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With only 5 steps, you can prepare a nutritious breakfast for your baby that smells like apple pie and tastes like cozy mornings. We recommend this recipe if your baby is 6 months of age or older.
Health Coach Hala Sahili is a Lactation Consultant and a Pediatric Nutritionist. She is a professional who educates and helps mothers with breastfeeding matters. She is also a dietitian for children. She is responsible for encouraging healthy food choices for children of all ages and backgrounds by assessing and coordinating nutritional menus.
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Hala has prepared an Apple Oatmeal recipe that will blow you away. It’s so simple and quick; therefore, perfect for any time of the day! And if you’re in a rush, you can put it in a cup and run to do your errands. How convenient is that? Healthy on the go.
Here is a list of the health benefits of each ingredient in this recipe for your baby.
Apple is a sweet fruit and is liked by most babies because of this quality. It is rich in fiber and helps to soothe the baby’s digestive system. It is good for both constipation and diarrhea. Apple provides the necessary energy for growing babies too.
Oatmeal is high in fiber, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Although breast milk, baby formula, and cow’s milk can be very nutritious, your growing baby needs more nutrients and vitamins.
Moreover, oatmeal is gentle on digestion. Oats are a single-grain food that is easy on your baby’s digestive system. They prevent gas while promoting fullness and a healthy appetite.
As you know, babies may experience constipation when trying new foods. Oats act like natural laxatives and prevent constipation.
Oats help boost your kid’s immunity while being very flexible. You can mix oats with a wide range of fruits and vegetables to make them more flavorful and exciting for your baby to enjoy.
Chia is a soft-eating seed. It is gentle on the stomach and can be included in your baby’s diet when you start them on solid foods ensuring that they have consumed their fiber, omega-3, protein, and antioxidants for the day. Chia has no taste or smell and is easy to include in any meal.
Cinnamon is a strong antioxidant that protects the body. It boosts immunity and protects vital organs. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help recover from injuries and avoid sickness. Cinnamon is also good for digestion and helps improves the digestive capacity of infants.
Peanuts contain more plant-based protein than any other nut, which is why peanuts and peanut butter are recommended often to help meet children’s protein needs. In addition to helping kids feel fuller for longer, peanuts and peanut butter also support healthy development.
Protein assists in brain development, helps form healthy bones, enables muscle growth, helps develop the immune system and assists in rapid growth.
And now on to the recipe!
You will need:
- Cheese grater
- Medium-size saucepan
- Breakfast bowl
You can find several of the ingredients listed below on Mint Basil Market.
- ½ Apple
- ½ cup of Water
- 2 tbsp Oats
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 tbsp Peanut butter
This recipe needs five minutes of your time. Let’s get started!
Tip: For a creamier texture you can add breastmilk or baby formula. You can serve it to your baby hot or cold.
Peel your apple. Using your grater, shred the apple and keep it on the side.
Light the stove under your medium-size saucepan and add water. When the water boils, add your oats. Let simmer.
Gradually add and mix chia seeds, apple shreds, cinnamon, and peanut butter.
Reduce to low heat when the mix simmers and keep for a minute.
Pour into a bowl and done.
If you tried this recipe or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.