Top 3 Cereals To Keep Your Baby Healthy

Organic Rice Cereal:
Babies 6 – 12 months

1/4 c. (around 1 oz) brown rice powder
8 fl.oz. (1 c. ) water

Add milk of your choice (breast milk, soy, almond, coconut, rice, etc.)

To make the rice powder, grind brown rice in a blender or food processor. You can use white rice if you prefer, but this page explains why brown rice is more nutritious.

Bring the water to a boil.

Add the rice powder, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.

Reduce the heat to very low and simmer gently for about 10 minutes (do not forget to keep stirring, or the rice will stick).
Then stir in enough formula or breastmilk to give the consistency that’s best for your baby. Once baby has been introduced to fruit, you could always add a little of his favorite puree. *Important benefits gained from eating brown rice include a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and lower levels of cholesterol. Enjoy! Note: It is also important to introduce new foods one at a time, with at least three days in between to make sure your baby’s not allergic.

 

 

 

Organic Baby Oatmeal:
Babies 6 – 12 months

1/4 c. of ground oats (use regular or steel cut when possible), ground in blender or food processor

3/4 c. – 1 c. water or breastmilk (for sweetness)

Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the oatmeal powder while stirring constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in breastmilk and fruits if desired. Serve warm!!!

Oatmeal (one cup, regular, non-fortified & cooked) Protein – 5.94g

Note:
VITAMINS
Vitamin A – 0 IU
Vitamin C – 0 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – .17 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – .04 mg
Niacin – .53 mg
Folate – 14 mcg

Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
MINERALS
Potassium – 164 mg (continued)

Phosphorus – 162 mg
Magnesium – 84 mg
Calcium – 21 mg
Sodium – 9 mg
Iron – 2.11 mg
Selenium – 12 mg

Also contains small amounts of zinc, magnesium and copper.

 

 

Organic Barley Cereal:
Babies 6 – 12 months

2 oz. (1/4 c.) ground barley*

12 fl. oz. (1 1/2 c.) water

1 tsp. peaches

You can grind the barley in a food processor, or with a grain grinder. When grinding in small batches it will give gives a better result. Pour the water into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. (continued)

Add the powdered barley, stirring constantly. Bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for around 15 to 20 mins. An alternative to grinding the barley is to simply cook it in the regular way, then place the cooked barley in a food processor and blend with enough formula to give the desired consistency.

However you cook it, stirring in some mashed banana will sweeten the barley and you can also try mixing it with other fruit purees. Serve & enjoy!!!!

Note:
1 teaspoon fruit, gradually increased to 1/4 to 1/2 cup in 2 or 3 feedings
1 teaspoon vegetables, gradually increased to 1/4 to 1/2 cup in 2 or 3 feedings
3 to 9 tablespoons cereal, in 2 or 3 feedings

 

 

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