- Whole wheat/Red wheat-1 cup
- Palm sugar-2.5 cups(powdered)
- Beet root-1/2 cup(grated)
- Ghee-3 tbsp
- Dry fruits-to garnish
P.S: Extract a maximum of 2 cups of milk of whole wheat. Do not make the milk too diluted or too thick. Adding ghee lavishly enhances the taste and helps in easy cooking. If you are allergic to wheat,you can skip and use ragi milk too. Keep stirring continuously in medium flame. The colour depends on quality of palm sugar used. Always consider family history of allergies before introducing any new food. Have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food. This can be given to babies above 8 months after having introduced wheat and beet root separately. Avoid palm sugar and dry fruits for babies below one year. Choose small beet roots to have natural sweetness. For babies below one year you can use some dates to sweeten. This can be stored outside for 3 days and to a max of 7 days in refrigerator. I missed capturing the whole wheat. Sorry about it.
Wheat for Babies: This topic is yet another debating topic and has no fixed common answer. Wheat is suggested as the last grain to be introduced in baby food by few doctors whereas few recommend to offer by 7 months so that the allergy is outgrown. Ideally wheat can be introduced by 8 months after having introduced all grains.Wheat is a gluten food and hence few recommend a delay in introduction. How ever recent studies have proved that allergens must be introduced before 9 months so that baby out grows it soon. When you first introduce wheat you may try my recipe whole wheat porridge Why Whole Wheat/Red Wheat? I always prefer whole grains/grain flour to refined grains/flour because refining/milling processes involve several chemicals in it and refined grains become less nutritional as the bran and germ are removed. The glycemic index of whole wheat is much lesser than others and it aids in controlling optimal weight gain. The fiber content and vitamin contents of a grain remains in it when it is whole. This helps in developing healthy gut and protecting/curing constipation. It helps in fighting against breast cancer,colon cancer,heart diseases and helps women in developing in gastro intestinal health.It improves metabolism and helps in protecting against Type 2 diabetes. In children it helps in preventing ashtma. In 100 g of whole wheat,we have 27% of protein,24% of carbs,34% of niacin,28% of thiamin and other minerals like manganese,magnesium,phosphorous and selenium.
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