Spuni shares a favorite recipe: Apple Puree
Apple Puree 4m+
With fall fast approaching, get baby's tummy in the spirit!
As summer comes to a close, it's time to start thinking about what fall has in store. One thing is for certain, we’re all craving those delicious comfort foods; like warm apple pie!
A staple for Spuni is an apple puree, one of the easiest purees to make and so delicious, even grownups can enjoy! And it really is the perfect fruit to give babies when starting solids. Chalked full of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants—it’s perfect for kiddo’s developing tummy!
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Benefits of Apples:
1. Apples are rich in vitamins like A, B1, B2 and C. They also contain minerals like iodine, phosphorous, iron and calcium that aids in overall development of your kid.
2. Apples are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps in reducing bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body.
3. Apples are high in fiber content, which can help relieve constipation.
4. Apples can also help settle a bout of diarrhea! When combined in the B-R-A-T diet (Bananas – Rice – Applesauce – Toast). The foods that make up the B.R.A.T diet are those foods that will help cause the bulking and hardening of the stool.
5. The skin of an apple helps clean teeth when biting into it. Apple Puree Recipe:
2 lbs (12 medium sized apples) apples peeled, cored and diced 1-2 tbsp of Water
Peel, core and dice apples into small cubes
Place in a steamer until tender
Once tender, place in a deep dish suitable for blending and use a hand blender to blend the puree to the right consistency for stage one (4-6 months). Puree should be thin and a bit runny (not watery). If puree seems too thick, add a tablespoon of water. Lastly, sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon for extra flavour.
Even grown ups can enjoy this delicious puree with a dollop of plain yoghurt and muesli for breakfast. Spuni Tips:
● Freeze puree in ice trays for later use or keep a jar in the fridge for up to a week, and combine with other puree for new flavors.
Choose apples with a sweet, mild flavor, such as Red Delicious and Gala apples; avoid tart varieties such as Granny Smith. One medium apple yields about 5 ounces of puree.
We love steaming as a method of cooking before pureeing your fruits and vegetables. Many vitamins and minerals found in vegetables can be lost with other conventional methods of cooking. Steaming ensures that vitamins such as vitamin B, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, biotin, B12, pantothenic acid and vitamin C, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc are retained.