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Carrot, apple and sweet potato recipe

Written by Maanasi

Apples, carrots and sweet potatoes are very healthy for your kid. But sometimes kids feel an aversion towards these sweet tastes. But you can turn this vegetable medley into something more delicious that your kid will not regurgitate in disgust. You can make a soup or a mash or even let the vegetables stew enough to become very soft.

The Autumn soup

Preparation & cooking time: 20 minutes

Age: 6-9 months

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1 small sprig of thyme
  • 1 small sprig of rosemary
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable stock

Directions:

  1. Peel the onion, carrots and sweet potato. Dice them quite small- about 1 cm cubes.
  2. Tie the sprig of rosemary and thyme together with a clean so that you can easily take them out later.
  3. Stir fry the vegetables with flaxseed on high heat for 1 minute. Add the herbs and pepper while frying.
  4. Add the vegetable stock and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and mashable.
  5. Take off the heat, remove the herbs and directly tip into a blender.
  6. Blend until the mixture forms a uniformly thick soup.

Make it a mash

Some babies are fussy eaters and feeding them soup can be a real hassle. So instead of making a soup, you can easily turn this into a mash. To prepare the mash, do everything until step 3. At this stage, add only ½ cup of stock and simmer without covering with the lid. The stock should mostly evaporate by the time the vegetables are completely softened. Take out the herbs and blend into a thick mash.

… or a bake

You can even turn the recipe into a bake if your baby is able to eat softened vegetables without mashing. What you can do is lay thin slices of the vegetables in layers on a baking dish. Top with a bit of melted butter, powdered flaxseed and the herbs and bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 200C. It can take longer, but make sure the vegetables can be easily mashed with a fork. If you don’t intend to puree or mash it, the dices should be very small to avoid choking hazard.

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Nutritional benefits

Carrots: They are rich in vitamin A, minerals, beta carotenes and anti-oxidants. They help in protecting good eye health, skin and also protect the liver cells.

Apples: This source of sodium free fiber helps your baby gain healthy weight while helping with their digestion.

Sweet potatoes: It gives your baby vitamin A, C, potassium, fiber and beta carotene. A healthy glow to your baby and makes their eyes and immune system develop well.

Flaxseed: It helps in boosting your baby’s immunity and helps in developing muscles and bones.

Nutritional information:

Fat (g)

19

Carbohydrate (g)

57

Protein (g)

6

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Apples, carrots and sweet potatoes are very healthy for your kid. But sometimes kids feel an aversion towards these sweet tastes. But you can turn this vegetable medley into something more delicious that your kid will not regurgitate in disgust. You can make a soup or a mash or...
<p class="p2">Apples, carrots and sweet potatoes are very healthy for your kid. But sometimes kids feel an aversion towards these sweet tastes. But you can turn this vegetable medley into something more delicious that your kid will not regurgitate in disgust. You can make a soup or a mash or even let the vegetables stew enough to become very soft.</p> <p class="p3"><b>The Autumn soup</b></p> <p class="p2"><b>Preparation & cooking time</b>: 20 minutes</p> <p class="p2"><b>Age</b>: 6-9 months</p> <p class="p2"><b>Ingredients</b>:</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li2">1 large yellow onion</li> <li class="li2">2 medium sized carrots</li> <li class="li2">1 large sweet potato</li> <li class="li2">2 tablespoons flaxseed</li> <li class="li2">1 small sprig of thyme</li> <li class="li2">1 small sprig of rosemary</li> <li class="li2">A pinch of white pepper</li> <li class="li2">1 tablespoon butter</li> <li class="li2">1 ½ cup vegetable stock</li> </ul> <p class="p2"><b>Directions</b>:</p> <ol> <li>Peel the onion, carrots and sweet potato. Dice them quite small- about 1 cm cubes.</li> <li>Tie the sprig of rosemary and thyme together with a clean so that you can easily take them out later.</li> <li>Stir fry the vegetables with flaxseed on high heat for 1 minute. Add the herbs and pepper while frying.</li> <li>Add the vegetable stock and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and mashable.</li> <li>Take off the heat, remove the herbs and directly tip into a blender.</li> <li>Blend until the mixture forms a uniformly thick soup.</li> </ol> <p class="p3"><b>Make it a mash</b></p> <p class="p2">Some babies are fussy eaters and feeding them soup can be a real hassle. So instead of making a soup, you can easily turn this into a mash. To prepare the mash, do everything until step 3. At this stage, add only ½ cup of stock and simmer without covering with the lid. The stock should mostly evaporate by the time the vegetables are completely softened. Take out the herbs and blend into a thick mash.</p> <p class="p3"><b>... or a bake</b></p> <p class="p2">You can even turn the recipe into a bake if your baby is able to eat softened vegetables without mashing. What you can do is lay thin slices of the vegetables in layers on a baking dish. Top with a bit of melted butter, powdered flaxseed and the herbs and bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 200C. It can take longer, but make sure the vegetables can be easily mashed with a fork. If you don’t intend to puree or mash it, the dices should be very small to avoid choking hazard.</p> <p class="p3"><b>Nutritional benefits</b></p> <p class="p2"><b>Carrots</b>: They are rich in vitamin A, minerals, beta carotenes and anti-oxidants. They help in protecting good eye health, skin and also protect the liver cells.</p> <p class="p2"><b>Apples</b>: This source of sodium free fiber helps your baby gain healthy weight while helping with their digestion.</p> <p class="p2"><b>Sweet potatoes</b>: It gives your baby vitamin A, C, potassium, fiber and beta carotene. A healthy glow to your baby and makes their eyes and immune system develop well.</p> <p class="p2"><b>Flaxseed</b>: It helps in boosting your baby’s immunity and helps in developing muscles and bones.</p> <p class="p2"><b>Nutritional information:</b></p> <table class="t1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p2">Fat (g)</p> </td> <td class="td2" valign="top"> <p class="p2">19</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p2">Carbohydrate (g)</p> </td> <td class="td2" valign="top"> <p class="p2">57</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p2">Protein (g)</p> </td> <td class="td2" valign="top"> <p class="p2">6</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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