I often wonder if other parents worry about their kid's nutrient as much as I worry about mine.
I firmly believe in nourishing my son with only healthy food. So far, he has not tasted chicken, pork or beef at all. I would like to hold off meat till he is at least 1.5 years old. I prefer that he chows down his veggies and happily eats his fish.
I don't know if I'm overprotective or just cautious. I am very worried about preservatives and sugar content in the pre-packed baby food that one can buy off the shelf.
Here are some benefits of making your own baby food :
❤ You are assured that the ingredients are fresh and healthy.
❤ You can customise your baby's food to suit his/ her palate.
❤ You know exactly what your baby is eating and there are no "fillers" generally found in commercial baby food.
❤ There is such an immense joy to cook for someone you love, esp. when you know you are nurturing his/ her body.
So here are 2 simple and rewarding recipes that I would like to share with everyone.
Fish Porridge using red or brown rice
- 1 slice of cod fish or threadfin fish ( I usually use 2 pieces of fish.)
- 1.5 tablespoons of red or brown rice. ( I usually mix the 2 types of rice.)
- A handful of spinach ( I usually use spinach and parsley as my son loves both these vegetables.)
Soak the red or brown rice in water for at least 3 hours or overnight. You can use normal rice if you prefer. Cook the rice in 1 cup of water over low heat. Stir occasionally. When the porridge is very smooth, add in fish and spinach. Once it is cooked, you can blend it in the blender. I choose to blend it in the blender because I give my son the fish's skin.
Avocado Oatmeal for breakfast
- 1 avocado
- 1.5 tablespoons of rolled oats
- 1 scoop of formula
Prepare your avocado. Take the seed out. Cut it into very very small pieces. In a pot of boiling water, prepare 1.5 tbsp of rolled oats. Boil till the oats are cooked. Add in the avocado and boil for 5 minutes over low heat. Off the fire when done and add in milk powder if your child is drinking formula. I have not tried this recipe using breastmilk.
My son LOVES THIS SOOOOOOO much!!! He is a big fan of avocado.
I hope you and your child enjoyed my recipes. Till the next post~~