Published: 09/19/2009 - Updated: 11/23/2019
Author: Nayeli Reyes
Compotes (porridge) are one of the first foods to infants before they start getting teeth and can chew. Being the first food, compotes can go slowly adding much food ingredients and very easy to assimilate to the soft stomach of children. The porridge is very easy to prepare, even if you're going to go out, you can prepare and store in a small bowl and cool for when your baby is hungry.
From the fourth or fifth month, a baby can gradually begin to eat fruits like apples or bananas, cooked vegetables such as squash or pumpkin, and natural molasses and cereal flours, which are very nutritious the baby.
Here are some very simple recipes for your baby begins to experience new tastes and consistencies. Try to choose always fresh and ripe fruit, watered or boiled, water should be pure and never add sugar, maybe a little bit of rice syrup.
Apple or pear sauce: (From 4 to 5 months)
- ½ apple, fresh, sweet and tender, shelled
- 1 cup of water
- Cut the apple into small pieces (no bones or shell) and immerse in a bowl with a cup of pure water. Boil until the apples are cooked a little, not much, from better cooler.
- Remove from heat, liquefy or grind.
- If you feel this too watery, add another bit of fresh apple and liquefy. Add apple until you feel that is the consistency you want.
- VARIATION: You can use pears instead of apples or use both simultaneously.
Fruit compote with amaranth flour (after six months)
- A small piece of pear
- A piece of apple
- A piece of peach
- A pinch of amaranth flour
- A pinch of rice or sugar cane molasses
- Dissolve amaranth in a cup of hot water, make sure there are no lumps.
- Make pure fruit with a fork or preventing seeds and shells. Warm the cup with amaranth flour and add the fruit. Bring to a boil and off. Sweeten with molasses and go!
Plum compote (from 6 months)
This compote is ideal if your baby is constipated.
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 2 plums (prunes) large and pitted
- 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Place in a pot all fruit peeled and cut into pieces, without bones or shells and seeds.
- Boil two cups of water, more water if needed to cook well, add a little more.
- When fruits are cooked, remove pan from heat. Blend with a dash of olive oil and a little broth, so are pureed. And presto!
Vegetable and rice compote (from 8 months)
These grains (amaranth and rice) are among the most gentle to start introducing your baby.
- A teaspoon of either rice or amaranth flour
- A piece of potato, carrot or squash (pick one or use all three)
- A cup of pure water
- A pinch of sea salt
- Cook the vegetables perfectly cleaned, shelled, in one or two cups of water (make it a soup concentrate), together with the tablespoon of flour.
- Allow to boil and cook the vegetables.
- Once ready, liquefy with a little sea salt and some drops of lemon. If too watery, add more vegetables.
Plum compote with mango (from 7 or 8 months)
- 1 piece of mango
- 1 teaspoon of rice or cane molasses
- 2 plums or fresh shelled bone (if you do not replace with kiwi)
- A teaspoon of natural sesame (not roasted), preferably pulverized
- 1 or 2 cups of pure water
- 1 tbsp of soy milk powder
- Fill a clean water container with handle, molasses, plums, milk powder (previously dissolved in water) and sesame.
- Let boil for 3 minutes and off.
- Cut with a knife handle and plums into small pieces and gives the baby.
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