Apple & Carrot Mash
The natural sweetness of carrots is highlighted by the sweet taste of the applesauce in the sunny-colored dish.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 1 cup
- 1 carrot
- ½ cup Homemade Applesauce
Peel carrot and cut into small slices or chunks. Steam carrot using either a steamer basket or microwave.
Purée carrot using reserved steaming water to achieve age-appropriate consistency. Combine carrot and applesauce.
Not So Fast, Honey!
When it's time to start thinking about adding sweeteners to your baby's diet, whether it's for baking or cooking, one natural choice needs to wait. Babies should not have any honey until after one year. Their immature digestive systems cannot adequately process honey, and it can lead to a form of botulism, a serious food poisoning. If you need to turn to a sweetener before one year old, consider apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, or agave nectar.