree often becomes the first meal of the baby after breast milk or formula, so many mothers prefer to cook it on their own. Although modern manufacturers convince us that baby food is devoid of preservatives and harmful additives, fresh vegetables and fruits are much healthier, especially when it comes to infant nutrition. Yes, and cooking baby puree at home is not so difficult.
Vegetables or fruits?
Let's try to make baby puree for our beloved baby. Despite the fact that pediatricians of the last century recommended starting complementary foods with fruits, it is better to first introduce the child to vegetables - modern doctors and nutritionists have come to this conclusion. Boiled vegetables do not irritate the gastrointestinal tract, are better absorbed, satisfy hunger, do not cause allergies and increased gas formation. In addition, vegetables do not contain fructose, which irritates the pancreas. And one more weighty argument in favor of the fact that it is better to start with vegetables - fruits are tastier, and if the baby tries them first, he will refuse vegetables, because they will seem to him more insipid.
How to prepare baby vegetable puree
What can baby puree be made of? The ideal puree for the first feeding is from cauliflower or zucchini. A little later, you can introduce pumpkin, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and green peas. Before cooking, vegetables are washed well, peeled, cut into pieces and cooked - steamed, in the oven or in the usual way, in water. The first two methods are preferable because oven roasting and steaming preserve the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and natural color in the vegetables. And most importantly - such vegetables are much tastier. Some nutritionists recommend boiling vegetables with their skins on before peeling them, so choose your own cooking method.
If you do have to cook vegetables in a saucepan, use an enamel pot, add less water and put the vegetables in boiling water. Boil until soft, but do not overcook vegetables and fruits, otherwise they will become tasteless and lose a lot of vitamins. Ready vegetables are chopped with a blender until smooth and slightly diluted with water, vegetable broth, breast milk or mixture to a gruel state, since the child does not yet know how to digest thick food. Small pieces of vegetables in puree sometimes cause the baby to refuse to eat, so the knives in the blender should be well sharpened, and if there is no technique, you can grind the vegetables through a sieve. Salt and spices are usually not added to baby vegetable puree, and if the baby is more than 6 months old, you can put a little butter in the puree.
A few rules for making baby puree at home
- Use only fresh vegetables and fruits.
- Water for cooking vegetables must be filtered or bottled.
- If you are using frozen foods, choose only whole fruits and vegetables as they retain the most nutrients.
- All utensils for preparing baby food should be perfectly clean, so if the knife falls on the floor, it should be washed well. Also, the presence of pets in the kitchen during the cooking process is not allowed.
- Avoid vegetables and fruits high in nitrates, such as spinach, lettuce, beets, melons, and watermelons, in infants' diets.
- Store-bought vegetables are recommended to be soaked in water to remove nitrates: 1-2 hours for this, up to 24 hours for potatoes.
- Mix sour-tasting fruits and berries with sweet fruits - for example, blackcurrant goes well with a banana or pear. Sour puree is unlikely to please the baby.
- Give your child only fresh food, but yesterday's puree from the refrigerator is better to eat yourself.
DIY fruit puree for children
Children are more likely to eat fruit puree, because fruits are tastier and sweeter. Fruits contain a large amount of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fiber and antioxidants, so they are very useful for a growing body. However, fruits are strong allergens, especially berries, bananas, pomegranates and apricots, so they should be given with caution, watching the child's reaction. The most low-allergenic fruits are apples and pears, so it is better to start complementary foods with them, and then introduce all other fruits. First, the baby is fed with a one-component puree made from only one product, and then you can mix different vegetables and fruits, and not only among themselves. Very tasty combinations of fruits and vegetables, such as apples and zucchini, pumpkins and pears.
Fruits must be of good quality, without damage, ripe and juicy, and the rules for preparing fruits do not differ from the rules for cooking vegetables. Naturally, fruit puree is not sweetened with honey and sugar - the later the child learns the taste of sugar, the stronger his health will be.
Aromatic pumpkin puree
Babies love to eat pumpkin because of its pleasant sweet taste, besides pumpkin is very healthy. It contains a whole storehouse of various vitamins, including vitamin T, which normalizes the metabolism in the body. For pumpkin puree, small pumpkins are suitable, since large fruits are not as tasty and difficult to peel.
