• Introducing vegetables

Introducing vegetables

Introduction of Vegetables is an important part of Weaning. As babies prefer sweet taste, acceptance to veggies takes little longer time. Hence, it is advised to start with vegetables with mildly sweet taste, like carrots, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, peas and so on...

Tips on introducing vegetables: 

- Start with cooked mashed vegetable. You can add little fruit puree like Apple or Banana puree to give natural sweetness. Gradually, you can add other vegetables or legumes such as green beans, reaching a consistency of stew over a period of about four to five weeks. Other vegetables are not advisable in the first stage, due to the possible digestive discomfort that may arise.-Around 8 months, you can add grated cheese to improve the taste.

-You can also mix veggie puree or hide it in baby’s favorite foods, like pasta, eggs, rice or meat to make it easily acceptable.

-Vegetable sticks like steamed Broccoli or Carrot stick or slice of cleaned Avocado rolled in cereal or steamed beans can serve as a great Finger food, especially when served with healthy cheese or yogurt dips.
-Do not add salt to purees, because excessive salt intake in early ages can cause problems.

-Use olive oil for processing, as it is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which is great for your baby’s health.

-Vegetables are great source of Healthy carbs, Vitamins & Phytonutrients that help to boost baby’s immune system. Include variety to achieve maximum benefit.

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