Amaranth and Vegetables Baby Food

Amaranth is another novel grain (or rather seed as everybody keeps pointing out, so I might as well) that is protein packed, delicious and all things good. So its time to point it out to your baby! and this one is so much fun, you’r baby is going to love the tiny thermocol like balls as we are going to make out of it. How do we get that?

Pop it! 

These ultra-tiny grains pop in seconds but you need to work with really small batches so keep some time aside for this and have fun! Choose a small saucepan with a long handle. A coffee/ milk warming mug is best for this as its small and has long handles and long sides. Heat it and gently add a tablespoon of the seeds, swirl around, they will splutter and pop within a minute. when the popping seems to slow down quickly remove it into a bowl. Repeat until all are popped. Sieve out the un-popped ones. There will be quite a few. These can be simply powdered and added into your flour.

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You can store the popped grains in an airtight container for a long time. They are a perfect, fun and safe snack for the kids as is. Young kids can practice their pincer grasp on this one.

In this recipe we are going to cook a few veggies and add popped amaranth to it so it absorbs all the liquids and forms a soft, textured puree – perfect recipe for baby food.

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Baby food guidelines.

Safe for babies 6 months +

After your baby has had his first taste of grains and veggies

(Its gluten free option.)`1

Stage 1 : Omit the garlic and bell pepper if you feel its too strong for baby’s palette.

Stage 2 : Feel free to add in more veggies and herbs like basil or oregano to jazz it up.

After 1 year. Can add a little bit of salt, herbs and make it to your child’s taste.

 

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Amaranth and Vegetables Baby Food
A soft textured baby food puree of vegetables and popped amaranth
amaranth supergrain baby food toddler meals ideas
Course Baby food
Cuisine Baby Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course Baby food
Cuisine Baby Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
amaranth supergrain baby food toddler meals ideas
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil / butter. Add in the onion, bell pepper and garlic and fry for a few minutes. Add in the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Add in water and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  2. Puree the veggies. Add back to pan and add in the amaranth. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Adjust the consistency as desired.
  3. Serve it to baby and cross your fingers!
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