A wonder vegetable that’s filled with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants! The best food to boost immunity and strengthen bones! You guessed it right ? It’s the yummy potatoes. It’s been the favorite to most of the kids and adults across the world. Here is a simple recipe to introduce this nutrient rich vegetable to babies. Our easy mashed potatoes recipe for babies & toddlers is good to be added in baby’s diet after 6 months completion. Mashed potato has a creamy consistency, it is easily digestible and is among foods with the least risk of food allergy. While introducing potato to babies, start with a small quantity and then gradually increase. Potatoes might cause gassiness in some babies and hence, introducing gradually can help in ruling out any uncomfortability. Avoid the potatoes which are with sprouts. Firm potatoes with no bruises or green spots are the best. Potatoes are the best weight gain food, as it’s overloaded with the carbs and fiber.
Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe for Babies & Toddlers
- Potato – One
- Jeera powder – A pinch
1. Wash the potatoes well. Peel the skin.
2. Slice them into cubes.
3. Steam cook for 3-4 whistles on medium flame.
4. Let it cool.
5. Mash the cooked potatoes well using potato masher or ladle.
6. Add Jeera powder for seasoning.
7. Serve warm.
Even though the 3-day rule is obsolete, it’s good to be followed for sensitive tummies to check if baby has allergic reactions. And new foods are safe to be introduced in the first half of the day.
Nutritional Information of potato:
100 g of Potatoes yield 77 kcal of energy and a medium potato gives about 26 grams of carbohydrates, making these an energy-rich food. Potatoes are also rich in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals such as carotenoids and natural phenols.
- Potato - One
- Jeera powder - A pinch
- Wash the potatoes well. Peel the skin.
- Slice them into cubes.
- Steam cook for 3-4 whistles on medium flame.
- Let it cool.
- Mash the cooked potatoes well using potato masher or ladle.
- Add Jeera powder for seasoning.
- Serve warm.