Health Benefits & Delicious Beet Recipes For Your Baby

If your planning to introduce beetroot to your baby's diet then you can include it with out worrying.

Updated: March 30, 2019


Health Benefits Of Beets For Babies

Beetroot Is Good For Overall health:

Beets are full of minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A, calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium, and more.Beets may prevent the diseases like night blindness, glossitis, beriberi, jaundice, etc. Lipids and proteins are also high in beets.

Beetroot Boost Immunity:

Beets contains antioxidants that helps boost the immune system. It also helps in weight loss, prevents chronic diseases, like cancer.

Beetroot Help Digestion:

Beets help digestion in babies as it contains high amount of fibre.  It helps baby in smooth bowel movement if your baby has constipation.

Beetroot Helps Brain development:

Beets promote blood circulation in the brain and help in brain development of babies during early months. Beetroot prevents anemia in babies as it is a good source of iron. It also increases the heamoglobin level of your baby as it contains iron.

Beetroot Cleanses Kidney:

Beets contains natural cleansers properties that helps cleanses gall bladder and kidneys in babies.

When To Introduce Beetroot For Babies?

If you are a first time mom, you will always be worried about what to give your baby once she starts eating solid foods. If your planning to introduce beetroot to your baby's diet then you can include it with out worrying. Because beet is good for babies. But you can introduce beetroot to your baby when she is between eight and ten months, to avoid choking while eating. Do not feed more than one to two teaspoons of beets to babies they contain high amount of natural nitrates than other vegetables which cannot easily be digestible  by babies less than one year. Avoid beets if your baby has loose motion, as it contains natural laxative properties.

How To Select Beets For Homemade Baby Food?

Always choose organic beets for your baby as it does not contains pesticides. It will be more and fresh during June through October. Always give seasonal fruits and veggies to your baby. Select medium sized, unblemished, unbroken, or unbruised beets beets as they are soft and tasty. Clean it properly before use under running water.

How To Store Beets?

Remove the leaf tops and Store beets in a refrigerator inside a airtight container to keep it fresh. You can keep them for a week if keep it like this.

How To Cook Beets For Baby?

Boiling: Boiling is the simplest way of making Beets for your baby. Clean,Peel and cut the Beets in to slices.Boil the water in a pan and add the beet slices in it and cook for 15 minutes. Drain the beets and blend it properly before giving it to your baby.

Steaming: Steaming retains all the vitamins of the beets. Clean,Peel and  cut the Beets in to slices, put them into a steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes till it becomes soft. Blend or mash it properly before giving it to your baby.

Baking: You can also bake Beets to make it soft and tasty. Simply wrap the slices in foil and cook for an hour at 360ºF or 180ºC. Blend or mash it properly before giving it to your baby.

Delicious Beetroot Recipes For Babies

Carrot , Patato and Beet


Ingredients

1 medium sized beets
1 medium sized carrot
1 medium sized potatoes
Pinch of salt
Water

How to:
Wash and peel the carrot, beets, and potatoes in running water to make sure it is soil free.
Cut them into slices.
Steam or boil them in water until soft.
Once it becomes soft, make a smooth puree in a blender.
Add little salt.

Roasted Beet Shapes


Ingredients

5 medium sized beets
1 tbsp olive oil or ghee

How to:
Clean the beets in running water to make sure it is soil free.
Peel, and slice them.
Apply olive oil on the beet slices and bake them at 350ºC for around ten to 20 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt before feeding your baby.

Beetroot Rice

Ingredients

2 cups beets slices
1 cup brown rice

How to:
Clean the beets in running water to make sure it is soil free.
Peel, and slice them.
Boil them and make a smooth puree out of it.
Cook the brown rice till it very soft.
Mix both properly.
Add little salt.

Beetroot Soup for Babies

   
Ingredients
3 beets
1 potato
1 small onion
1/4 cup yogurt

How to:
Wash everything in running water to make sure it is soil free.
Peel, and dice them.
Boil all the veggies in a pan.
Once it becomes soft, belend them to make a puree.
Add in fresh yogurt in to the puree.
Add little salt.
Serve to your baby

Beetroot Puree

Ingredients
2 beetroot
1 apple
1 potato

How to:
Wash everything in running water to make sure it is soil free.
Peel, and dice them.
Steam all three ingredients until soft.
Mash everything to make the beetroot puree for your baby.

Carrot Beetroot Puree

Ingredients

1 carrot
1 Beetroot

How to:
Cook carrot and beetroot in water.
Add salt for taste.
Blend them together to make a puree.

Beetroot Carrot Soup

Ingredients

1 carrot (chopped)
1 Beetroot (peeled and chopped)
1 cup water

How to:
Cook carrot, beetroot, and water into a pressure cooker.
Mix well and cook for two whistles.
Make them cool and blend until smooth.
Strain the mixture with the help of a strainer.
Transfer the mixture to a pan and boil.
Keep stirring intermittently.
Cool and serve.

Beetroot Halwa For Babies

Ingredients
1 beetroot (peeled, chopped)
8-10 dates
2 tsp ghee
water

How to:
Cook the beetroots in a steamer or boil it.
Remove the seeds from dates and boil in water once they become soft for five minutes.
Blend them together.
Heat ghee in a pan and add the mixture to this.
Cover the lid for around 10 minutes.
Stir occasionally.
Turn off the gas when it becomes thick.


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