Considering a few factors, Dr Swathi Ramamurthy, Head R&D, Herby Angel, quickly offers much-needed nutrition to your child without compromising taste.
Written By Tavishi Dogra | Updated : September 18, 2023 6:54 PM IST
Nutrient-Dense Ingredients: The Foundation of Healthy Baby Food
Nutrient-dense foods are rich in essential proteins. Therefore, the foundation of tasty and healthy baby food begins with fresh and nutrient-dense ingredients.
- Create meals with fruits such as bananas and chiku (Sapodilla)
- Mashed meals are easy to make, contain a baby’s required nutrients, and taste delicious
- Regular intake of bananas regulates bowel movements in children and prevents gastrointestinal problems
- Fruit, like chiku, provides energy to toddlers while strengthening their immune systems
Introducing Flavors: Cultivating Healthy Eating Habits
When your baby grows up, introduce them to various new foods to ensure they get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they require for healthy growth and development.
- A healthy six-month-old kid can be introduced to various flavours and textures, which has multiple advantages
- Teaches the baby’s taste buds to appreciate nutritious flavours and lays the groundwork for healthy eating habits
- Striking a balance of flavours is critical when introducing new meals
- Begin with lighter flavours like sweet potatoes or jaggery and work up to more robust flavours like spinach or broccoli
Adding Variations: Promoting Food Diversity
Food diversity is critical for good nutrition and healthy development.
- Encourage your child to consume meals they like, but introduce new options regularly to ensure they obtain nutritional advantages from various sources
- Feeding a range of foods improves the taste and supplies a broader spectrum of nutrients to help them thrive
- Sattu (a powdered form of roasted chickpeas) is a superfood that can be helpful for overall growth in babies
- Prepare a Sattu mix meal with a banana or coconut sugar for a delicious and nutritious option containing vitamins, fibre, and protein
All Things Considered
Preparing delightful and healthful meals for your children is a rewarding experience that nourishes their bodies and taste buds.
By focusing on nutrient-dense ingredients, introducing various flavours gradually, and offering food variations, you can establish a strong foundation for your child’s lifelong relationship with nutritious and enjoyable eating.
Embark on this culinary adventure, infusing creativity and love into each meal, and watch your little bundles of joy thrive in health and happiness.
Making nutritious and tasty baby food is a journey that supports their growth and development while bringing joy to their taste buds.
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