With the Fall season on our doorstep, fresh root veggies abound and make great staples for a new eater's diet. They taste sweet, puree to a smooth consistency, and have few allergens - all good attributes for a baby's first food.
Root veggies are also packed with nutritional benefits: The betacarotene in carrots and sweet potatoes helps baby's vision develop, and gives their immune system a much-needed boost in the colder weather. Both cauliflower and parsnips are high in Vitamin C and folate - an important nutrient on both sides of the womb that helps baby's growth and cell regeneration.
There are also a number of fantastic and easy root recipes in our baby recipe section.
1 medium sweet potato, about 7 ounces, peeled and cut in half
1/2 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 80 (42% from fat) undefined carbohydrates 10g undefined protein 1g undefined fat 3g undefined sat fat undefined 1g undefined chol 0mg
Makes about twelve 1-ounce servings
1 pound carrots, peeled and trimmed
Nutritional information per 1-ounce serving:
Calories 16 (4% from fat) undefined carb. 4g undefined pro. 0g undefined fat 0g undefined sat fat 0g undefined chol 0mg undefined sod. 13mg undefined Calc. 10mg undefined fiber 1g