Once you start introducing foods to your baby is when recipes for children really start to be fun , since the new flavors and textures can be exciting not only for you but also for your baby.
Quinoa is usually considered a cereal but it is not. It is one of the most nutritionally interesting food products that exist in the plant world. It has a high protein content , between 12 and 18%, in addition to containing all the essential amino acids . This makes it a meat substitute widely used by vegetarians and can provide children’s diets with the benefits of vegetable protein without saturated fat.
Specifically for children or pregnant women, quinoa is a wonderful food, since it also does not contain gluten, so it can be added to babies’ preparations when starting with the introduction of foods in the form of purées, to whom it will bring its many benefits. qualities. Quinoa has arginine and histidine , essential for child development, as well as omega 3 , which has been documented as indicated in the improvement of children with ADHD. It also has folic acid indicated for pregnancy.
Mixed with the banana , it will make this puree one of your baby’s favorites without a doubt. On the other hand, the advantage is that the recipes with quinoa are cooked in just 15 minutes and they keep very well in the refrigerator, which will allow you to prepare a puree right away in the morning, at noon or at night.
How to cook quinoa
In this complete article, which we recommend you read, we explain how to cook quinoa , as well as its properties and recipes with quinoa.
Quinoa has saponin, which gives it a bitter taste, and it is a natural toxin that avoids having to use pesticides on its harvest. It is therefore important to rinse it very well under running water. You will see that it gives off a kind of foam, precisely the saponin, which has already been eliminated in many commercial presentations, but nevertheless it is advisable to make sure with a good rinse.
Quinoa and banana puree for babies
- 1/2 banana
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons cooked quinoa
- 1 tablespoon of special yogurt for babies
How to make baby puree with quinoa
- Place all the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork or blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix
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