Carrot, soybeans, and rice puree. A healthy baby food puree made with carrot, soybeans and rice.
I bought a packet of soybeans from a store wanting to try out few recipes at home. Though the pack looked small, there were a large quantity of soy beans.
When I was discussing with my mom how to finish off the soybeans, she said she is going to give some of the soybeans to Shreeya. Though it is not advisable to give soybeans to babies very often, it is not wrong to feed them soybean once in a while.
Some babies are allergic to soy so if you see certain symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, asthma, vomiting etc. then stop the soybeans immediately and consult the pediatrician to check if you baby is allergic to soy. If you want to omit soybeans, then make a puree with carrot, rice and peas instead of soybeans.
My daughter shreeya liked the puree so much and hopefully your baby would like it too.
Health benefits of carrot and soybeans
Promote good vision
Good source of beta-carotene
Contains omega-3 fat
Excellent source of fiber
Has minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium
When should you introduce carrot, rice and soybeans?
Carrots, rice and soybeans are usually recommended for babies between 6 to 8 months old. It is better to steam the carrots and then puree them.Carrots have high nitrates and that is the major concern for the parents. Please discuss with your pediatrician just before giving it to your baby because generalities may not apply to your child. It is a good idea to introduce one food at a time waiting four days before another new food can be introduced just to make sure your baby is not allergic to it.
Carrot – 1/2 no.
Soybeans – 1/4 cup
Rice – 1/4 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
1. Cut the carrots into small pieces. Soak the soybeans in water overnight or for eight hours, and then boil it on stove top until they are cooked. Now boil 1/2 cup of water and add the uncooked rice. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add the boiled soybeans.2. When the rice is almost cooked, add the carrots. Boil well until carrots are also cooked.3. Now you would have very little water left once the rice and carrots are cooked. Once it cools down, transfer it to a blender and without adding water, puree it.Now carrots, soybean and rice puree is ready!
How to select carrots?
Buy rich orange color carrots than the light colored ones. Rich orange color carrots have more beta-carotene . If the carrots have nice green tops attached, then the carrots are fresh. If the green tops are droopy, then avoid them. Also avoid carrots that are soft, discolored and have cracks in their skin.
How to store carrots?
Store the carrots in the coolest part of the refrigerator. They will stay good for 2 weeks.