Compotes (porridge) is 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 too fast 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, water or boiled water should be pure and never add sugar, maybe a little bit of rice syrup.
Applesauce or pear: (From 4 to 5 months)
• ½ apple, fresh, sweet and tender, shelled
• 1 cup water
1. 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.
2. Remove from heat, liquefy or grinds.
3. If you feel this too watery, add another bit of fresh apple and liquefies. Add apple until you feel that is the consistency you want.
4. VARIATION: You can use pears instead of apples or use both simultaneously.
FRUIT COMPOTE WITH FLOUR AMARANTH (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
1. Arhin amaranth dissolved in a cup of hot agia, make sure there are no lumps.
2. Make pure fruit with a fork or preventing tegan seeds shells. Put warm the cup with amaranth flour and add the fruit. Bring to a boil and off. Sweetened with molasses and go!
COMPOTE OF CHILLI (from 6 months)
This copota is ideal if your baby is constipated.
• 1 apple
• 1 banana
• 2 plums (prunes) large and pitted.
• 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1. Place in a pot all fruit peeled and cut into pieces, without bones or shells and seeds.
2. Boil two cups water, more water if needed to cook well, add a little more.
3. When fruits are cooked, remove pan from heat. Blend with a dash of olive oil and a little broth, so are pureed. And presto!
COMPOTE OF VEGETABLES AND RICE OR FLOUR AMARANTH (from 8 months)
These grains (amaranth and rice) are among the most gentle to start introducing your baby.
• A teaspoon of either rice flour or amaranth
• A piece of potato, carrot or squash (pick one or use all three)
• A cup of pure water.
• A pinch of sea salt.
1. Cook the vegetables perfectly cleaned, shelled, in one or two cups of water (make it a soup concentrate), together with the tablespoon of flour.
2. Allow to boil and cook the vegetables.
3. Once ready, liquefied with a little sea salt and some drops of lemon. You have to stay as a puree, but not much fruit puree, smooth but in pieces so that your baby begins to chew. If too watery, add more vegetables.
PLUM COMPOTE WITH MANGO OR SESAME (from 7 or 8 months)
• 1 piece of mango.
• 1 teaspoon 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 soy milk powder
1. Fill a clean water container with handle, molasses, plums, milk powder (previously dissolved in water) and sesame.
2. Let boil for 3 minutes and off.
3. Party with a knife handle and plums into small pieces and gives the baby.