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Weaning Recipe – Peas and carrots puree

Green peas and carrots makes a real healthy combination for your child's nutritional needs.

When your child starts weaning, it is essential that you start introducing a variety of tastes, but one at a time. Instead of trying to use one vegetable every day or week, you can try a combination of vegetables. One of my favourite combinations during weaning my baby was peas and carrot puree. I started giving my daughter this puree once she was seven months old. Did she love it? Well, I can t lie over here; I admit it wasn t as favourite as the apple badam kheer. But your child might just like the taste and texture of these healthy vegetables. So here goes the recipe:

Ingredients

  • cup boiled peas
  • cup boiled carrots
  • A pinch of butter
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Method

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  • Wash the vegetables thoroughly and keep them aside.
  • Boil the peas and carrots in a pressure cooker for five to 10 minutes. Add a pinch of salt if necessary. However, I avoided giving salt when I tried this recipe.
  • Once the vegetables are boiled, remove the pressure cooker from the flame and allow it to cool. Here is another variation mashed potato, peas and carrots.
  • Next, drain the excess water and mash the vegetables to make a smooth consistency.
  • Add a little water if you need to make it soft and pureed.
  • Once cool, offer your child spoonfuls of the same.

Tip: Remember it is better to offer mashed vegetables over pureed ones to your child to help her relish the taste and get recognised with the texture. It also helps to develop the swallowing reflex in them and makes the transition from liquid to semi solids to solid really smooth.

This recipe is suitable for six to nine months olds.

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