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Apricot, Carrot & Nutmeg Rice Baby Food Recipe

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Baby First Foods Six Months Old Apricot, Carrot & Nutmeg Rice Porridge

Homemade Apricot, Carrot & Nutmeg Rice Porridge Recipe

for Little Mashies reusable food pouches

Ingredients:

4 tbsp. rice flour
1 cup of carrots, diced
1 cup of apricots, pitted and diced
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup water

Instructions:

Step 1: Bring the water to the boil in a small saucepan. Add carrot cubes and cook for 8 minutes.
Step 2: Add the apricots, rice and nutmeg, then – stirring often – simmer gently for 5 minutes until most of the water has evaporated.
Step 3: Puree the mixture in a food processor and serve. This is also delicious with a little ginger instead of nutmeg.

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For Baby Led Weaning and Older Kids

For baby led weaning you skip the baby food puree altogether and start with large (2 finger sized) pieces of the food. We would of course do this on our Little Mashies sucky platter! So from 6-9mths of age in baby led weaning foods should be the size of about 2 fingers so that the baby can pick it up and self feed. They also need to be well cooked so they are soft, and with no loose pieces (for example tiny florets that can break off on broccoli, or a slice of apple that's so thin it can break when gnawed on).
Baby led weaning recipe idea
From around 9mths with baby led weaning you chop the food very small (to avoid choking). I would suggest 2-4 grains of rice in size. It's a small piece so that if they swallow it whole they won't choke. In traditional baby food recipes this is the stage where we mash food so it has a little texture. At around 12mths of age in baby led weaning the food goes up to bite sizes (and this is the same in non baby led weaning kids), about fingernail sized pieces. Of course some babies will be on a different timeline depending on whether they have heaps or a few teeth. Every baby is different and you just have to watch carefully and get to know how your baby is with food. Never leave them alone whilst eating, and I also recommend sitting them at a table with you for all meals if you can. It helps set the expectation for later in life and you can be a role model for how to eat well. Around 18mths you can offer your little one larger serves again (so a whole apple for example) so that they can learn to take smaller bites themselves, to chew, and to swallow.

 Why is apricot a great baby food choice?

Apricots are extremely nutrient rich fruit for baby food. They act as a gentle laxative and also help in brain development. Carrots are very rich in vitamin A which supports a strong immune system helping to make our little ones grow up nice and strong.Rice is rich in vitamins of B complex and protein. It helps in digestive problems and diarrhea, and cultures all around the world have used rice in baby food. 

 

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Little Mashies reusable food pouch reviews

We Are Very happy With Little Mashies
POSTED BY SHER
We are very happy with the Little Mashies reusable pouch system. It's a great comfort to know that my baby is eating quality homemade food and the convenience of these pouches makes that so much easier. They are so easy to use and clean, I couldn't be happier!

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Absolute peace of mind knowing that I control what goes in every pouch and my kids still love every mouthful! I was skeptical about how they are to clean and it took me a while to buy them BUT...they are just as easy to clean as you say they are!! Absolutely perfect product for a very food conscious mother. Love them and so do my 2.5 year old and 15 month old. Highly, highly recommend. Great service as well!

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