Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baby Food - Pureed Pear with Greek Yogurt and Wheatgerm

This baby dish has been a real favourite for my little ones over the years. I love that it is such a nutritionally balanced dish, packed with goodness and as a dessert or snack it is perfect for growing tummies. Pureed pear makes for a wonderful introduction to solids, as it is so appealing to the young palate with it's sweet flavour. 

It is important to choose only sweet fruit that is completely ripe for your baby's fruit purees. When your baby is around 8 mths the pear puree can be combined with greek yoghurt and wheatgerm for a very satisfying dish. Full fat Organic Greek yogurt makes a good choice for infants, as it is more fattening than other standard yoghurts. This is most beneficial for babies as they need fats in their diets for proper growth. It is also higher in protein and has less sodium than regular yogurts. There are so many benefits with including wheatgerm in your baby's diet. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in Vitamin E and Iron. Just a sprinkle over your baby's pureed pear and Greek yogurt is a great way to give an already healthy dish a considerable nutritional boost. 




 

Pear Puree


Ingredients
2  ripe pears, peeled and cored
3 tbsp pure apple juice or boiled water
  

Method

1.Chop your pear into small even sized pieces. Put these into a heavy based saucepan with the apple juice or water. 
2.Cover the pan and cook over a low heat, for about 3 mins, until the pear is tender.
3.Blend the pear to a smooth puree using an electric hand blender.
4.Spoon a little puree into your baby’s bowl and serve either lukewarm or cold.



Pear Puree with Greek Yogurt and Wheatgerm


Combine 2 tablespoons of the pear puree with 2 tablespoons or Organic Greek yogurt. 
Sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of wheatgerm and stir to combine. 







This article was published in Issue One of Easy Parenting. 

11 comments:

Magda said...

looks great! My little baby Nina is going to be one on Sunday and I am thinking of baking a cake. But I would like to make something she can try too. Have you any ideas what I can do? Thanks

Sue/the view from great island said...

I don't have any babies around the house, but, aside from the pureeing, this sounds like a pretty good breakfast to me!
I'm having a great giveaway this week---come by to enter.

WiseMóna said...

This looks lovely Nessa. I am sure it is a palate pleaser for all babies and toddlers. I started mine on solids at 4 months of age and have to say I am amazed at the way their little taste buds have developed over the years.

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks Magda. I use my basic bun recipe for many cakes and it always work well http://j.mp/jaX3QH You could sandwich and top your cake with vanilla buttercream http://j.mp/p2fs7U and serve with some fresh berries. I'm sure your little girl would love it :) Enjoy your day!
Thanks Sue - I must pop by for a visit!

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks Mona. I agree, I think it is so important to introduce children to a good varied diet from the start.

Sinead said...

I'm 21 and kidless. I want this, it looks awesome! Haha

Nessa Robins said...

Well I suppose an adult could also enjoy it! Maybe with some granola thrown in :)

Amee said...

This is where i'm supposed to say nice things about your recipe but I'm just so amazed at your Jacks work and had a look at his blog as well - he is just brilliant! His blog is so professional at only 9 yrs old, he puts a lot of the rest of us to shame! Get him to join the Irish Food Bloggers Association - he would be a great mascot - not to mention helping a few of us less computer literate out.

Nessa Robins said...

Well Amee you have just made this man very happy with your comment. He is signing himself in straight away with IFBA! He didn't need much encouragement. He is super and loves anything to do with computers. Lucky me!!

Zoe said...

Will pass this recipe around to mothers with young kids... This is a fantastic recipe!

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks a million Zoe. It's a lovely dish for little ones!

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