Oat, Ragi and Apple Porridge Recipe for Babies

This recipe is most useful for the babies and children who are underweight and malnourished as per the growth chart.

 

Ragi:

Ragi is known as Finger Millet in English, which is extremely rich in iron and helpful in weight gaining. It also contains calcium, protein, vitamins B1& B2 and dietary fibers.

You can use it in the form of powder. In order to make powder, was a cup of finger millet

 

Oats:

Oats have low saturated fats, cholesterol and are rich in dietary fibers, magnesium, zinc and iron. It also contains thiamin and phosphorus. Overall, it makes a good choice for healthy breakfast.

It is easily digestible for kids and helps relieve them from constipation. You can use it as-is as a porridge, but if your child does not like it or tends to reject it; you can make a fine powder of the oats and store it in an airtight container.

 

Apple:

Daily an Apple, keeps a doctor away! And adding apple to food from the beginning of the childhood will definitely help in building overall health. It is rich in iron, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Vitamin C in apples help improve immunity in children.

You can use apple as a first food in the form of puree. With the growth of babies, you can use them for finger food and in porridges.

 

Preparation time: 5-6 minutes

 

Recipe:

In order to make this healthy porridge, you need,

  • 2 teaspoons of oats powder
  • 1 teaspoon of finger millet (ragi ) powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons of diced apple

 

Preparation:

  • Add oats powder and ragi powder and mix it with water to remove any lumps.
  • Add more water about ½ cup to the mixture and boil it.
  • To the mixture add finely diced apple
  • Bring down to a thick paste mixture
  • Serve it when it is warm enough

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