We must ensure that our children eat different coloured fruits and vegetables.
This is because different coloured fruits and vegetables contain different nutrients. And when they eat a mix and match of colours, children get all the nutrients they need.
To make it easy for parents to feed children all the nutrients that they need – doctors often say – “Just eat a Rainbow”.
What are the colours children should eat?
Children should eat vegetables and fruits that are Violet, Indigo (dark blue), Green, Yellow, Orange, Red and White every day if possible.
To add white to your plate I am sharing the recipe of the Smashing White Banana Apple Mash. This gives your baby an array of essential Vitamins and minerals in a few tasty bites. The Vitamins are Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It also has minerals like Calcium and Potassium.
Here are the ingredients:
Bananas, 2 nos
Apple, 1 no.
Honey, ½ tsp
Nuts of your choice for garnish
Lemon juice, ½ tsp
1. Peel the apple and core it, cut it into large cubes, and place in water.
- Boil the apple until soft. Once done, cool it.
- Mash bananas in a bowl. Add the cooked apple cubes and mash them as well.
- Add in the honey and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Garnish with chopped nuts and serve.
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Note – You can also serve this to a 10 month old baby but without salt.
Always check with your doctor before giving your baby any new food. Wean your baby to all the ingredients separately first, in the usual recommended way and then serve this dish if your baby tolerates all the ingredients without any problem.
Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS, MD
Dr Debmita Dutta is a practicing doctor, a parenting consultant and the founder of the website WPA whatparentsask.com – She is based in Bangalore and conducts online and offline Parenting workshops at schools and corporate organizations. She also conducts online and offline prenatal classes for expecting parents and infant care classes for new parents.