Home Made Apple Jam

Jam Jam Jammy—Remember this ad guys?Every time when a jam is made at home i remember this tune and song.I even get amazed at myself when I think of having had a great craze for jam/any sweet when I was in school.And think of the change in me now?I have cut down all refined sugars in my cooking and have been used to even skipping sugars totally. Are you wondering why is this mentioned now? It is just to give you all a confidence that any change for a goodness is possible.There was a time when a few kgs of sugar was bought exclusively for me in my home and now I am into strict “no white ingredients” in my cooking mode. There is nothing “IMPOSSIBLE” dear friends 🙂 Today’s recipe is apple jam which I made when two months back.I still have it in my stock and I have carried it with me all along.It has no preservatives and no white sugar added.You can even make without any sugars by adding dates for babies below one year. Continue reading “Home Made Apple Jam”

KIWI APPLE SMOOTHIE

Most of us have literally lost our appetite and we are badly craving for some cooler/refreshing drink even for our regular meal. Here is a very quick and simple smoothie recipe with KIWI & APPLE. I like the slight tangy taste which kiwi has and it is good to consume as such. The first time I had Kiwi I just scooped out and just as the way we usually have sapota/Chikku. Later I had tried KIWI BANANA smoothie which is an ultimate combination and it is just yum. This is yet another try with Kiwi. With respect to offering Kiwi to babies,most of the recommendations suggest to offer them beyond 8 months since they are acidic in nature if your baby usually has tummy troubles. Kiwi is not a high allergic fruit. Always have a word with your doctor before giving any new food. Continue reading “KIWI APPLE SMOOTHIE”

APPLE SAUCE/PUREE FOR BABIES-How to steam cook fruits/vegetables for baby food?

Apple is one of the first baby foods suggested universally.An apple a day definitely keeps doctor away and it is really a good habit to have an apple a day as such. Now that the use of preservatives/pesticides are more it is better to peel skin and then consume apple.Today’s post will explain in detail about making apple sauce or steaming cooking a fruit or vegetable. Continue reading “APPLE SAUCE/PUREE FOR BABIES-How to steam cook fruits/vegetables for baby food?”

APPLE BANANA PEAR PUREE FOR BABIES

A very simple puree combination for your little one which is extremely creamy and delicious. This can be offered from 6 months. After 7 months prefer to give this mashed instead of puree. Ingredients:
  • Apple-1(small)
  • Pear-1(Small)
  • Banana-1
  • Water/Formula milk/Breast milk-2 tbsp
applebananapearpuree Procedure: 1.Wash apple and pear well. 2.Peel and de seed and chop into pieces. 3.Remove the skin of banana and slice. applebananapearpuree 4.Add them to the blender and grind with water/milk. 5.Serve it immediately.
P.S: The colour depends on the variety of apple and banana you use. I chose the golden pear which is yellow in colour and Indian apple which is soft. You can also remove the black part of banana and blend. Do not let this puree stay for a long time. Adding water is optional. I don’t prefer cooking fruits as I feel there might be a nutrient loss. You can however steam cook pear and apple gently if you wish. You can offer this after 6 months after ensuring that your baby is not allergic to any of the above mentioned ingredients. Always sterlise the bowls you use for baby. Have a word with doctor before introducing any new food to baby.
FACTS ABOUT PEAR: Pear is a fruit which has plenty of vitamins,anti oxidants ,dietary fiber and minerals. They come in many varieties and the classification is based on the land of cultivation. They come in various colours and textures. For babies it is okay to peel the skin but for adults and and kids it is recommended to be consumed with the skin. The dietary fibre present helps in curing constipation and it is low calorie fruit. It is a very light,easy to digest and least allergic fruit which is loaded with Vitamin C ,minerals like iron,copper,manganese,magnesium,ribofavin. This fruit in gut-friendly and also prevents from cancer. HOW TO CHOOSE PEAR?: Choose a firm and ripe pear. Pears ripe from inside to outside. hence when you thump the fruit,it should hardly yield to the thump. Do not buy a pear which is very soft and easily easily to your thump. It means the fruit in rotten. Refrigeration is not required for pears. If you wish to refrigerate ,do it after it get ripened. The fruit is ready to eat when it yields to a gentle thump. Please do not forget to stay tuned with me by liking my facebook page here or follow me on Twitter or PINTEREST. You can also receive all my recipes in your mail box by providing your mail id here. Do share this with your kith and kin.If you have a picture of recipe tried from my blog kindly share with me.I am privileged to share them in my page

ABC Puree/Apple Beetroot Carrot Puree for babies

How did you like my ABC smoothie? I do make ABC juice,ABC soups often,hence gave a thought about ABC puree for babies. I shall soon post ABC juice and soups which I learnt from few friends. This is ideal for babies above 6 months after having tried apple,beet root and carrot individually. I am not for purees for babies. I feel babies can have mashed foods from 6 months at the worst by 8 months. And too many purees spoil them and they mix textures. This is the reason behind not having given many puree recipes in baby food although I found mommies too keen on puree recipes. ABC juice is a miracle drink and it recommended for cancer cure,heart diseases and perfect complexion. It supplements brain functioning and lung functioning. The combination of apple ,beet and carrot gives a long term health . The power of two vegetables and one fruit is like a super power. It gives you Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6,B3 C, E ,K, Folate, Niacin, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, beta-carotene and Manganese. No storing of this combo.Consume immediately after making. I make it with raw fruit and veggies. But here I suggest you to steam vegetables as it is for 6 m baby. Ingredients:
  • Apple-1
  • Beet root-1/2(medium sized)
  • Carrot-1(medium sized)
apple beet root carrot puree Procedure: 1.Wash all well. 2.Peel the skin of beet and carrot. 3.Grate them and steam cook. 4.When you are about to add everything to blender peel apple and grate. 5.Just blend them together and serve apple beet root carrot puree
P.S: Always consult your pediatrician before trying any new food. Prefer this for afternoon time. You can also just mash these together and offer your baby if you don’t prefer blending baby food(I hardly use blender for my baby). Consider family history of allergy. Use sterilzed bowls for baby. I recommend you to go for puree with steamed veggies for 6 months old,move to mashed (steamed veggies) for 7 months to 9 months ,move to just mixing grated and steamed ingredients for 10 months and above one year just give it raw. This is just a suggestion. The quantity and ratio depends on your taste.
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