Five superfood weaning recipes
Moving your little one on to solids, but want to make sure they’re still getting all the nutrition they need? Try these five delicious superfood weaning recipes.
Sweet potato puree
Sweet potato is a fantastic source of vitamin A (in particular the much-needed beta carotene) – which gives the vegetable it’s orange colour. The vegetable is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and a range of minerals including manganese and copper and a good source of potassium and other nutrients. This recipe is great for babies when they first start eating solids, as it can be mixed with baby’s milk.
Try the recipe here: Sweet potato puree.
Apple and beetroot puree
One of the best superfood weaning recipes, this dish includes two easy-to-digest foods. Beetroot is a good source of iron, magnesium and vitamin C along with dietary fibre, folate, potassium and magnesium. Whereas apple has plenty of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin C, some B vitamins along with dietary fibre. They also add an appetizing sweetness to keep little mouths interested. Best of all this recipe can be made in batches and frozen in a large ice cube tray, for make-ahead meals.
Try the recipe here: Apple and beetroot puree.
Banana and avocado puree
Banana is one of the easiest foods for the body to digest, along with being a good healthy carbohydrate to support growing bodies. They’re also a good source of vitamin C and B6, along with a range of minerals. Meanwhile, avocado is packed full of healthy fats, folic acid, vitamin E, B6 and C.
Try the recipe here: Banana and avocado puree.
Spiced pear puree
The cinnamon in this yummy recipe helps to expand young taste buds, and get babies used to new flavours. It also provides calcium, iron and manganese. Meanwhile, pears are a great source of dietary fibre, and a source of vitamin C. Again this recipe can be mixed with baby milk for added nutrition and to help the transition.
Try the recipe here: Spiced pear puree.
Carrot and swede puree
The best superfood weaning recipes have a good mix of different nutrition. Like sweet potato, carrots are one of the best sources available of the beta carotene form of vitamin A. They’re also a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. Carrots are also an ok source of iron and magnesium. Meanwhile, swede is a great source of vitamin C, and a moderately good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium and iron.
Try the recipe here: Carrot and swede puree.
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