Introducing vegetables in your baby’s diet? This potato puree for babies is ideal for infants over 6 months, as it’s easy, neutral and safe for little tummies.
We’ve all heard stories of kids refusing to eat vegetables, and perhaps we may have done the same when we were young! However, now that you’re a parent, you want to make sure that you raise your little one to enjoy vegetables of all kinds. As with everything else, the earlier you start, the better!
With so many vegetables to choose from, new parents can be confused about which one to introduce in their baby’s diet first. You need a vegetable that’s easily digestible, neutral in taste and safe for developing digestive systems. Potato is the vegetable that checks all these boxes, and provides many other benefits too.
Potato Puree for babies is the perfect way to introduce this vegetable in your munchkin’s diet. Potato puree has a soft consistency, it is easily mashable and is among foods with the least risk of food allergy. Start with a small quantity as potatoes may cause gassines in some babies.
Please don’t forget the 3 Day Rule before introducing any new food. Select a potato that is free of blemishes, cracks and soft spots. Avoid potatoes that have begun sprouting – these are not fresh.
Potato Puree for Babies
- 1 Potato
- Jeera powder – A pinch
1. Peel the skin of the potato.
2. Slice into cubes.
3. Steam cook for 3-4 whistles on medium flame.
4. Let it cool.
5. Mash well using a potato masher or the back of a ladle.
6. Add Jeera powder for seasoning.
7. If you want to make it runnier, add some breast milk or formula.
8. Your Potato Puree is ready. Serve warm.
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
- Peel the skin.
- Slice into cubes.
- Steam cook for 3-4 whistles on medium flame.
- Let it cool.
- Mash well using potato masher or ladle.
- Add Jeera powder for seasoning
- Serve warm.