Cut the pumpkin in half, and then into small slices, one or two of which (depending on the appetite of the crumbs) cut into cubes. Boil the pumpkin in a double boiler or in water for 20 minutes, while warm, beat with a blender to a smooth puree and dilute if necessary with water or a mixture. Add oil and salt depending on the age of the child.
Gentle Broccoli Puree
One of my favorite homemade baby puree recipes is broccoli. This cabbage is extremely useful because it contains potassium, iron, calcium and other valuable substances. It has much more vitamin C than lemon, and the reason for its nutritional value is its high protein content.
Separate the broccoli into florets, wash thoroughly and steam for 20 minutes. Cabbage cooks faster in water - fresh broccoli will take 7 minutes, and frozen - about 15 minutes. Broccoli puree does not need much water, it should lightly coat the vegetables. After the cabbage becomes soft, chop it in a blender or pass through a sieve. If you're mashing for kids older than a year old, be sure to add butter - the little ones will gobble up broccoli on both cheeks!
How to make baby pear puree at home
Pear is a very delicate, tasty and healthy fruit that rarely causes intolerance. In addition to the high vitamin value, the pear has other beneficial properties - it facilitates digestion and removes toxins from the body.
For baby food, choose green pears to reduce the risk of allergies, which are rare among babies. Peel the fruits from the peel and core with seeds, and then stew the pear in a bowl with a thick bottom in a small amount of water for 15 minutes. Let the pear cool slightly and puree it in a blender with a little of the remaining pear broth. For large kids, fruits can not be boiled, but add half a teaspoon of natural honey to the puree.
Zucchini and apple puree
Little gourmets will love this delicious puree, besides, zucchini is considered the most hypoallergenic vegetables, which, due to their high potassium content, have a beneficial effect on the heart. Apples contain iodine, iron and phosphorus, and due to the high concentration of vitamin C, apples help in the prevention of colds and viral infections.
Wash the zucchini and apples well, de-seed them, cut into pieces and cook in a saucepan for about 20 minutes, considering that the zucchini will cook 5 minutes faster. By the way, apples are steamed for 15 minutes, zucchini - 10 minutes. Next, vegetables and fruits are chopped in a blender, mixed and brought to a boil. For allergic children, this is the best side dish!
Sometimes you can pamper your baby with exotic fruits - for example, make mango puree. This is a very delicate fruit with an original taste, containing 12 amino acids and improving sleep.
Choose only ripe fruits that are soft and reddish-yellow in color. Peel the mango from a thick skin and a large bone, put the pulp in a blender, add 2 tbsp. l. water and mash it, and then heat it in a saucepan for several minutes. For a baby up to a year old, it is better to give mashed potatoes with heat treatment to facilitate digestion, and older children can be fed raw mangoes.
Carrot and Potato Puree
Make normal potato puree without oil. Peel the carrots, grate them and stew them with butter and vegetable broth - about 1 tsp is required for 200 g of carrots. butter and 150 g of broth. When the carrot becomes very soft, wipe it through a sieve, and then put it on a plate, put mashed potatoes on the second half. Let the child choose whether to mix two types of puree for him or eat separately!
Pumpkin and apple puree
This sweet, sugar-free pumpkin-apple puree, cooked in a double boiler, is suitable for children who are already accustomed to “adult” food and are able to perceive a new unusual dish. It is better to take a pumpkin with a gray or green skin and with bright pulp - such fruits contain more vitamins and other useful substances. Apples are green because they have fewer allergens.
Cut pumpkin and apple flesh without peel or seeds into pieces, place in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes. Grind pumpkin, apples and raisins in a blender or by hand with a pusher if the child has already learned to chew. They say that this puree is very good for skin and hair, and you can check the truth of this statement yourself if you start feeding this dish to your baby.
In autumn, you can take care of preparing vegetables for baby purees. Some vegetables, such as pumpkin, carrots and apples, are stored fresh, and zucchini, broccoli, berries are frozen in small portions, because due to frequent freezing and thawing, vegetables lose vitamins and become tasteless. You can roll up fruit and vegetable puree in jars, but this snack should not be given to babies. Remember that the taste of vegetables determines whether the baby will love them in the future, so try to prepare an appetizing and tender puree - for health and good mood!
