Moms and care givers in the house, this is for you!
From 6 months old, parents usually begin to try out different foods that can complement breast milk and/or formula for their babies. Meat is an important part of a baby’s diet because it is a rich source of iron, which is important for brain development, energy and growth.
I discovered this meal a while ago while doing some research on meals for my son and I’d like to share with you today. It’s called Beef Puree and I love making it with Potatoes.
Beef Puree is especially good because the Iron in finely ground meat is more easily absorbed by the body. Iron builds red blood cells and carries oxygen around our body and is needed for brain development and energy.
Here’s what you need:
- Beef, washed and cut into small pieces
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups of beef broth
- Fresh thyme
1. In a medium saucepan, bring the beef, sweet potatoes, thyme and broth to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-35 minutes until the beef is cooked through and sweet potatoes are tender. When it is cooked (not overcooked), take it off the heat and let cool slightly.
2. Transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend. Add extra broth in small quantities if needed, until it is smooth enough for your baby to eat.
Try this quick meal today and your baby will love it!
Do you have any other ideas on how to include beef in your baby’s diet?
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