Per doctor’s orders, she wants us to start trying different finger foods with our little one. Baked apples seemed like a delicious first finger food to try out. After searching, I only found baked apple recipes that included lots of brown sugar and oats. So I just threw together what I thought would be healthy and tasty.
-Apples (I used 2)
-1 teaspoon Cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
-2 tablespoons Coconut oil (half melted, the other half not)
You can vary the amount of ingredients to your personal preference. If you don’t like coconut oil or have an allergy, I’m sure you can use butter. Feel free to substitute other spices that you like. For this meal, I only had 2 apples which was perfect for my little guy and I to share.
Wash, peel and slice apples. I recommend slicing and not dicing the apples if you are making for your little one. Melt half of your coconut oil and pour over apple slices in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg and mix. Place apple slices into glass baking dish and put remaining coconut oil in small clumps sporadically on top.
Bake on 400 for 15 minutes. Check apples and stir around in the dish, cover with foil and bake another 5 minutes. Cool & serve.
I don’t claim to be a good cook but when it comes to making food for my babe, I want only the best! I was a rookie when it came to making baby food and now I have made TONS of healthy meal options and I’m here to share them with you!
At first, we did the whole, one fruit/veggie at a time to make sure he had no allergies. You’ll hear varying views regarding when to start babies on solids. No one knows your baby like you do, so if you feel like he/she is ready for solids and your Dr. gives you the go ahead, then why not? And that’s what we did. We started at 6 months.
My sister in-laws gave me the BEABA Babycook for Christmas and I was thrilled!! There are many different ways to prepare your baby’s food but to me this seemed the easiest. You can do the old fashioned way by roasting your veggies in the oven or steaming them on the stove-top but that takes additional time, and as a mom, time is not something I have an excess of. The BEABA allows me to make tons meals in very little time!
Carrots-When cooked, this vegetable is good for babies starting at 5-6 months if it is organic or from your garden (to avoid too many nitrates in the cooking water). It is not recommended to serve raw carrots until your baby is at least 2 years of age. According to the BEABA cookbook, they recommend buying carrots from the end of April till the end of July, and “in-season” carrots until mid December. Carrots contain fiber that helps intestinal transit.