“Can he have a mango?”. How and what to feed your baby while traveling
Traveling with a baby is a challenge. And the nutrition of a child on a trip is even more so. Should I give my child local fruits and vegetables? And take a supply of complementary foods with you? They tell in the FrutoNyanya blog.
The answers to these questions depend on a number of factors. Therefore, when going on vacation, it is important to take into account the age of the child, his daily diet, as well as the place where the family goes on a trip.
Feeding infants on the road
If the child is under six months old and is breastfed, then there should be no problems with nutrition during the trip. All he needs is his mother by his side. For convenience, you can stock up on various accessories for feeding in public places. For example, clothes with cutouts or nursing secrets, aprons or a muslin cape. Today, almost all airports in major cities and many shopping centers have mother and baby rooms where you can feed your baby.
It will be more difficult for parents of children on artificial and mixed feeding. It is important to understand whether it will be possible to replenish the supply of the mixture at the place of rest, so as not to take a large supply with you. If yes, you need to take with you the amount required for 24-hour feeding on the road, plus an additional 3-5 days of travel. This is necessary in case of delays and cancellations of flights or other transport delays.Photo: Miljan Zivkovic / shutterstock / fotodom
Take a bottle and a travel sterilizer with you. It is most optimal to use the mixture in packages designed for one feeding; it is convenient to take such bags with you in your hand luggage. It is best to take on the road a new dry mix in a closed package. You can store and transport it at room temperature, it is important not to keep the package in the sun.
It is not recommended to take the prepared mixture with you, as it requires strict adherence to special storage rules:
- The container with the mixture must be sterilized;
- Preserve formula must not come into contact with the baby's saliva before. If part of the mixture remains after feeding, then it must be poured out. Such a product is not subject to storage;
- When storing the mixture, the temperature in the refrigerator should not exceed 5-7 °C.
Do not forget about clean bottled water in the amount necessary for the trip. Water "FrutoNyanya", designed specifically for children, is perfect for diluting infant formula. It does not require boiling, and bottles in 0.33 format are equipped with a special convenient spout that makes it easy to water a child on the road. At the resort, it is also better for formula-fed babies to dilute the formula with bottled water. It is important to ensure that the integrity of the cap and bottle is not broken, and that the bottle itself contains marks that the water is suitable for baby food.
Travel food for children aged 1 and over
Children under 1 year of age and older who have already begun to introduce complementary foods into their diet should take a supply of familiar foods with them for the first time. It is undesirable to introduce a child to new products a few days before the trip and in the first days of the trip: this is fraught with indigestion or an allergic reaction.
The most convenient travel food option for children under 3 years of age is ready-to-eat baby foods. Industrial food is the safest for feeding on the go: thanks to the sealed packaging, germs will definitely not get into it until the lid is opened. In addition, manufacturers of baby food are required to carefully control the quality of products from shelf to counter. Mom and dad do not need to spend time cooking, you can enjoy the happy moments of family vacation.Photo: Anna Nahabed / shutterstock / fotodom
The gastronomic preferences of children abroad can differ significantly from those we are used to: in some foreign countries it is difficult to find zucchini puree, so popular for the first feeding in Russia. It is important to strictly follow the rules for introducing new products in relation to unfamiliar components of foreign purees or local exotic fruits and vegetables.
For the first time, take with you products already familiar to the child, which you are sure of the safety of: these can be dry cereals, children's cookies, vegetable, meat and fruit purees, as well as favorite juices and drinks, depending on the age and diet of the child. For a snack by the sea or a walk, you can take healthy snacks without added sugar - bread, corn sticks, fruit pieces and other goodies that are produced by children's brands. Baby food can also be bought on the spot, but it is important to remember that acquaintance and transition to new products must be carried out gradually, over 3-5-7, and sometimes 10-14 days, based on the individual characteristics of your child's health.
Do not take with you when traveling and on the road:
- Dairy and sour-milk products that should be stored only in the refrigerator;
- Perishable goods;
- Products with expired or damaged packaging.
5 tips for parents who are thinking about how to organize their child's meals while traveling:
- Think through all the issues with feeding and feeding the child in advance. Try to plan your life in advance, study local forums, ask acquaintances and friends who have already been with a child in this place what to look for.
- Check the availability of stores and children's products in another city, country, make sure you can buy the necessary products.